We’re not sure if this gallery of gorgeous baby chinchilla photos is crossing the line into unhealthy levels of cuteness, so be warned right at the start and before you scroll down.
With their tiny noses, fluffy furs, and bushy tails, they are so lovely that gazing at these photographs makes you go aww. If you have images of your adorable baby chinchilla to share in the comments, let’s see what happens if we keep pumping up the cuteness in one area, and please make sure its cuteness overload is guaranteed. Maybe we’ll open some interplanetary portal. You’ve never dealt with the Universe before.
Baby Chinchilla: Natural History
Chinchillas are hystricomorph rodents that originated in the arid, desert-like environments of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina’s Andes Mountains. They existed at altitudes ranging from sea level to 16,000 feet. These areas are dry and sparsely vegetated. Chinchillas are nocturnal and reside in enormous rock formations and caves in the wild.
Baby Chinchilla Common Breeds
Chinchilla langiera, Chinchilla brevicaudata, and Chinchilla costina were the three “species” of chinchillas. It’s thought that the captive populations we see as pets are a cross-breeding of the langeria and brevicaudata.
How to Care for Your Baby Chinchilla
Baby Chinchilla Cage
Chinchillas require a cage with plenty of room to run, climb, and jump. One chinchilla should be at least 24-36″ x 18-24″ x 24″ in size (WxDxH). Cages for chinchillas should ideally have two levels or stories. Chinchillas enjoy having plenty of space to run about and explore. Therefore no cage is too big for them. Most cages have a wire bottom, are made of wire mesh (1 x 1 inch and 1 x 2-inch mesh grids are suitable for non-breeding chinchillas). Chinchillas use for breeding. The mesh should be 75 x.75 inches or.75 x 1-inch to prevent the babies (kits) from escaping. Look for a cage with a pull-out metal collection pan to make cage cleaning much easier.
Should I Give My Baby Chinchilla a Wheel?
Long Island Bird & Exotics’ veterinarians do not encourage using wheels because many chinchillas get hurt. If you do decide to buy a wheel, make sure it’s manufactured exclusively for chinchillas. They require a solid floor and a minimum diameter of 15-18 inches. The cage can accommodate the wheel. Please ensure that the wheel occupies no more than 1/5-1/4 of the cage’s inside space.
How to Give Your Chinchilla a Dust Bath
Dust baths are required for all chinchillas at least twice a week. Dust is available at most pet retailers. Ensure that the dust is refined rather than gritty. Set the dust in a dust home (available at most pet stores) and place it in the chinchilla’s cage every 15-20 minutes. They’ll tumble about and take a bath. Because chinchillas defecate in their dust baths, make careful to dump the dust and replace it with new dust for the next bath.
Providing the Right Climate for Your Chinchilla
Because chinchillas have thick fur coats (80-100 hairs per follicle), they are susceptible to heatstroke and death. If you live in a location where it becomes hot or humid in the summer, make sure the chinchilla’s room does not reach hotter than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, including humidity. When the temperature is between 55 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and the humidity is less than 40%, your chinchilla will be the happiest.
These little furballs are too cute not to take pictures. Here are some of the Cute Baby Chinchilla Photos we found online you could feast your eyes on
1. THIS ADORABLE CHINCHILLA FELL INTO IN A BOWL
2. BABY RODENT IS A SIZE OF A PINECONE
3. I’LL TAKE A LITTLE NAP HERE…
4. WHERE’S MY MOMMY CHINCHILLA?
5. THESE TWO JUST HAD A NAP I THINK.
6. AWW… A BABY CHINCHILLA, PROBABLY THE CUTEST CREATURE ON THE EARTH.
7. TINY CHINCHILLA OF WHITE FUR.
8. JUST LOOK HOW ADORABLE IT IS…
9. OMG… I WANT TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW!
10. IS THERE ANYTHING CUTER IN THE WORLD?
11. SO CUTE AND SO TINY!
12. TINY BAGEL FOR TINY BABY RODENTS
13. OH, CAN YOU GET ANY CUTER!?
14. THIS IS THE TINIEST CHINCHILLA FROM THE LIST PROBABLY.
15. BABY CHINCHILLAS LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW
These little cuties are so adorably cute and fun to watch. Chinchillas are basically rodents. They trick us because they are one of the cutest animals alive, but rodents are their breed. Looking at these pictures made you want to adopt one and take pictures of it all day long.