Chinchillas as pets.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Chinchillas as pets.

Post by Rizzo on Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:42 am

Hi. A friend is looking at buying pet Chinchillas But little is known about them. the information online is very vague. Just wondering if anyone here has had any first hand experience on them?
avatar
Rizzo
Senior Member
Senior Member

Posts : 115
Join date : 2011-09-26
Age : 30
Location : County Meath

Back to top Go down

Re: Chinchillas as pets.

Post by Zoundz on Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:59 pm

Yes, lots! We've had them a long time (Karl had them when I met him). They all live with Karl's parents in Leeds now. They live a very long time, do not much like being handled, are very difficult to treat when they get ill (when they get sick, they just give up and die).

Honestly? I would never recommend them as pets unless you are *really* dedicated. As I say, they live a very long time indeed - so you need to know you're well settled and happy for an animal that can and does live longer than a dog. Usually around 15-20 years.

xx

_________________
Laura Woods British Blue
Bongo Fury Rattery - Hobby rattery breeding for Russian varieties and Mink and Cinnamon with plans for Pearl based in the future. Based in West Cork. We are NFRS and IFRA members.
avatar
Zoundz
Administrator
Administrator

Posts : 2043
Join date : 2011-09-25
Age : 32
Location : Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

http://www.irishrats.co.uk

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum