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Online resource for pet chinchillas also gives back to animal welfare groups

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Chinchillas can be an excellent pet choice for the right family. These animals offer a sweet temperament, are relatively inexpensive to care for, and make a great family pet. To make it easier for families to learn more about these unusual pets and how to acquire one, pet lover Larry Li has established a website as a brand new resource for consumers.

The website, simply called Chinchilla, offers articles with helpful information on how to care for a chinchilla, where to buy one, how to select the most appropriate cage, and how to keep them clean. You can also find general pros and cons on having a chinchilla as a pet. Users can find unique and interesting facts on the website about chinchillas and why they make an appealing and loveable pet choice.

For those who know little about chinchillas, they are native animals of the Andes Mountains region of South America. There are three primary species of the animal: Lanigera, Brevicaudata, and Costina. However, most of the pet chinchillas bred in captivity descend from the Lanigera chinchilla species. They are an attractive animal with fur that is incredibly soft and very dense. In fact, their fur is so dense that they literally cannot attract fleas.

Chinchillas are a great pet choice for families who would prefer a quiet and low maintenance animal. Pet owners will also need to purchase a cage, and the website provides good information on how to select an appropriate one.

"I had two pet chinchillas for nine years and loved every minute of it," said Amanda Persky, a customer who said she found the website helpful. "They had such uniquely different personalities. One of them loved to cuddle and climb, and the other one was more low-key, but she loved to just rest her paw on my hand. I discovered the right cage was critical to keeping them safe and happy, and I also set up a safe space for them to run around outside the cage when I let them out of the cage to play. I loved them. I think if more people knew about how cute and amazing they are, more people would be buying them. Myself, I'm thinking about buying another pair."

Giving back is also important, which is why Li has stated that the website donates 5 cents per visit to the United States Humane Society (USHS) or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). These organizations rescue and assist mistreated animals, so consumers can feel assured their visit is also contributing to the care of other animals as well.

In addition to the Chinchilla website, you can find more information on the Chinchilla Facebook page and Pinterest.

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