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About Chinchillas and their Care

INTRODUCTION

The keeping of chinchillas as pets is relatively new, most people think of a cat when they here chinchilla.
Chinchillas are mammals and part of the rodent order along with rabbits, mice, rats and guinea pigs to name a few. There are 2 species of which we keep the chinchilla lanigera, this is the long tail species. Chinchillas originated in the South American Andes Mountains, captive breeding was carried out for the fur trade, most chinchillas in captivity are now kept as pets.
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