Chinchillas are small-to-medium sized rodents from the Andes Mountains in South America. They look big, but only because they have very dense fur. They have large ears and long whiskers, and long bushy tails. They were hunted for their fur for hundreds of years so are almost extinct, so today’s pet chinchillas have all been bred in captivity. They make fun and cuddly pets and can live for twenty years. The purpose of our site is to educate owners new and old, improve the welfare of pet chinchillas, and discourage the breeding of chinchillas for their pelts/fur.
If you’d want to know even more, read our guide below!