Chinchillas are smart, active, adorable little balls of fur with a lot of energy. They love to play, so they need some awesome toys to keep them occupied.
Keep in mind that your chinchilla has open rooted teeth. This means their teeth continue to grow throughout their lifetime. Chew toys are a must to keep their teeth ground down and in good health.
We’re going to review some of the best toys for these cute, fuzzy rodents, including a dust bath container. These might not be toys, but your chinchilla has as much fun dusting as they do any other activity.
Shelltech Lava Bites Hanging Toy
These toys are made from natural pumice stone and wood. The stone is not lava rock, it is pumice stone. Pumice is, however, a volcanic product and perfect for your chinchilla. The wire and clips that hold the stone and wood beads are metal so you can give them to your chinchilla without fear. These come in a package of two, so they represent good value. Since these are made of wood and pumice, they will help keep your chinchilla’s teeth healthy.
- Made from natural material.
- Metal hanger.
- Two in a pack.
- Stones may break easily.
Adumtil Hanging Chew Toy
This hanging chew toy is made from natural applewood sticks and timothy hay balls. It provides the needed grinding down of teeth. It will also add fiber and nutrition to your chinchilla’s diet. The applewood sticks and hay balls are strung onto wire. It doesn’t appear to have a clip, so that is something to keep in mind when buying.
- Natural components.
- Adds fiber to your pet’s diet.
- It helps keep teeth ground down.
- It does not come with a clip for hanging.
Hamiledyi Timothy Grass Balls
Made from 100% timothy hay. These balls are perfect for your chinchilla to roll around and play with. When they are done, they can eat them. There are three of these in a package. Since these are natural timothy hay, you may see color variations due to the weather condition where the grass was grown and harvested.
- 100% Timothy hay.
- Your pet may want to eat these first rather than play.
Sharllen Apple Sticks
Yes, these are simple applewood sticks. Your chinchilla will love them, and they are excellent for their teeth. Not only that, but they will aid in your chinchilla’s digestion. You get 100 grams or 3.5 oz package of 6 in or 15.24 cm sticks. Their diameters vary.
- Natural applewood.
- Help keep teeth healthy.
- Aids digestion.
- You chinchilla might not like them.
Oxbow Play Post
Made to meet the instinctual needs of small pets like chinchillas. This toy provides an exciting place for playing, chewing, exploring, and hiding. Made from 100% natural, safe material.
- Great toy for balance stimulation
- Your pet might not find it as exciting as you do.
Lixit Critter Space Pod
This might not be a toy, but your chinchilla will still find it a fun place to play, hide, and even dust bathe. This versatile little house can be set on the bottom of the cage or hung up, which gives it more value. You might also want more than one. It’s easy to clean as it comes apart. Its bright colors will add vibrancy to your chinchilla’s home. The one drawback is that it’s plastic, and if your chinchilla likes to chew, it might not be the best product.
- Easy to clean
- Bright colors
- Made of plastic
Niteangel Fun Tunnel with 3 Pack Play Balls
This foldable tunnel comes with three ball toys. The tube is made from durable, stain-resistant plastic that makes a crackling sound when your chinchilla plays inside. Easy to clean. The tunnel expands to 31.5 inches and has 5.9-inch diameter openings. Natural fiber 2.6-inch balls made from rattan, water hyacinth, and natural seagrass comes with the tube. These fibers are all safe for your chinchilla.
- Balls are made from natural fibers
- The tunnel is plastic.
- The ridges in the tunnel hold on to feces and urine, making it messy.
ULIGOTA Natural Wood Chew Toy
These perches are natural applewood. They measure 4.74-inch long by 1.4-inch high. They have the hardware to attach them to your chinchilla’s cage. Your chinchilla will love to gnaw on these, which helps grind down their teeth. It also helps keep them busy, alleviating boredom and troubling behavior.
- Good size for chinchillas
- Natural applewood
- Some complaints that the hardware doesn’t fit the cage.
WOWOWMEOW 3-Way Play Tunnel
This tunnel may be a better choice than the other on this list as it’s made of durable polyester material. The frame is made from sprung steel with the ends protected, so there is no chance of injury to your chinchilla. Another great feature of this tunnel is that it is collapsible for secure storage or travel. You can take it anywhere. The tunnel diameter is 4.7-inches, and each extension measures 7.8-inches long. It also features a “peephole” in the middle.
- Made from sturdy material
- No plastic
- Collapsible for travel or storage
- Your chinchilla might not like it.
Niteangel Wood Chinchilla Hideout
This little house is made from solid, natural wood. It has two windows, one on each side, plus the door. This will provide your chinchilla with a place to play or hide whatever they are in the mood for. This house measures 11.7-inches long by 10.8-inches wide by 6.8 inches high. The roof is nailed on with brad nails.
- Natural wood
- Big enough for a chinchilla
- Built with brad nails
Kathson Chew Toys
These hanging toys are made from alfalfa cakes and applewood. Not only are these great chew toys, but they also have nutritional value for your chinchilla. The alfalfa cakes have calcium and protein, which is good for your chinchilla’s bones. The alfalfa is high in fiber and will help your chinchilla’s digestion. The company’s process in making them keeps the fresh flavors in. Both the cakes and the twigs are dried in such a way to make them excellent for your chinchilla’s teeth.
- All-natural and safe
- May go fast if your chinchilla like them
Kaytee Chinchilla Bath House
This chinchilla bathhouse was designed so that you that owners can view their chinchilla as it bathes. It’s made of durable, translucent plastic, and come with a sample of Kaytee bath sand. The enclosed house design and the concave bottom always ensures complete contact between the chinchilla and the chinchilla bath sand. It also prevents messes. It comes in assorted colors. The dimensions of this bath are 8.62-inches by 9-inches by 8.5-inches.
- Translucent so you can watch your chinchilla bathe.
- Prevents messes.
- Chinchilla is always in contact with bathing dust
- Made of plastic.
Kaytee Premium Timothy Treat Hideout
As with most other toys on our list, this is a toy, a hidey-hole, and a great snack. It is 100% edible and made with timothy hay. This house is built to keep your chinchilla’s teeth healthy and encourages their instinctual chewing activity. The hideout is ideal for chinchillas six months and older. This edible house comes in two sizes, small and large.
- It is made from timothy hay
- It’s 100% edible
- It fits several needs for your chinchilla.
- May be messy.
- Your chinchilla may not like it.
Niteangel Small Animal Activity Toy, Fun Pet Balls
These balls are handmade with 100% natural material. These materials are cornhusk, seagrass, water hyacinth, and rattan. They are great for keeping your chinchilla busy plus give them something to chew on. They are 2.6-inches in diameter. These are simple toys but will keep your chinchilla busy. Remember, these are handmade, so there might be some discrepancies in the size of the balls.
- 100% natural
- There’s a possibility your chinchilla might not like them.
So, there you have it. These are the toys I chose as the best for your chinchilla. Keep in mind, however, that chinchillas each have their own personalities and they might not like the toy you choose for them. Most of these toys are made of material that allows them to chew and keep their teeth ground down and healthy. Some of them provide extra nutrition and fiber. I hope this helps you decide what toy to get for your fuzzy, furry, little rodent.
Do you have a favorite toy you’ve bought for you chinchilla that you and your pet love? We’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.