Toys for chinchillas

Chinchillas are very active rodents that prefer a mobile lifestyle to a calm one. Especially, if the owner is having fun with them: they come up with joy and construct various toys for chinchillas. Read more about them below.

Toys for chinchillas Article content 1 How to play with chinchilla 2 Driving toys 2.1 Pleasure ball 2.2 Pendant toys 2.3 Rolling wheels 2.4 Making rotary wheels at home 2.5 Video – Chinchillas with their own hands 3 Static toys 3.1 Shelves 3.2 Tunnels 3.3 Sticks and ladders 3.4 Hammocks 3.5 Sewing a hammock at home 4 Toys from hand-made materials 5 Requirements for used toys

How to play with chinchilla correctly

Despite the activity, chinchillas are pretty scary animals. They are getting used to the new environment and the owner for a long time. You will need time to tame your pet. Tamed to the hands of a chinchilla Do it gradually. To play with a pet, you must first prepare a room: remove the extra furniture (under it can hide and stuck the rodent), hide items that need to remain intact (chinchilla has the property to nibble and bite everything in its path). Then open the cage and sit on the floor at a short distance.

Chinchilla will start to leave his house gradually. At the same time, he should have the opportunity to always return freely to him. Record these actions in the list of forbidden, if you do not want to frighten your pet: come from the back; to make loud sounds, scream; move sharply, suddenly. Over time, the gun will get used to you; you will love and begin to join your games independently: to hide in your shoes and clothes, to run around the body, tenderly to bite in the sign of friendship.

Chinchilla on a walk

Some hosts practice chinchillas on the street. It is highly recommended not to do this – any change in the environment, smells, objects around exerts intense pressure on the animal, up to stress. A frightened pet can escape and become easy prey for street animals. Besides, a chinchilla can easily cope with street diseases to which it has no immunity: ticks, fleas, fungal skin lesions. The active animal adores various devices, spinning and ringing items. Despite a large number of gadgets for games, you can not have fun with the animal – chinchilla itself chooses, with what and when it wants to play.

Occasionally they become accustomed to the fact that the owners pushed their balls – rodents bring them back.

But in most cases, you will only have to admire how your pet is playing. Be careful about the animals every time you give him a new toy: how it responds to it, what it does to it. Close attention will help you to understand whether the novelty of the animal is liking and whether it presents a threat to its health. Conditionally all toys for chinchilla can be divided into such groups: moving;

Product with running parts static (interior); The keys to the house are not bad toys for chinchillas. It is worth noting that the presence of toys in a chinchilla cage is mandatory. With their absence, there will be no place for the animal to consume energy, which can lead to many harmful habits. For example, some animals bite their fur from boredom.

Moving chinchilla toys

Pleasure ball A comfortable device that allows an animal to walk around the apartment without risk of being lost or crushed. You also do not have to worry that the rodent will spoil the wires, furniture or other objects around – he will not get them. The ball is made of transparent high strength plastic and has many small ventilation openings. It is divided into two twisted or closing hemispheres, into which a curious rodent is planted.

Chinchilla ball The attraction has several serious drawbacks: ventilation openings cannot usually provide sufficient circulation of air inside, due to which the animal begins to choke after some time; Frequent cases of overheating of animals are known.

Suspended chinchilla toys

Initially, such devices were offered for birds, but chinchillas also gladly accept these trinkets. Particular attention is drawn to the suspensions, which shake, roam, rattle and ring – rodents like to push them and rock from side to side.

Sometimes they even try to taste the stuff. The toy with the bell The lack of rattles consists only in creating excessive noise, as playing chinchillas usually love in the dark of the day. In order not to annoy you, before the dream, the toy can be taken out of the cell, allowing you to rest for yourself and the animal.

The chinchillas turning wheel merely is crazy about the bikes in the cage – they can run around for hours without leaving the product even during sleep. There are four main types: wooden; Wooden plastic wheel; Wheel made of metal plastic; Metal wheels are aluminum. Aluminum wheel The metal wheel is considered to be the most durable and durable, but it has a number of dangers: the wheel cover in the form of a small mesh can become a trap for the pet, stuck in it with a claws or piece of wool;

The stand of the metal simulator is especially dangerous if several creatures live in a cell. While one is entertained on the wheel, the other can get stuck between it and the stand and seriously injured. Bike on a position To protect the attraction, rub it with a sturdy, dense cloth – great fit jeans. Plastic counterparts are less dangerous due to the absence of supports – they are attached to the walls of stands. But they are less durable.

Also, the maximum diameter of the plastic wheel is 320 millimeters, and for chinchillas of this size is not always enough. Small diameter wheel The optimal option is wood or aluminum products, suitable and in size (about 400 millimeters in diameter), and design (no small holes).

Unfortunately, the first ones do mainly in order or with their own hands. The second one can be ordered only with delivery from abroad, which adversely affects their value. Making a rotating wheel at home It’s not that easy to make this toy at home. But, if you have the necessary skills of cutting metal, everything will work out.

