They should be misted off and massaged immediately with cool water to which a drop of dish washing soap has been added. Unfortunately, their fast reproduction rate is actually hindering and not helping their population, because available food supplies are dwindling do to the over harvesting of the algorobilla shrub, one of their primary food sources.
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Barbers This is only a problem when several chinchillas are kept together in close quarters. Chinchillas can tolerate freezing temperatures, but they cannot survive in temperatures higher than 80 F 27 C ; high temperatures and humidity can cause these rodents to suffer from heat stroke.
Chinchillas do not do well on cedar chips.
Silver mosaic chinchilla Chinchillas are popular pets, though they require extensive exercise and dental care,  due to their teeth continually growing throughout their life span, and since they lack the ability to sweat, they require a temperature-controlled environment.
The weaning process is quick, and the female usually mates again and has a second litter within the same year.