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  Chinchilla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinchillas and their relatives viscachas are small, crepuscular rodents native to the Andes mountains in South America and belonging to the family Chinchillidae.
Chinchillas make charming pets, but they are naturally skittish and are not considered to be good pets for small children as they have delicate bones and generally do not like to be held.
Chinchillas should be provided with wooden blocks at all times; however, some woods, particularly citrus and redcedar woods, may have resins that are toxic to chinchillas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinchilla   (2221 words)

  
 Small Mammals: Chinchilla - National Zoo| FONZ
Chinchillas are generally herbivorous, eating grass, seeds, and fruits, as well as insects.
Chinchillas live in colonies of up to 100 individuals and are active mainly at night.
Chinchillas are perhaps best known for their soft fur, which is so dense that up to 60 hairs can grow out of one follicle.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/SmallMammals/fact-chinchilla.cfm   (137 words)

  
 Chinchilla Care
As chinchillas love to run around, choosing as large a cage as you can accommodate comfortably would be a wise decision.
Some chinchillas can tolerate a raisin per day just fine, but others cannot and it is reflected in their droppings.
Chinchillas are very nosy and love to explore the toys, carrying them around the room.
www.chin-chillas.com /chinchilla_care.htm   (1723 words)

  
 The VET 120:  Chinchillas and Guinea Pigs
The chinchilla is a larger rodent used in research.
Chinchillas must be restrained carefully, supporting the abdomen and holding the base of the tail.
Chinchillas are omnivorous, feeding on vegetation, insects and bird eggs in the wild, but generally fed a grain-based complete pellet in the lab.
www.medaille.edu /vmacer/120_lec_10bchins&gps.htm   (1363 words)

  
 Chins Singapore - Chinchilla History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between the demand for the fur and the predator fox, the Chinchilla was reduced to near extinction by the turn of the century.
Chapman, realizing the inestimable worth of Chinchilla, and being shocked at the destruction of the Chinchilla population, became fascinated with the idea of trapping enough animals alive so that he might bring them to the United States and raise them in captivity as the one and only means of actually saving the species.
His associates knew that the Chinchilla was practically extinct in the wilds and that all efforts to domesticate them had failed, so when Chapman actually set about his plan to rescue the Chinchilla, they thought him mad.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/Valley/3662/history.htm   (849 words)

  
 Walkabout - Chinchilla
Chinchilla Station was established in 1848 as an extension of Wongongera Station which had been leased in 1846.
It was during this time that Chinchilla wrote itself into the history books as the town at the heart of the eradication of the dreaded prickly pear.
Located 10 km east of Chinchilla on the Warrego Highway is the Boonargo Cactoblastis Hall which was built by the local farmers and dedicated to the redoubtable insect which had managed to eat its way through the jungles of prickly pear.
www.walkabout.com.au /locations/QLDChinchilla.shtml   (1010 words)

  
 Chinchilla
Chinchillas are becoming increasingly popular as pets; they are relatively easy to care for.
Once you've felt the coat of a chinchilla, you'll quickly see why they were first raised only for their fur.
In the wild, chinchillas are omnivores and feed on vegetation, along with insects and bird eggs.
www.kaytee.com /companion_animals/mammals/chinchilla   (127 words)

  
 Chinchilla Information, Chinchillas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since Chinchillas spend most of the day in their cages it is important to provide them with things to keep them busy.
Chinchillas are sensitive to stress and noise, so approach them in a quiet way, handle gently and provide them with active stimulation.
Chinchillas tend to pee in one corner of the cage.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /petchinchilla.htm   (2045 words)

  
 Chinchilla - Chinchilla brevicaudasa
In the wild, chinchillas can be found in the Andes alpine regions, but because they are an endangered species, they are not easily found.
The chinchilla stands about an inch from the ground when on its four feet, and it is about half the size of a rabbit.
The chinchilla's chief predator is man. Since chinchilla fur makes soft and beautiful coats, millions of chinchillas were killed for their pelts until they became nearly extinct in the 1940's.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /chinchilla.htm   (327 words)

