Making Your Own Chinchilla Toys
assembling toys ❤ coloring & flavoring ❤ toy ideas
Everything linked on this page is considered safe for chinchillas.
Making your own chinchilla toys is easy and, while it will likely save you money, it can also be very relaxing and entertaining! And the first time your chinchilla chews on a toy you've made, the enjoyment just goes through the roof! This is a great opportunity to include children in the act of making toys! You are only limited by your imagination!
There are several different types of toys you can make.
I found these under garment organizers but they were open at the bottom (so the sides weren't hooked to the bottom). I pulled out my handy glue gun and fixed that and they are awesome to store toy parts in.
Coloring & Flavoring
If you purchased natural products (wood or loofah), you can color and flavor it yourself. I use wash tubs I bought on Amazon - fill with a gallon or 2 of hot water, added 3 packets of kool-aid and a couple tablespoons of color, mix thoroughly. Soak items until desired color is achieved.
Now you've got parts, it's time to assemble some toys. The easiest one is a refillable. Simply slip on various items until full... I try to use at least 3 different textures most of the time. Be sure to screw the bottom part on tightly. Don't be surprised to find it missing one day, my chins like to unscrew it and let everything fall off! Brats... I always find the pieces so no loss.
Hanging and toss toys are made exactly the same way with just a couple small differences. Start by cutting your wire to desired length - add 4"... so if you want a hanging toy 12" in length, cut your wire at 16". That gives you 2" on either end for your loops.
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