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Updates On 14th Jan 2019

 




CHINCHILLAS AS PETS

Chinchillas are commonly found in the Andes Mountains of South America, where the climate is cool and dry. Their fur is dense enough to keep them warm, and they are sought after because of their adorable appearance and luxurious-feeling fur.

The SPCA does not encourage the keeping of chinchillas as pets, as our hot and humid tropical weather can be harmful or even deadly for the animal. To combat the heat, owners must keep the living conditions cool and dry, controlled to an ideal temperature of 15 – 20 degrees Celsius. Overheating is life-threatening for a chinchilla, so owners have to keep a look-out for signs such as restlessness, deep and rapid breathing, drooling, weakness and fever.

We urge potential pet owners to think twice before committing to a chinchilla as a pet, especially since its lifespan ranges from 15 to 20 years.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/spcasingapore/photos/a.283797778154..



 

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA Singapore) is the first registered animal welfare organisation in Singapore. The two main objectives of SPCA Singapore are: to promote kindness to animals and birds, and to prevent cruelty to animals and birds.

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