5. You can’t have other pets in your home if they scare your chinchilla
Chinchillas are a prey species. Out in the wild, they are commonly hunted by a number of predator species – dogs, large cats, owls, eagles, etc. If you have a pet dog or cat at home, your chinchilla can be terrified. Since chinchillas have evolved to look out for large birds of prey, they can be especially scared by sounds coming from above. It isn’t a good idea to house your chinchilla in a noisy environment, in general.