Chinchillas, in general, love to play and be active. Your Black Velvet chinchilla is most likely an extremely little energetic guy as well. With this in mind, it’s important to keep your Black Velvet entertained with plenty of room to play and roam in his habitat. You may also want to provide him with toys and tunnels to play in and crawl through. In addition, spend time playing with your Black Velvet teaching him tricks and helping him exercise. These activities are great stimulation for your chinchilla both physically and mentally. You should play with your Black Velvet at least an hour a day. In addition, note that chinchillas like to hide in things and chew on things. Provide boxes for him to hide in and safe wooden toys to chew on. Your Black Velvet may also like to climb as well. Obstacle courses make great play accessories. Talk to your vet Scottsdale, AZ for additional suggestions.