How do chinchillas…?

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How do chinchillas…?

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Even if a chinchilla seems to be getting along with another pet, it should never be housed with anything other than another chinchilla. The main reason being diet. Chinchillas need to be fed a chinchilla-specific pellet and the other animal should be fed a food specific to that animal. A chinchilla would gladly gobble up the other animal’s food, but health-wise, this would not be good for the chin. If you want a buddy for your chin and you plan on keeping them housed together, then you should get another chinchilla (just make sure you have an extra large cage – they need their space!). As for chins and other animals – I’ve heard of chinchillas and dogs getting along (however, I would never trust my dog with my chins, she’s a bit of a nut), but use some common sense (hunting breeds would most likely want to chase and possibly kill your chin). I’ve had my cats around my chins when they were out running and the cats never seemed to bother them. Every cat is different though, so you should