Standards of Chinchilla Care

Standards of Chinchilla  Care

(pictured) Beige and Pink White Royal Persian Angora kits, 3 mo.

'Setting New Standards Around the Globe' applies to more than quality standards.  Standards of care are equally important.'s facilities in the US exceed most expectations. They are designed so that all animals have natural daylight, and room to move and enjoy life. The chinchillas have high quality species-specific chinchilla pellets, probiotics, supplements, a variety of grass and legume hays, and exercise wheels. does not use breeding runs, breeding collars, or small commercial cages, which are vestiges of the pelting industry.

pink white royal persian angora chinchilla care standardThe kits produced at the facility are born in a cohesive family unit; raised by both sire and dam. Closely bonded parents can remain together for a lifetime, contributing to higher production, lower kit mortality, and overall well-being. The sire's role in raising the kits is often underestimated, and in reality is indispensable. He will help protect the kits and keep them warm. Further, having a good sire in the cage allows the dam to leave the kits and rest, which in turn helps maintain the general body condition of the mother. Kits raised in a close family tend to thrive mentally and physically, and to be well socialized when it is their turn to raise the next generation.

Learning is a constant endeavor, and the application of new information allows for continued improvement. Since 2004, has privately funded research and development involving chinchilla health, nutrition, and both inherent and infectious disease. In the future, the R&D division will be transitioned to, to accommodate international involvement and provide support to the non-pelting demographic of chinchilla professionals.

It is not only a priority to provide the highest quality chinchillas to select clientele around the globe, but also to provide a higher quality of life for the chinchillas.