Historically, chinchillas lived in an area that included parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, but today, colonies in the wild are known only in Chile.
Male and Females live in Herds aka colonies
Up to 1.4KG (Short Tail)
12 cm (Height)
Up to 10 years
Just like in any other rodents, the teeth of chinchillas grow continuously.
Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains of northern Chile
Often kept as pets, chinchillas are also prized for their luxuriously soft fur and were nearly driven to extinction because of the demand.
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru banned the hunting of wild chinchillas.
They have four toes on each foot,
Chinchillas are omnivores; they eat both plants and meat
There are two species of chinchillas: the long-tailed chinchilla and the short-tailed chinchilla
Chinchillas are thought to be smarter than rabbits and can be taught to play with humans.