Chinchillas will be fine with the car ride as long as you take some safely precautions. If you are traveling during the summer months be sure to cool the car before putting the chinchillas in it and leave the a/c running the entire time. Keep them out of direct sunlight so that they donít get too hot and make sure they are not getting too much wind. We place the cage in the middle of the back seat which seems to be the best spot. If your chinchillas stay in the family room theyíll be used to noise, but if you keep them in a bed room where it stays pretty quite try to respect that in the car by keeping the radio low. Donít give your chinchilla a water bottle. The movement of the car will make it leak and youíll have some very unhappy, wet chinchillas.
Chris, answered by admin, last updated Jan 23, 2017
Itís best to leave your chinchilla at home if you can, but if you donít have anyone to watch him there isnít much choice. Help your chinchilla to feel more comfortable by letting him spend the night in the travel cage before you leave. He will be more open to the new cage at home and by the time you leave he will be secure with it.
Kate, answered by admin, last updated Jan 23, 2017