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Save the Wild Chinchilla Fundraiser

Chinchillas make fantastic pets, but it’s an incredible shame that they aren’t still as abundant in the wild as they used to be. That’s why we’re running a fundraiser for the benefit of Save the Wild Chinchilla Inc., a great group from the U.S. who work with local South American organizations to document, study and save wild chinchillas. If you’d like to donate, follow the link above, and if we’re successful we’ll be running plenty more.

The LMC Team


Below, you can find our chinchilla quiz, new posts for further reading, and a signup for our Chinchilla Newsletter!

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The Big Chinchilla Quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about chinchillas...? Take our quiz and find out!

This quiz features questions on every topic of chinchilla care, from behavior to nutrition. The questions are multiple choice, and each answer is explained. Some of the answer explanations contain links for further reading, which you can click and open in a New Tab. And if you take it again, it will come up with new questions each time!

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Chinchillas are rodents, and rodents, apparently, love cheese. But is cheese suitable for chinchillas?

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Are carrots suitable for chinchillas?

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Can chinchillas eat hay pellets made for other animals?

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Do chinchillas need salt licks?

do chinchillas need salt licks?

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Can you train a chinchilla to come to you when you call its name?

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Can chinchillas become fat, or even obese?

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Can chinchillas have access to unlimited fresh hay?

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Do chinchillas have floating ribs?

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Are female chinchillas friendlier than male chinchillas?

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What age did the oldest ever chinchilla reach?

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