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About Chinchillas.com

Established at the dawn of the dotcom era, in the year 2000, Chinchillas.com set out to revolutionize the chinchilla industry by creating a non-pelting market for the highest quality chinchillas.

Diet and Microbiome

The chinchilla’s number one line of defense against pathogens and disease is its own immune system, which depends strongly on nutrition and the chinchilla’s gut microbiome.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Intestinal Dysbiosis

A healthy chinchilla has a wide diversity of normally residing beneficial microbes in the gut...

Breeding Herd Foundation Guidelines

When the perpetuation of a domestic animal falls solely into the hands of a breeder, and is far removed from the laws of natural selection, the knowledge and responsibility put into practice by that breeder is paramount.

Chinchilla Color and Fur Mutations

Dominant chinchilla mutations, recessive chinchilla mutations, and unspecified chinchilla mutations by year of appearance.

Chinchilla Mutation Hybrids

The number of possible combinations of known mutations is almost endless.

Color Mutation Percentage Charts

Examples of the more common color mutation crosses and the expected percentages of offspring that will carry or exhibit the various colors...

The History of the Royal Persian Angora Chinchilla

Earliest estimates put the origin of what is now the Royal Persian Angora appearing somewhere in the early 1960's, at the Caraway ranch of Ft. Worth, Texas.

Temperament and Handling of Chinchillas

Chinchillas vary distinctly in temperament, and this should be taken into consideration before they are purchased, selected for breeding stock, or handled.

Chinchilla Malocclusion - A Polygenic Trait

Malocclusion ( mal, meaning 'bad,' and occlude, meaning 'to fit' or 'to align' ) is the misfit of the teeth.

Chinchilla Fungal Infections

One of the most common afflictions of the chinchilla is a skin fungus commonly known as ringworm...

Chinchilla Hay, Feed, and Supplements

Chinchillas require a high quality chinchilla specific pellet, and clean dry grass hay like Western Timothy....

Chinchilla Photos

The Chinchillas.com database is an excellent resource for viewing thousands of chinchilla photographs.

International Chinchilla Exports and Domestic Shipping

Shipping Fee Schedule and Terms of Service for International Exports and Domestic Shipments