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The World of Short-Tailed Chinchillas: History, Habits, and Habitat

Let’s talk about the different species of chinchillas! Yes, there’s more than one. Short-tailed chinchillas and long-tailed chinchillas have more differences than just their tails. Surprisingly, our domestic chinchillas aren’t exactly like either of these two species but it is thought that they descended from long-tailed chinchillas. Though they have been specifically bred for size and … Continue Reading

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Are Chinchillas Nocturnal?

When you’re considering an addition to the family, it’s good to know their routine and when they will be up and at ‘em. Are chinchillas nocturnal? They’re actually not! But they are close, so it’s not too far off to describe them as nocturnal. There are more terms to describe an animal’s sleep pattern than you … Continue Reading

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