Animal Stories - Chinchilla

Animal-World Information about: Chinchilla

   Chinchillas have great appeal, like cuddly little "balls of fur". Their exceedingly soft, dense coat has more fur per square inch than any other known mammal!
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G.J. - 2007-12-09
I have a chinchilla named Minchi and he is well behaved.

eden - 2007-12-05
I have a chinchilla at home, her name is muffin. She's so cute.

Rebekah - 2007-12-01
Chinchillas are so cool! I used to have one, her name was chicky. We all loved her. She always cuddled up with me when I was sad,or something. Chinchillas are my favorite wild animals. Some even live in high mountins. At school I am doing a book report on wolfs. At home I do reserch on chinchillas. Well gotta go, by.

Taron Redding - 2007-11-27
Chinchilla's make good and playful pets. I have three at home and I named them Noha, Jaki, and a girl whose name is India. They all are like my very own kids. Taking care of them is a peace of cake, no problem. That's why I have three Chinchilla's. CHINCHILLA'S RULE!

Angelina - 2007-11-12
I have 2 chinchillas, Piper (female) and Chester (male). The two are lovers and they love being with each other so much. Chester is more loving towards people and will let you pet him through the cage bars, but Piper is more shy and runs before you even say "Hello". Sometimes Chester will sit in his PVC pipe and just bark for no reason at all. I think that the chinchillas are the best pets I've had thus far!

Ethan - 2007-11-07
I have two girl chinchilla's named Emmy and Izzy. they are very loving and they are fluffy and cute. chinchilla's make great pets.

bog - 2007-08-31
i have a chinchilla named Squanto, but he doesnt really like me. he always barks at me and stuff even though i am really nice to him. i am considering getting another male, although he is very soft and cute!

K Noack - 2007-07-23
Last month we were on the blist of a heat wave, here in Rochester New York even. We kept the Chinnies indoors for the duration. It was so hot they just layed in the bottom of their cage for most the duration. Something above changed and the weather began to improve. First, a few days of light to moderate rain, temperature decreased to the 70's, and the humidity was down to the 50 percentile. That was just fine for all of us, including the chinnies. The weather was partly cloudy at early hour in the upper 60's, I set them outside in the shaded area. Two hours later it wasn't so shaded but the temperature was still only 74. At that time I noticed two of the furballs real excited about something and I assumed it was they were just trying to get out of the cage. I again observed the temperature was at 75 degrees F. I monitor the temp with a calibrated thermo-couple to +/- 1 degree F tolerance. 20 minutes later My wife and daughter were in agony. They found all 4 chinnies past out, one was also due in the next weeks. The outside temperature was about 78 degrees. So we thought it was something unexplainable. We took them to the animal hopspital only to find that we would need a biopsy. Well the end result was they all died but one. The mother, with young, sadly didn't make it. These little charmers have been the dearest little pets. Yes they can bite from time to time but never serious. All but one was lost. After calling around, we learned from a rancher, original rancher where they were bought from, that ultraviolet radiation did the trick. Even the animal hospital was unaware of ultraviolet radiation. Every living life form has its means to control body heat, as perfect as these critters may seem, they have one strong set back, heat stroke:

The symptoms (human) of heatstroke include:

Fever (temperature above 104

Justin - 2007-07-22
is it difficult to breed chinchilas since they are aggressive twards each other

Cote DeRota - 2007-07-20
Hi my name is Cote and Im entering my first year of High School. For my 14th birthday I was lucky enough to receive an 8 week old Standard gray male Chinchilla! I love him so much, I have had him for about 4 days now and already we are forming a bond. I basically love everything about him except a couple of things. 1. We had to move his cage out of my room because of how loud he was at night, 2. he poops alot, and 3. he constantly runs under my bed when I let him out of his cage and it takes an hour to get him out! But besides those things he is lovable, smart, and fun to play with! I completely agree though that children 11 and under really shouldnt have a chinchilla as a pet because they dont like to be squeezed, or even cuddled that much, and they are alot more responsibility to care for than your average hamster or gerbil. I love my chinchilla and I wouldnt give him up for the world! I cant wait to get a leash/harness for him so I can take him outside!