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Chinchillas

The chinchilla is a small creature which is primarily farmed for its fur. All questions concerning the care and feeding of this animal can be directed here.

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What temp do chinchillas live in?

Chinchillas NEED cold temps. They have very thick furry coats and can not sweat to loose heat so anything over 75 degrees Fahrenheit will make them upset and can die. Best to keep them in basements (cold rooms) or air conditioned rooms. If it is very hot out you can freeze a plastic bottle and they will sit on it to cool off.

How long does a chinchilla stay pregnant for?

anywhere from 102-111 days the number of babies she has varies from 1-4

Can you buy programming software for a reasonable price?

You can actually get it for free if you are looking in the right places. Dev ++ has great software and is free mostly for c and c++. For java you can look on sun's site for free stuff. As always Linux and unix compilers are free and for your using.

How do you take a pet chinchilla to college?

Most dorms will not let you bring a pet but you should check your schools policy. You can try to hide it, which is not a good idea. Or you could try to get an apartment. Your best bet would be to find a new home for him while you are away at school.

What do chinchillas eat as pets?

They eat regular food from a pet store an you can feed them little pieces of a apple before you go to bed

Can chinchilla's eat pine needles?

No It can hurt their stomachs and throats

What is the taxonomy of a chinchilla?

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family:Chinchillidae

Genus:Chinchilla

Species:lanigera

Are chinchillas hypoallergenic?

yes chinchillas are hypoallergenic.

What state do chinchillas live in?

Chinchillas are often seen in the cold states of mexico... also by the rocky mountains. They are mostly located in these places because of their thick coats, so they enjoy being in cold areas

Can guinea pigs and hamsters share cages?

After hearing all this rubbish by UNEDUCATED zoologists it's time for me to answer the question. So 'can a guinea pig and hamster share the same cage', my answer is yes my friend. Under Circumstances.

I did an observation for a month housing a male guinea pig and female hamster, everything worked out well, they slept together , played together etc. But you need to be aware :

Warnings :

- Only house the opposite sexes, e.g. female hamster and male guinea pig or female guinea pig and male hamster.

- Make sure it's a large enough cage for space.

- Be careful with food, mix there foods together in a feeding bowl.

Most definitely not they cannot share a space, guinea pigs can kill hamsters and will because hamsters are so small they will get hurt my guinea pigs. Plus they cant eat the same food so they cannot share feeding bowls.

I would have to agree with the above answer, a Hamster is a different species from a Guinea pig, and it is never advisable to cage them together, the size difference between the species would also make them inappropriate cage mates and they have a different diet, housing opposite sexes makes no difference to anything and a male guinea pig would most likely squash a Hamster to death trying to mate it.

What can chinchillas eat?

They eat grass, fruit, leaves, roots, and bugs.etc

Can televisions damage guinea pigs hearing?

Hello,

Guinea pigs are very sensitive to different sounds and can hear way better than any human. If there is any sound that is loud to you it will be miserable for it. When you ask if a TV can damage your guinea pigs hearing, it can only do so if the TV's volume is loud. The sound may not damage her hearing, but can be very unpleasent and disturbing to your guinea pig. My suggestion would be for you to put your furry friend in a quiet non-drafty room isolated from all noise. That's the best way to go, but just remember that A loud noise to you is a VERY VERY LOUD noise to your poor pet. GOOD LUCK!

AnnaLee

Do chinchillas get scared and die?

Yes, chinchillas can die and they can get scared and they can get so scared they could run away and crash then die.

Were there any pirates in Maine?

Yes, there were pirates off the coast of Maine, and there still are some. They will probably be around for a long time to come. At least until greed and thievery aren't around any longer. Modern pirates generally use speed boats or former coast guard vessels, nowadays. One of the more infamous pirates in Maine history was Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. Blackbeard and his crew of pirates terrorized sailors on the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea from 1716 through 1718. Blackbeard's treasure is believed to have been buried on the Isle of Shoals off Maine's coast. A few other infamous pirates raiding off the coast of Maine include Captain William Kidd, William Fly, Rachel Wall, Dixie Bull, and Ned Low.

Do chinchillas like to be petted?

Chinchillas are (almost) like any other pet (socialization wise). You have to gain their trust by interacting with them everyday for about 3-6 hours. Most chinchillas take 3 months to fully earn your trust. If they trust you (and they are used to you petting them) they won't mind being pet. They LOVE if you scratch (not too hard) their chins! One of my chinchillas likes being pet between the ears.

Do rabbits need to go to the vet?

vetyes a rabbit will at some point in its life should go to get a check up like us humans need to go to doctors. Rabbits need it so much because if you don't it may have a diesease and later die like my neighbors in real life never did it so the poor thing died. from:friends

Also, rabbits are naturally prey animals. They don't cope well with disease and injury. Once your rabbit gets sick, it is very hard to save them (unless the illness is minor like the snuffles). Other minor health problems can often lead to greater health problems if left untreated.

Most experienced rabbit breeds know signs and treatments for many illnesses and may not have to take their rabbits to a vet. For a simple pet owner, it would be wise to check with your vet from time to time.

Can guinea pigs and mice share a cage?

No, different types of rodents are generally either territorial or predatory when it comes to sharing a living space. A guinea pig is large enough to kill a mouse even if it's just trying to give it a warning bite. Other rodents, such as rats, will kill and eat mice for food, and just the smell of other animals is usually enough to make mice nervous and stressed out.

Female mice and female guinea pigs can. I have them living together right now, and they're fine. HOWEVER, I don't suggest putting male guinea pigs in, they can get nasty