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Fun Facts: Chinchilla


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Chinchilla Fun Facts

Chinchillas need a dry habitat and need dust baths several times weekly; in fact, a dust bath is necessary to keep a chinchilla's fur soft


A chinchilla needs a multiple level habitat


A chinchilla sounds like a chirp or peep. Chinchillas also cackle, and emit a sound "kee-kee-kee"


Always place your chinchilla's cage in a corner or with at least one side to the wall


A chinchilla has approximately 90 hairs per hair follicle; humans have 1-2 hairs per follicle


When a chinchilla is grooming himself, he is happy and relaxed


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