You’ve decided to get a chinchilla or maybe a couple. You purchased a nice, spacious cage, but now what? What goes in a chinchilla cage beside the chinchilla? Well, I’m sure you thought about food and water. Those are a given. However, your chinchilla will need places to hide and climb. You can purchase houses, huts, ledges, and shelves to place into their cage. This review article is all about ledges and shelves.
In the Andes mountains of South America, chinchillas live on and near volcanic slopes where there are lots of rocks and places for them to climb, jump, and hide, so it’s in their nature to want to play actively and sometimes hide among these stones.
You can make your cage a fun, playful place for you chinchilla by combining all or a few of these shelves and ledges to create an obstacle course. Place them at different intervals and heights all around the cage with huts, houses, and even hammocks for chinchilla heaven of sorts.
Katee Lava Ledge
These ledges not only promote your chinchilla’s instinct to jump and climb, but they also promote healthy chewing to help your pet keep their teeth ground down. Made with natural dyes, so they are safe. These come in several different sized packages from one to three in a pack and come in different colors as well.
- Several sizes of packages.
- Assorted colors
- Dyed with pet-safe dye
- Made from natural pumice.
- Promote chewing for healthy teeth
- May be loose on the bolt to attach to cage allowing the ledge to tilt.
- A washer used to attach to the cage are weak and bend when tightened to the cage.
Alfie Pet Corner Ledge
Nice for the corners in your chinchilla cage. This ledge also offers a chewing option for your pet. It’s made from natural wood and is pet safe. Makes a perfect spot for a nap or to survey surroundings. Use this corner ledge with others to create a fun path up and down the sides of your chinchilla’s cage to promote jumping, climbing, and exercise.
- Natural Wood
- Pet safe
- Long-lasting and sturdy
- Chewing option for healthy teeth
- May not work with all cage because of spacing between bars and the posts on the ledge.
- Possible to get a faulty or broken ledge
- Corners may be too sharp
Niteangel 2-Level Wooden Platform
This corner ledge has two levels adding to the fun your chinchilla can have. Made from natural wood, it’s safe for your pet and adds a chewing option for healthy teeth. Adds a great place for your chinchilla to rest, eat, or survey their surroundings. Easy to attach to your cage with bolts that screw into the wood, washers, and wing nuts.
- Pet safe
- Chewing option
- Natural wood
- Sturdy construction
- Wood too thin and chewed down quickly
- Small for larger chinchillas
GNB PET Natural Wood Platform
A natural wood ledge that can be placed at different levels and intervals in your chinchilla cage to promote jumping, climbing, playing, and chewing. Buy several and create a stair-step effect or buy even more and create a fun pathway for your chinchilla. Used with corner ledges, this could create a complete course for your furry little friend.
- Natural wood
- Large size, perfect for a chinchilla
- Great chewing option
- May not work for all cages
- Complaints of being flimsy
Fluffy Feet Designs
A large corner ledge made from kiln-dried pine, this shelf is a great option for your chinchilla to rest, eat, play, and survey their surroundings. It also adds a chewing option for healthy teeth. Add this to other shelves and ledges to make a fun playground for your chinchilla. It attaches easily to your cage with washers and wing nuts. This ledge will fit a cage with wire spacing of no more than a half-inch.
- Natural kiln-dried wood
- Won’t work in cages with wire spacing more than a half-inch
I hope this review gives you some information on the different shelves and ledges you can get for your chinchilla cage. There are more out there, but I chose these as the best ones for chinchillas. The size a lot of times is a factor because a chinchilla is larger than a hamster or gerbil. Do you or your chinchilla have a favorite ledge? Tell us about it in the comments below.