Daily Archives: January 2, 2016

Do Black Velvet Chinchillas Play?

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.

Do Black Velvet Chinchillas Play


Prepping your Love Bird’s Show Cage

Part of prepping your Love Bird for show season includes setting up the perfect show worthy cage. Your Love Bird and his cage should look 100% perfect for judges and spectators. It’s very important to make sure you use the right cage for your Love Bird. Many owners use a breeding cage as it is the perfect in between size and most suitable for shows. In general, the cage you select should be small with at least two perches. Training your Love Bird to adjust to the show cage is a major part of cage prep for a show. You can do this by placing treats in the cage and encouraging your Love Bird to enter and leave the cage on his own. Once he becomes comfortable, start closing the door and allow him to spend time in the show cage. Call your vet Scottsdale, AZ for additional tips.

Prepping your Love Bird’s Show Cage