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Soft Toy Grey Chinchilla by Hansa (20cm) 5978

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Chinchilla Facts

Manufacturer: Hansa
Category: Animals

This Grey Chinchilla by Hansa is made from a soft grey flecked fabric with a white belly and a long fluffy tail.

It is made to the highest standards from the finest materials and carries the CE label so it is safe for children and is surface washable.
Size approx. 8.5"(22cm) in height.

Dimensions in cm.
L 14 W 11 H 22

  • European safety standards EN71 BS5665
  • Carries the CE label so it safe for children (not under 36 months)
  • Surface washable
  • Quality item with airbrushed details

One of the most amazing of all chinchilla facts is that each hair follicle may have between 60 and 80 hairs growing out of it! The chinchilla is a small, highly social rodent native to the Andes mountains of South America. The family chinchilidae includes 2 species of chinchilla and 4 (some recognize 5) species of vischachas, all quite similar in appearance.

The 2 chinchilla species are the long tailed chinchilla and the short tailed chinchilla, but the animal that is best recognized simply as a "chinchilla" is the long tailed variety.

This chinchilla is a small, quick, attractive animal with large, rounded ears, big dark eyes and very long whiskers. The body looks bulky, but is mostly plush fur, which hides the physique of a remarkable athlete.

Chinchillas have rear limbs built for leaping, and they have been known to clear rocky crevices 6 feet wide. Shaped a bit like a kangaroo, the chinchillas back legs are more than twice as long as the fronts, and can coil up and release like big springs, helping the chinchilla navigate the rocky mountainsides of Peru and Chile.

Chinchillas are gregarious animals, and early explorers reported finding colonies of chinchillas living together on the stark, unforgiving mountainsides in happy groups of hundreds.

Their exquisite coat is a product of that brutal mountain life, where, at elevations of 12,000 feet temperatures may plunge and harsh winds are nearly constant.