- Aug 17, 2019
I know I just posted a thread on playtime, but after some research, I've realized that there's a LOT of different opinions on this, and as a new chin owner, I'd like to get some opinions and tips on what to do. Now, some people say every day, a few times a week, or none at all as "They are prey animals and don't really enjoy the open areas for exercise. They prefer to stay hid. Also most injury or accident happen during out of cage time." What do you guys think? How often should a chin be let out for playtime? There's also another factor to this debate. How long? Some people say 15-30 minutes max, others say 1-2 hours, 2-4 hours, or it just depends on the chinchilla. Opinions on that? I'm leaning toward letting my chins out for playtime, even if my situation right now makes it a bit complicated, but some people say that it's not required as they get plenty exercise in the cage, while others say that they get depressed, bored, and weak if they stay inside the cage all the time. This is quite the battle I suppose.