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1. Currently I live in Alaska and just found out that we have orders to Arizona. I have heard conflicting info on chinnies and travel. I want to know is it safe to travel by car with chinnies and if there is a recommended amount of time that you should drive with them?
2. Can I take vacations with my Chinchilla? It would be a six hour drive, but then the same location for 4-5 days. Is this too stressful?

1. Currently I live in Alaska and just found out that we have orders to Arizona. I have heard conflicting info on chinnies and travel. I want to know is it safe to travel by car with chinnies and if there is a recommended amount of time that you should drive with them? top
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.

submitted by Chris, answered by admin, last updated Jul 29, 2014
2. Can I take vacations with my Chinchilla? It would be a six hour drive, but then the same location for 4-5 days. Is this too stressful? top
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.
submitted by Kate, answered by admin, last updated Jul 29, 2014
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