Help me keep a chinchilla without cockroaches.
July 13, 2008 1:19 PM Subscribe
How do we keep a chinchilla in an apartment where roaches might be present without killing the chinchilla or attracting tons of bugs?
posted by Brainy to Pets & Animals (10 answers total)
My girlfriend wants to bring her chinchilla to our apartment and I would like that too. However we've seen more than a couple of roaches (including one gigantic one in the sink the other day*) I'm worried we'd pretty much be bringing a roach attractor into the apartment.
The cage she currently has is homemade and constructed of wood and wire...something roaches would have no problem getting through. There are solid plastic cages, but air holes = bug holes. Are there any bug proof cages out there?
What about rodent food that wouldn't attract roaches?
Will we have to be more careful with the insecticide, is the chinchilla in more danger because of his size?
My girlfriend and I (and Kirby the chinchilla) thank you!
* Bonus question. we sprayed Raid Roach Max into our sink to kill it. What's the best way of cleaning this poison out of our sink?