Chinchillas are use traditionally used to warm temperatures.
Coming from the cool and dry climates of the Andes mountains in South America, they much prefer this kind weather.
As pets, they have carried this on and much these environments and so their ideal location is inside the home where the temperature can be controlled.
But what happens if you don’t have the space in your home, or if they are not welcome?
Can chinchillas live outside in a shed for example?
Unfortunately it is not a good idea to keep chinchillas outside in a shed.
Chinchillas must be kept in a controlled temperature environment and unless you are willing to spend money in upgrading your shed to this standard then they shouldn’t be kept there.
It is very expensive to do so as it needs to be double insulated and dehumidified.
An average shed is drafty and cold and this can easily have a detrimental effect on your chinchillas.
The temperature must be between 18-21 degrees Celsius and can’t go any hotter.
There also needs to be no moisture in the air, which is very hard to achieve in this environment. If this happens, their fur will develop fungus on it.
So stick to keeping your chinchillas inside.
They will enjoy it much more, and doing so will allow you to keep them in the temperature controlled environment that will help them thrive and enjoy their lives.