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Chinchillas have extremely dense and soft fur. In fact, they have the densest fur of all mammals that live on land. In the water, the sea otter has a denser coat.

Chinchillas have extremely dense and soft fur. In fact, they have the densest fur of all mammals that live on land. In the water, the sea otter has a denser coat.

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Blaise242
Blaise242
1 month ago

They also don’t have to worry about external parasites. They suffocate in their fur.

Door90
Door90
1 month ago

If you have a chinchilla or planning to get one (please reconsider getting one), please don’t give them water baths. They require fine sand to bathe themselves.

stop_being_ugly
stop_being_ugly
1 month ago

We had to take my grandma(mid 80s) to the ER, she was losing her marbles on top of being an old woman with COPD.

She insisted on wearing her fur coat. In the waiting room she kept going on about her beautiful fur coat, how expensive her fur it is, how she is going to get another fur coat, and just rambling about fur.

I could see other people waiting going from trying politely not to stare to shooting icy death stares at her, if the circumstances were not an ER waiting room I’m sure she would have gotten paint thrown at her.

OzzyWinchester
OzzyWinchester
1 month ago

so much so that they can’t bathe in water or their fur will grow mold… they take dust baths!

JustSomeThingss
JustSomeThingss
1 month ago

Can’t believe there are abhorrent humans out there that think their selfish desire to wear this creatures fur gives them the right to kill them.

master-cunt
master-cunt
1 month ago

When I was a kid my neighbor had a chinchilla. I would visit and run back in forth in front of its cage and it would chase to and fro. Well it didn’t like this because the next thing I know I’m being sprayed by a stream of hot chinchilla piss. I never went back and yes I know I deserved that.

doubtfullfreckles
doubtfullfreckles
1 month ago

Look at those little feet 🥺

De5perad0
De5perad0
1 month ago

And they are cute AF!

tinytraggot
tinytraggot
1 month ago

its actually so think that just getting wet makes it mat and fall out. they have to bathe in dust to keep clean (they get really greasy without it) and its the cutest thing youve ever seen

source: live with a chinichilla

jerms_mcerms
jerms_mcerms
1 month ago

Dont try and hide your otter facts behind a cute chinchilla

Prof_Acorn
Prof_Acorn
1 month ago

It’s sad that people used to breed them for fur. They have so much personality <3

petdog347
petdog347
1 month ago
dyelyn666
dyelyn666
1 month ago

I love chinchillas /SO/ much! They’re so soft and so fuckn cute. Someone lmk are they part of the rodent family?

kiwigirl1999
kiwigirl1999
1 month ago

I love my chinchilla Phoebe, rescued from a breeder about 15 years ago and about 2 then. She loves a raisin as a treat and watching sand baths are definitely awesome.

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EssentialHeart
EssentialHeart
1 month ago

My cousin had one. Softest thing I’ve ever felt.

Emeraldtroller
Emeraldtroller
1 month ago

50 hairs per follicle.

WeAreClouds
WeAreClouds
1 month ago

This one appears very nervous that we’re talking about it’s fur.

cxth
cxth
1 month ago

**d e n s e**

SabretoothChinchilla
SabretoothChinchilla
1 month ago

They also have huge teeth.

Djinn42
Djinn42
1 month ago

>Chinchillas have extremely dense and soft fur.

That’s why they used to be made into coats 😥

JunglePygmy
JunglePygmy
1 month ago

I still can’t believe this thing is real

puppyhugs24
puppyhugs24
1 month ago

People have been killing and using chinchillas to make jackets. Those people could be sued. PETA should look into that.

joplinj1
joplinj1
1 month ago

I had a chinchilla his name was “Mr Chin” unfortunately he’d have a inner ear infection and had to be euthanized. I miss him soo much.

SolidPoint
SolidPoint
1 month ago

It’s dense because four hairs grow from each follicle!

Phrankespo
Phrankespo
1 month ago

I remember an old bill nye the science guy episode where he said that humans have around 100,000 hairs on their head and a sea otter has 100,000 hairs per square inch.

starlingsleep
starlingsleep
1 month ago

Used to have one. They’re incredibly soft and smell nice. You can’t get them wet because their fur is so dense that it will trap water and start to grow mold, so they require dust baths. For anyone who has never seen a chinchilla take a dust bath, please do yourself a huge favor and search for a video of in on YouTube— it’s the best thing ever.

Also if they feel threatened they’ll shoot urine at you. I had to give mine medicine once for a respiratory infection and he go so mad he shot me with pee.

If you’re planning on getting one, do a lot of research. They have a lot of special needs and a super strict diet. No wet veggies or sugary treats.

lifetimemovie_1
lifetimemovie_1
1 month ago

I hope someday people will stop wearing their fur!

CammyBoyClap
CammyBoyClap
1 month ago

What are we gonna do today brain!?

The same thing we do everyday pinky…..

Try and take over the world!

KassKenway
KassKenway
1 month ago

Fur real?

MSEwrds
MSEwrds
1 month ago

awww look at that cute little ranged exp.

xxgoofynoodlexx
xxgoofynoodlexx
1 month ago

Enchiladas are yummy too.

morningstarttheender
morningstarttheender
1 month ago

And they can’t bathe in water so they use very fine dirt to clean themselves

swampmilkweed
swampmilkweed
1 month ago

That chinchilla is Imelda from Cameron’s Chinchilla’s on Instagram. She died earlier this year 🙁

WPI94
WPI94
1 month ago

I have two. They are so great. Mine are well-bonded, so I can hold them easily. Lots of little dry poops, but no significant smell.

vontoque
vontoque
1 month ago

Soffboi

TheDanielBaxter
TheDanielBaxter
1 month ago

Can confirm. I own 3 chinchillas. So soft a fluffy. Such absorbent. I use one to wash dishes, one as a duster, and the other as a travel neck cushion.

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It's hard to see the trap around her with all that floof!

It’s hard to see the trap around her with all that floof!

She was my grandmas cat, the quilt is made from scraps of my grandmas fabric, there is no way it still smells like her but I swear that the cat recognizes the fabric

She was my grandmas cat, the quilt is made from scraps of my grandmas fabric, there is no way it still smells like her but I swear that the cat recognizes the fabric