Taking care of a chinchilla takes a lot of effort and patience because they are very cute and delicate pet animals. Below buying a chinchilla, you should read up more on chinchilla facts in order to learn about chinchilla care. This is especially important if you are handling a chinchilla baby that takes special care. If possible, try to choose a chinchilla cage that is spacious enough to allow for dust bath and many toys. Chinchilla comes in many different color and they have a much longer lifespan when compared to other rodents. This should be taken into consideration when thinking about the cost of chinchilla. Other expenses will include cage, chew toys, and chinchilla food. Some of the common chinchilla food includes timothy hay and alfafa hay. Pellets also form part of the pet's daily diet. If you have extra fruits at home, you can also give some to your chinchilla as treats. But be careful not to give them too much food that is outside of their natural diet because that may cause indigestion or even worse problem. Chinchilla care is a skill, an art and a science all combined together. The best way to learn is to make friends with fellow chinchilla owners to exchange knowledge.