Is lying down normal?

by James Shea
(Campbell, CA, USA)

Is it natural for my chinchilla to lie down sometimes? How do I tell the difference between when he is lying down because he is resting and when he is lying down because he is about to over heat?


I find that most chinchillas lay down because they are uncomfortable in some way, whether it be from heat or pregnancy. But I do have some that will just stretch out on occasion for no good reason!

If you keep the temperature below 70 they should be fine.

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