New place/unhappy Chinchilla


New member
Apr 21, 2016
I just moved to a new apartment. My chinchilla has been used to playing in a room where she could run in and out of her cage freely. Unfortunately in this new place that's not really an option. I have to carry her to the bathroom to play and she's never really liked being picked up. She seems unhappy/a bit distressed that she isn't able to see her cage or go in it whenever she wants. I'm not really sure what to do to make her more comfortable here in this new place. So much has changed for her. There are so many new noises that seems to startle her. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Super Moderator
Jan 29, 2009
Greenville, SC
I would give it some time and she should settle in.

Some people buy play pens (for small dogs) and set those up around their cage so their chinchilla can come in and out of their cage during playtime. I'm sure you could do a search for play time or play pens and get a lot of ideas from the threads that come up.