Here is a carefully compiled list of chinchilla facts for you to chew your way through. Your chinchilla-loving friends will be amazed when you tell them these brilliant chinchilla facts! Enjoy!
- Chinchillas cat jump up to 5 feet in the air - wow!
- Chinchillas love to explore - they are very inquisitive
- Chinchillas are originally from the Andean Mountains of South America
- Chinchillas can shed clumps of their hair to escape predators in the wild - clever!
- Chinchilla fur is considered the softest fur in the whole world, 30 times softer than human hair
- Chinchillas live around 12-15 years - a lot longer than other rodents
- Chinchillas are nocturnal creatures, and so are most active at night
- To keep clean, chinchillas with bathe in dust, not water. They will roll around in it to their hearts' content!
To find out more about chinchillas, read our chinchilla introduction.