10. Be careful about how you handle your chinchilla
Chinchillas have fragile bodies. For this reason, they tend to interpret anything but the most sensitive handling as aggression. It’s important to train your chinchilla to see handling as a happy and friendly activity. You need to take your time introducing it to handling. You can start by gently feeding it. As it grows used to being close to you, it can gradually learn to trust you enough to allow itself to be touched.
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