Chinchilla Zoomies: Why + Funny Examples!

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Chinchillas love to run around at high speeds and it is hilarious to watch! They are so fast that they often appear to be a blur as they zoom around their enclosure.

When chinchillas get the zoomies, they often run in circles or figure eights. It is quite amusing to watch and often causes laughter from those who witness it.


Reply to @layniedrolet he runs all over when he’s on the floor 🙈 his little zoomies are fast! #trackstar #reply #petsoftiktok

♬ Track Star – Mooski

Chinchillas typically get the zoomies when they are excited or stressed. It is a way for them to release all that energy and tension. When chinchillas are kept in small cages, they often get the zoomies more frequently as they feel cooped up and need to let off some steam.


He got the zoomies #chinchilla #fyp #animals #zoomies #fastafboiiiii

♬ Fast as fuck boi – Nearly at 200k

If you have a chinchilla, be sure to provide them with a large enough enclosure so they can zoom around to their heart’s content.

You can also try putting some toys or obstacles in their cage to give them something to do when they get the zoomies. Either way, watching a chinchilla zoom around is sure to bring a smile to your face!

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♬ Day ‘N’ Nite (nightmare) – Kid Cudi

When I got my chinchilla, I had no idea that he would love to zoom around so much! He always seems to get the zoomies when we’re playing or when he’s stressed out. It’s hilarious to watch him run around in circles or figure eights. He loves it and it definitely relieves some of his stress.

I often film my chinchilla as he gets the zoomies and put it up on social media for all to see. I’ve even submitted a few videos to Reddit and they always get a lot of laughs.

People can’t believe how fast my little guy can move!

If you have a chinchilla, be sure to let them zoom around as much as possible. It’s really good for them physically and mentally.

And who knows, you may even end up filming your chinchilla’s zooming antics and putting them up on social media for the world to see!

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Hi, my name’s Elena Coolidge, and this is my site. Chinchillas are so cute and such intelligent animals that make great pets. They’ve become the subject of fascination for many animal lovers who enjoy their antics. I blog about their care, where to buy them, breeders, and more. Shoot me an email if you have a question!

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