  
 Chinchilla Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Raisins, which chinchillas love, are high in sugar content and may cause teeth and intestinal problems or they may become overweight if fed in too large a quantity.
When a chinchilla has a temperature as low as 94 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit it is usually just a matter of time before the animal is dead.
Chinchillas should be placed into breeding before they turn 2 years old for optimum ability to breed.
www.mutationchinchillas.com /chinchilla_care.htm   (2570 words)

  
 Chinchilla
Chinchilla's are cute, very soft, easy to care for and can be tamed easily, making them an ideal pet.
One of the differences between a chinchilla and other small animals is the need for a daily dust bath to keep them healthy.
Chinchilla's like to hide and have a place to retreat for a snooze...be sure to provide an enclosed hiding area such as a goldfish bowl, plastic ferret house, etc. Use a hanging water bottle to prevent spillage.
www.petinfo4u.com /chinchilla.htm   (507 words)

  
 Chinchilla Encyclopedia Article @ HandOverFist.com (Hand Over Fist)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chinchillas have no guard hairs, so the underfur can retain water, creating a warm moist environment for growth of the fungus ringworm, (known as athlete's foot).
A wet chinchilla should be dried with a towel, bracken, or a hair blow dryer with no heat added.
Rabbit food does not meet the nutritional needs of chinchillas and frequently makes them fat, as does too much rusk or raisin.
handoverfist.com /encyclopedia/Chinchilla   (2078 words)

  
 Chinchilla Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The chinchilla is a rodent that lives in colonies high in the Andes mountains of western South America.
Few chinchillas remain in the wild (they are an endangered species), but chinchillas are common in captivity.
A few chinchillas were brought to the United States in 1923; almost all the chinchillas in captivity are their descendants.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/rodent/Chinchilla.shtml   (360 words)

  
 Chinchilla
Chinchilla rats are covered with soft gray or gray-brown fur that resembles the fur of true chinchillas but is not as woolly.
Chinchilla rats form small colonies, sharing their burrows with each other and sometimes also with the degu, another rodent of similar size and habits.
The squirrel-like chinchillas are 23 to 28 cm (9 to 11 in) long, excluding their bushy tails, which are 7 to 15 cm (3 to 6 in) long.
www.k12.nf.ca /sjis/landhabitat/mountain/chinchilla.html   (526 words)

  
 Chinchilla Informational Site
Chinchilla means "little chinta" a name given by the Indian tribes in their area.
The chinchilla is from South America, more specifically in the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile in the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains.
In 1918 a gentleman by the name of M.F. Chapman was working in Chile and saw his first chinchilla.
members.aol.com /sirchin/chininfo.htm   (250 words)

  
 LHS Biology Lab: Chincillas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Jason S. The chinchilla, found in the Andes Mountains of South America, is part of the rodent family.
Chinchillas live underground in burrows for safety and defend themselves by either running away or biting when cornered.
Chinchillas have a thick coat of fur to keep them warm and protect them against the cold of the Andes.
www.lhs.berkeley.edu /Biolab/wlhchincilla.html   (323 words)

  
 ChinNet FAQ - Answers To Chinchilla Questions
Yet that chinchilla loved to be around him, and clung to him even though he didnt want her around all the time.
Our second female chinchilla is another loner though, we keep her and our male chinchilla separated, and only let them play together during their hour exercise, and they dont seem to mind.
Chinchillas recognize each other by smell, so what you need to do is slowly introduce the new smell in the cage.
www.chin.buffnet.net /chinfaq.html   (5338 words)

  
 Selecting, Costs, Buying a Chin, Signs to Look for
The cost of a chinchilla from a breeder can be as low as $35 (which covers the cost of the pelt) but usually ranges from $65 to $500 (the cost of a good breeder).
Chinchilla breeders will often have chins that are of pet quality for sale.
Then take your chinchilla to a good veterinarian and have it checked for heart murmurs, and have the stool checked under the microscope [as a wet mount] for giardia and other parasites.
members.aol.com /sirchin/chin.htm   (499 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A nice chinchilla blend of pellets and treats, with dehydrated fruits and grains should be offered daily.
A multi-level cage is ideal for a chinchilla.
The only drawback to a chin with a wheel in his cage is that they are naturally nocturnal creatures and will sometimes decide to run a mini-marathon in their wheel at 3 AM.
petzone.homestead.com /chinchillas.html   (620 words)

