Chinchilla lanigera

Life expectancy: Up to 10 years
Habitat: The Andes Mountains - Peru and Chile, South America.
Hatched: 2009

Characteristics: Herbivore

Fun Facts About Chinchillas

  • Chinchillas can jump over six feet in height.
  • They can sleep upside down, upright or on their sides.
  • Chinchillas communicate with vocal sounds such as grunts, chirps, barking sounds and squeals.
  • Like rabbits and guinea pigs, chinchillas digest their food twice, process called caecotrophy.