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A Different Kind of Pet - An Introduction to Chinchillas



 
 
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Old August 13th 08, 12:07 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Default A Different Kind of Pet - An Introduction to Chinchillas


When choosing a family pet, many people automatically think of a cat
or a dog. Those who do not enjoy having a pet running around the house
all day, might think of rabbits, guinea pigs or hamsters. But if you
want a different kind of furry friend, I suggest looking into adding a
chinchilla to your family.
Chinchillas are members of the rodent family. They originate from the
mountains in South America. They are especially known for their soft
fur, which they keep in excellent shape by rolling around in sand.
One thing to keep in mind when considering a chinchilla is that they
can live for a long time, up to 20 years. You could compare it to the
lifespan of a cat. The chinchilla is not a short-term pet, so you have
to be sure you can accommodate them properly and are willing to make a
commitment.
A fully grown chinchilla is about 12 inches long and weighs between 18
and 35 ounces - approximately the size of a smaller breed of rabbit.
They have round ears and a bushy tail.
A chinchilla's fur is so dense that fleas and other parasites are not
an issue. They are very clean by nature, so there is practically no
smell....

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