Chinchilla, a Cute and Entertaining Pet

ChinchillaChinchilla or also known as Chins is one of the rodent families that can make a great pet. They are perfect for busy person or children since they require less attention compare to the large animal, although you may need to supervise your chil­­­dren when they are interact with this animal since children can easily hurt this very docile and small animal.

They have small body as mouse or hamster with beautiful fur with distinct ears and squirrel like tail. This animal does not have nail or claw, so you will be sure that they would not scratch you or your furniture. Chinchilla is a nocturnal animal, although they can also active during the day.

This small and cute animal is quite playful and smart. Unlike the usual caged animal, chinchilla is very clean, therefore their living area would not get stink as other caged animal.

You can easily find their food in many pet stores. The chinchilla food usually comes in the form of pellet. One of their favorite foods is the raisin. Pet owner can give them a raisin everyday for additional nutrition.

This small creature also likes to clean themselves by taking a dust bath. So, the owner will need to provide special chinchilla dust which they can bought in the pet store, so their chinchilla can clean themselves every few days. Watching them taking a dust bath is quite entertaining as they roll around in the dust box.

One of the unique features from chinchilla is that they have quite long life span. The adult chinchilla can live up to more than 20 years. When it keep as a single pet, chinchilla can easily get attach and bonded with their owner. But, if the owner decides to purchase a pair of chinchillas, this animal will be less bonded with the owner since they will be more bonded to their pair.

So, if you want to keep your chinchilla closely bonded to you, it will be better to keep them as a single rather than a pair.

Daily necessity of Domesticated Rabbits Care II


Domesticated rabbits are loved to be touch by human. So, grooming these rabbits can be done easily. This activity also will improve your bonding with your rabbits. Normally, the fur will shed every three months. This will help the owners to help their rabbits to remove the excess fur.

Rabbits usually are healthy animal that can clean themselves. They are able to groom themselves by swallowing their excess fur. But unlike cat, rabbit cannot vomit the fur that they swallow.


A proper rabbit cage should big enough for them to move around inside the cage. For their daily activity, it will be better if they have enough space for their living area and to put their necessities such as toys, water container, litter box and also an area which is comfortable for them to be.

If the owners would like to restrain their rabbits in the specific area, owners must make sure that the cage is tall enough so their rabbits will not jump over the cage and escape.

Spay or neuter

Other than to control their population and prevent pseudo-pregnancies, there are some benefits from this process. Neuter will help to control male rabbit behavior since the aggression related hormone will be reduced, so the rabbits will be less aggressive. For female rabbits, spay can help to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer that often happen to rabbits that does not get spayed.

These processes are not dangerous and have minimum risk, especially if it is conducted by professional vet.

Rabbit proofing

As their natural behavior, rabbits like to chew almost anything. This activity is also relieving them from boredom. So, owners need to remove or add some bite proof extra cover to any object that is dangerous if it gets chew by their rabbits such as electric wire and cords, furniture, carpets, papers and many others. Keep chew toys near the rabbit so they can play and satisfying their chewing habit.

So, other than protecting the domesticated rabbits from hurting themselves because of their natural behavior, owners will also protect their belonging from getting bitten and damage by their rabbits.

Daily necessity of Domesticated Rabbits Care


A domesticated rabbit need a balanced diet. It can consist of rabbit pellets from the pet store, fresh vegetables, hay and also constant fresh water. The water for the domesticated rabbit needs to be change everyday. The lack of water can make the rabbit reluctant to eat. You will also need to wash the water container when you change the water inside the container.

Rabbit’s owner should control the amount of treats such as carrots, bananas or other fruits that is given for their rabbits. Rabbits love sweet foods and keep on eating it and damage their diets.

Owners must not let their rabbits to eat candy such as chocolate or sweets. These foods will increase the amount of bad bacteria in their stomach and can cause enterotoxemia that is lethal for the domesticated rabbits.


It is very important for rabbit owners to pay attention if there are any abnormalities in their rabbits. Although rabbit is a healthy animal, they can get some digestive illness and also other dangerous diseases that are lethal to them.

The easiest way to check the rabbit’s health is through their dropping. A healthy rabbit’s dropping is small, dry and round shape, although sometime their dropping will be in clusters. So, owners must check their dropping once a while to see if there is abnormality in them such as less and or smaller dropping.

The owner must also check their rabbit’s condition to see if there is any abnormal behavior such as teeth grinding or losing their appetite. Owners should go to the vet to check on their rabbits if the owners notice these symptoms.


To keep your house clean, it will be better if the rabbits can use the litter box. The owners need to replace and clean the litter box everyday. The owner must avoid using litters that are made from cedar or pine shavings.

These materials are containing natural oils that can damage the rabbits respiratory system and can causing liver disease. It will be better if the owner choose hay or cellulose litter which is safer for their rabbits.


To improve the rabbit’s health, they will need to exercise which is in the form of play time. The exercise will help rabbits to improve their blood circulation, improve their muscle and reduce the risk of fragile bone since they have rather small and light bones.

Rabbits are very active at dusk and dawn. This is the best time for them to get an exercise. For this purpose you can give them toys to keep them physically active during those times. You can either purchase rabbit toys from the pet shop or you can make them yourselves using cardboard, paper, clothes and many other safe material.

What Is Domesticated Rabbits?

Domesticated RabbitsThere are around 40 rabbit species in the entire planet. These days, the domesticated rabbits have become one of the most favorite house pet beside cats and dogs. Many people, especially children are interested with this animal because they are gentle, cute, attractive, do not have too much annoying attitude and behavior, and they are very friendly.

The domesticated rabbits are very easy to be taken care of and they can be put either outside or inside the house. Their weight can be range from 2lb to 20lb. They can be fed by either special rabbit food from pet store, any vegetation or fruits. Their lifespan are varied among breeds and health, but a good maintained rabbit can live up to 10 years.

There are various domesticated rabbits breeds that can become house pets such as; American Fuzzy Lop, Belgian Hare, Californian, English Spot, French Lop, Angora and many more. They come in various shape, size, fur and color.

To avoid any unnecessary hassle or mess, you will need proper care system if you decide to choose a rabbit as your house pet. You need to plan and setup countermeasure for rabbit’s pregnancy, their behavior, litter, illness, fleas, chewing and biting your furniture and other ornament, housing and cage, predator threat, etc.

But, all of those challenges can be handled easily if you have experience and knowledgeable on how to take care of them. So, the best method to get proper information and knowledge about domesticated rabbit is to get good amount of preferences and information from books, internet, pet store and other rabbit owner who have good experience with the domesticated rabbits.

One thing that you must remember of before choosing a domesticated rabbit for your house pet is that you must committed and responsible to take are this gentle animal. You need to give your full attention and love to this cute animal for the rest of their life.

You must responsible on your decision to adopt the rabbit and do not leave them untreated and just let them be running around your house without proper care or worse where you just dump and release them to the parks or forest.

Domesticated rabbits are used to be taking care by human and do not have the necessary ability to live on their own in the wild where they have to search for their own food and protect themselves. They will have very small chance to survive in the wild where they will face many predators and starvation.