If you’ve researched chinchillas before, you may have heard of a ‘chinchilla rat’. But what is that—a chinchilla crossed with a rat, another species, or another family?
Chinchillas are well known for getting stressed and scared. But what scares chinchillas, and can you help a scared chinchilla? Do you even need to?
The first thing you learn when you read up about chinchillas is that there’s no shortage of opinions. New owners disagree with old owners, breeders disagree with regular owners, and some people are just downright wrong! The list below looks at the most common myths you’ll find when you research chinchillas. There really is no shortage of them…
Both chinchillas and gerbils make great pets. But which is better? Are they equally easy to care for, and is one more fun to keep? Or are chinchillas better for some people, but not for others?
If you don’t know what a viscacha is, you definitely can’t tell from its unusual name. So what is this mythical beast, and where might you find one?