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How to Buy a Pet Chipmunk. Chipmunks have many positive qualities that make them a wonderfully easy and entertaining pet. Unlike many rodents that are often kept as pets, chipmunks are a diurnal animal that will play all day long and sleep all night. Their natural inquisitiveness and boundless energy will keep you entertained for hours. By following a few simple steps, you can bring a healthy, happy pet chipmunk into your life.
Visit your local pet store or call your veterinarian to ask how to locate a reputable breeder.
Ask the breeder any questions that you have. A reliable breeder will be happy to provide you with answers.
Look for a chipmunk that is alert, curious and active.
Make sure the chipmunk has a clean and shiny coat, bright eyes and a full and undamaged tail.
Look for a chipmunk that is fully weaned, which occurs at about 6 to 8 weeks and preferably no older than 16 weeks. Young animals are more likely to be a gentle, friendly pet that will bond easily with you. The breeder should know the date of birth.