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Chinchilla Bedding

Chinchillas are incredibly cute animals that make great pets because they’re small rodents that usually fit in the palm of your hand and have incredibly soft fur that adults and children love. Did you know that these little guys usually weigh only one to two pounds? Also, a fun fact about their coat is why their fur is so incredibly soft; almost 60 hairs grow from one single follicle. These popular pets are native to the Andes Mountains in South America, and if you’ve never seen one, they look like a cross between a rat and a squirrel. Chinchillas are rodents, and if you have never owned a rodent and think that rodents are dirty, you will be amazed to learn that quite the opposite is true. Chinchillas are very clean, odorless, and gentle animals, and those are just some more reasons why they make such great pets, but not for everyone.
Chinchillas are actually most suitable for homes without young children because they require a lot of attention and maintenance. Small children really are not able to care for chinchillas without a great deal of adult supervision. Chinchillas have a lifespan of 10-20 years, so be sure you’re able to make a long-term commitment before bringing home a pet chinchilla. Zen Pet Supplies’ online store has chinchilla bedding of all different types, so after you find our what’s best for your particular pet, you can order what you need right here. Let’s take a look at some of the chinchilla bedding currently available at Zen. We carry cotton bedding, woven mat bedding, corn fiber mat bedding, different colored bedding, pressed pine bedding, corn cob bedding, aspen bedding, and purple litter bedding.

As with any non-traditional pet, we highly recommend you do your homework before choosing your pet’s bedding. There’s no “one type fits all” when it comes to small pet bedding, so be sure to check online or ask an experienced rodent or other small pet owner what he or she recommends for your particular type of animal. Choosing the right type and quantity of bedding or substrate (a fancy word for any material that lines the bottom of your pet’s habitat) is very important for rodents and other small pets. Rodents and similar small pets use their bedding to help keep their nests clean by absorbing urine, and they use their bedding as insulation to keep them warm and for cover so they feel secure. If your small pets are breeding, they will need proper bedding to make a cozy, safe next for their young. If you’re looking for a certain type of bedding for your small pet and don’t see it here today, please check back soon because we add to our inventory on a regular basis, and what you need may arrive any day now. Please feel free to browse the Zen Pet Supplies’ online store for all of your small pet needs today.