Dogs and chinchillas are owned by many different owners and often they are kept in the same household.
They are both popular pets in their own right and beloved for their different qualities.
They are both very social animals who enjoy the company of others.
Chinchillas very much enjoy the company of other chinchillas and thrive off the company of members of their own kin.
Dogs on the other hand enjoy human interaction and spending time with their owners.
Because of the popularity of both these species, it is common that there are owners who have both these types of pets.
So if this is the case is it possible that they could mix socially?
So can chinchillas and dogs get along?
Chinchillas and dogs are very different creatures indeed.
They not only have different temperaments but also are much different in shape and size.
They have different needs, require different diets, and have different health requirements.
The dog is a predator animal, no matter how friendly it appears and gets along with you.
They need to be kept in different rooms and areas to enjoy their own environment.
Chinchillas are prey animals who need the tranquility of their own species or a human, once they get to know them.
They love the company of other chinchillas and enjoy playing and spending time with one another in their cages.
They know and understand each other and are comfortable in the company of their own kin.
Dogs and chinchillas
If they must be kept in the same vicinity it must be done under the close attention of an owner who knows both animals and they must not be left alone.
But it is not recommended and even so, it is recommended that they are kept far away from each other for the benefit of both animals.