You can tell these delightful little creatures come from the mountains by the way they love to run and bounce around. Though they cannot be litter trained, they are very clean and virtually odorless.
Other Animal Facts
Andes mountain ranges of Northern Chile
Gray is most common, but can come in many shades of white, black, beige, and gray
10-15 years on average
Chinchillas are agile and active. They enjoy being petted but may resist cuddling.
Feed commercial food with small quantities of hay, dried fruit, and fresh veggies.
Keep in a large, multi-level cage with shelves for perching and plenty of room to run. Need lots of chew toys.
Highly social; should be housed in pairs or small groups whenever possible. May be too delicate for small kids.