3. A chinchilla-proofed room is the best playpen possible
Giving your chinchilla a whole room to play around in can be a very good idea. You do need to make sure that the room is chinchilla-proofed, though. You should put away any materials or objects that your chinchilla could chew up such as furniture, electrical appliances, etc. Electrical outlets are dangerous since your chinchilla’s tail or paws could easily fit into a slot. All electrical outlets need to be blocked off. Rooms with nooks and corners are a bad idea, too. If your chinchilla gets into a tight area under a cupboard, you will have to work hard to get it back out.