Caring for a chinchilla is tough work. Follow the tips above to get started on the right track, but keep reading to learn more about caring for your pet. Keep in mind that pregnant chinchillas and sick chinchillas have special dietary requirements over and above what is explained in the preceding tips. In both of these cases, you will want to do a lot of reading and locate and expert who can help you. Make sure you visit your pet’s vet on a regular basis. This way, you’ll be sure that your pet is healthy.