  
 Critters Collection: Chinchilla
Chinchilla means "little Chinta," the South American Indian tribe for which the animal is named.
The soft fur of a chinchilla comes in a variety of colors, the most common being the standard gray.
With the exception of the ebony chinchilla, all chinchillas have white underbellies.
www.animalnetwork.com /critters/profiles/chinchilla/default.asp   (384 words)

  
 Mammals » Rabbits » Chinchilla - American Main Page
Chinchilla Rabbits originated in France and were bred to standard by M. Dybowski.
Bred to be a meat rabbit, the American Chinchilla Rabbit is a stocky, hardy pet.
Junior and intermediate American Chinchilla Rabbits may be shown in age classifications higher than their own if they are overweight.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rabbits/rbt1463.html   (340 words)

  
 Jen's Chinchilla Rampage Florida
If you are looking for chinchilla breeding stock that will produce better clarity and plush fur, you have come to the right place.
The Quality here at chinchilla Rampage includes breeding chinchillas free of life threatening genetic defects and striving for the sweet temperament which chinchillas are known for.
We at chinchilla Rampage believe that it is our responsibility to try to improve on the chinchilla species as a whole.
www.chinchillarampage.com   (195 words)

  
 Fur Massage Gloves & Mitten made of Chinchilla Fur - Fur Massage Gloves & Mitten made of Mink, Sable, Chinchilla, Rex ...
Chinchilla is the ultimate in softness and beauty and is known as “the fur of angels.” The natural slate blue colored fur has a silvery gray top and a dark incredibly dense underfur making it one of the lightest and delicate furs available, yet is durable and highly resistant to breakage.
Chinchilla fur is renowned for its triple tone color, making it impossible to imitate and gives the fur a shimmering glow.
Chinchilla is one of the most prized, rare, and valuable furs and has historically been reserved for royals and aristocrats.
www.minkglove.com /store/index.php?cPath=22   (227 words)

  
 CHINCHILLA - Online Information article about CHINCHILLA
Chinchillas live in burrows, and these subterranean dwellings undermine the ground in some parts of the Chilean Andes to such an extent as to cause danger to travellers on horseback.
Europe, where they are made into muffs, tippets and trimmings.
The Peruvian chinchilla (C. brevicaudata) is larger, with relatively shorter ears and tail; while still larger See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CHA_CHR/CHINCHILLA.html   (606 words)

  
 Chinchilla: The chinchilla is in the rodent family
Chinchilla: The chinchilla is in the rodent family
Eleven chinchillas (commonly referred to as chins) were brought from the Andes Mountains in South America in the 1930's.
All chinchillas presently in North America are descended from these eleven chinchillas.
www.planet-pets.com /chinchlla.htm   (750 words)

  
 chinchilla collective... diy records, comics & gigs in leeds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
together we picked out the best bits, and the first chinchilla release on tape cassette will see the light of day and the insides of your stereos soon.
featuring the usual array of vital statistics and downloadable music, including three new *brown owl* mp3s recorded by dave at the chinchilla gig at the common place a few weeks ago.
together we raised a total of £400 to go towards the brudenell social club sound proofing, which means us kind chinchilla folk have now donated almost £1000 to the cause.
www.chinchillaweb.co.uk /chinchillaweb_news.htm   (911 words)

  
 Chinchilla Park Place
We have been breeding chinchillas since 1996 as a hobby, and are located in Nanaimo, B.C. Canada.
Our chinchillas are all handled from the day they are born, and are all healthy and tame.
We are a member of the National Chinchilla Breeders of Canada as well as M.C.B.A..
www.chinchillaparkplace.ca   (78 words)

  
 Chinchilla Rescue
We receive our chinchillas from two primary sources, which are animal shelters and directly from the owner.
If you are looking for a cute, "perfect", healthy baby chinchilla that is white, fl, violet, or another mutation color, then adopting from a rescue is probably not the first source to consider.It is rare for us to have a chinchilla available for adoption that is under a year in age.
The animal is transferred to the Adopter "as is", and California Chinchillas is not responsible for any illness or injury that may exist at time of adoption or thereafter.
www.chinchillarescue.org /adoptmain.html   (537 words)

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