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Anonymous asked in PetsOther - Pets · 9 years ago

Chinchilla vs. Bunny?

What's a Chinchilla like? I know, I know, I haven't done my reserch. Well, oh well! I mean, really.

My Mom said I can either get a bunny or a chinchilla. I know they aren't like toys, and they both take work. I'm 11 and I was wondering which is better.

I'm really mature, I go to a top private school, so if you tell me something complecated about them, I'll probably get it. Which is better and why?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I had my two bunnies since I was 11 and I also own a chinchilla.

    Anyways you should do some research put I'll give you some info:

    Chinchillas-

    Pros:

    Different personalities

    Affectionate

    Quiet

    Odorless

    Inexpensive

    Playful

    Long life

    Cons:

    need dust baths every week

    nocturnal

    need to be tamed

    need air conditionings in the summer

    chew on everything

    fragile

    not recommended for children under 10

    require time out of their cage alot

    need chew sticks to grind down teeth

    Rabbits:

    Pros-

    affectionate

    loving

    very playful

    active in the morning and also after school

    quiet

    odorless

    litter box trainable

    inexpensive

    curious

    able to learn a lot of tricks

    don't bite unless threatened

    live up to 12 years

    very clean

    Cons:

    bites may be painful

    need a giant cage

    need a lot of play time.. maybe from after school until bed time

    getting veggies is expensive

    need to get neutered& spayed or else very aggressive and humpy

    bunny proof your house before it gets chewed down

    Both animals require a lot of care but at the end you get a loving sweet creature... BUNNY!

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    um.... quiet? chinchillas? no they are not quiet, but unless you can devote the next 15 to 25 years to the chin just get a rabbit they cost only like 20 bucks where as a chinchilla costs 100 dollars, if you can find one that inexspensive, not including the cage n supplies.

    Source(s): owns 2 chins n_n
  • 9 years ago

    I would go with a Rabbit because they are easy to Care for. Chinchillas need a lot of attention and extra Care. Anyway sorry If i wasn't much help but please please do more Research before you get any animal.

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