Prepare the following materials and tools: an aluminum pan with a diameter of about 40 centimeters with smooth walls; a metal cutting tool (Bulgarian or any other); sandpaper; bolt, nut.

Step 1. Remove the extra edge of the pan, leaving 12-15 centimeters of height from the bottom.

Step 2. Carefully process the sides with sandpaper so that the animal does not hurt them. Sandpaper

Step 3. Drill a small hole exactly in the middle of the bottom of the pan. Cobalt metal drill

Step 4. Place the workpiece in the cage. Insert the bolt into the hole so that its tail passes through the walls of the cell and leaves the outside.

Step 5. From the outside, put a nut on the bolt, fixing the structure.

Do not twist the nut to the end so that the wheel can rotate. Ready Attraction You’ve got a safe homemade toy for a chinchilla. Watch the new entertainment in action – tighten the nut, if necessary, if the wheel spins too tight or frets rotate on the bolt. Video – Wheel for chinchillas with your own hands. Static toys These entertainments can also be classified as interiors, as they are more likely not to be toys, but to items of furniture in the home of your pet.


Nevertheless, they allow the animal to maintain activity at the proper level. Shelves is a universal rodent training simulator, with weak forelegs and powerful rear ones. They will enable the animal to jump, quickly changing its location. The optimal height for the shelf is 80 centimeters. The animal will immediately jump to it and, in the event of a fall, will not hurt. Besides, with the help of a regiment, the rodent cleanses the teeth thoroughly.


Shelves in a cage You can prepare a platter and yourself: choose a small wooden board of any size (for example, 40×20 centimeters); Rinse thoroughly the blank and rinse it with boiling water to get rid of possible parasites; leave the product until it is scorched; grind the board so that there are no chips, sharp corners, roughnesses; install it at the right level. Arrange the protrusions across the cage at different levels so that the animal jumps back and forth. Cascade Tunnel Foils like to hide in pipes of different diameters, climbing on them and running one after the other.


Tunnels can be any size, but not less than 30-40 centimeters in diameter so that the pet is not stuck inside. The bean in the Tunnel Tunnel is predominantly made of plastic and wood, and the second option must necessarily have an iron border so that the chinchilla could not grasp the edges. Some manufacturers offer a whole network of tunnel moves made of plastic, which can be disassembled and assembled, shaping as desired.


Sticks and stairs The natural wooden stick placed in a cage cause no less enthusiasm for the tails, and it can be both ridden and nibbled, and climb upwards of it (if you set it between the floor and the shelf). The staircase is an upgraded version of the stick, performing similar functions. Sometimes rodents use it as an attachment that can be scratched back – install it vertically near the wall of the crate.

Hammocks By connecting this device inside the cell, you will see how much chinchillas love it. In this mini-bed, you can not only rest but also swing from side to side, as on a swing. Chinchillas in the hammock Most used materials: wood; thick cloth; bent, but durable plastic. Also, chinchilla bed can be single-story and bunk-in (in the form of a pipe). The second option gives more opportunities. In the case of danger, and when it’s cold, the animal hides inward. In the summer, the pet cools upstairs.

Sewing the hammock of the house Among the many types of chinchilla hammocks to create your own hands is better to choose the classic, especially if you do not have enough practice in needlework. You will need:

2 pieces of dense denim or fleece fabric 45×45 centimeters; the thread of thread;

Edge ribbon;



Chinchilla toys from hand-made materials

Attention to a pet’s pet does not necessarily involve new items from the store – chinchillas are glad to pay attention to toys made from handicrafts. Sometimes you do not even need to do anything – give them a rustling item that you can nibble or roll. Take advantage of the following options: walnut – animals will have to ride it all over the cage for a long time, enjoying the rumbling.

Alternatively, use wooden or plastic balls; a wooden reel of yarns is not only an exciting toy but also a good toothbrush; a small piece of thick rope tied to a knot at one or two ends. Remember that this product should be given with caution.

Make sure your hairs do not try to swallow threads that can damage the stomach. An example of a rope Requirements for used toys There are specific rules that must be met by toy gear for chinchillas.

First of all, they relate to the material of products – the list of prohibited includes:


poor quality plastic;



paper and cardboard products;

glass Some types of wood can not be used either.

For example, in oak, cherry, coniferous rocks contain a resin, which will inevitably fall into the stomach to these lovers, to spoil everything. Gums can cause digestive system disorders and poisoning.

There are other contraindications:

the presence of small objects that the animal can bite and swallow;

The toy with small objects is factory-stained on toys – even if the colors are made of safe materials, the animal’s skin easily takes over their tone.

Give preference to objects of neutral colors or even without paints; Bright colors are sharp corners, bumps that are easy to hurt. Rusty surface of products It is recommended to have in store a lot of different toys that diversify the life of the rodent. But you need to put them in a cage gradually so that they quickly do not bore the pet. Too many gaming devices clutter the living space required for free movement along the cell.