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Mike is a male chinchilla. He and his wife, Molly, were rescued from a fire and donated to our classroom in 2011. He and Molly have had four babies since we got them. A chinchilla's fur is as soft as Charmin bath tissue...actually it's softer. Each day, they take a dust bath. It's really fun to watch. We love our chinchillas!



If you want to learn more about chinchillas, click the links below.

California Chin Association
Information on Food, Health and Frequently Asked Questions about Chinchillas

Chinchilla Care Guide
PetSmart provides a guide on caring for chinchillas.

More Chinchilla Care

The Chinchilla Club
Information on care and contact information for breeders and chinchilla owners

Chinchilla Snacks
A list of healthy and unhealthy snacks for chinchillas.

Mike and Molly with their first children (a set of twins,) Micky and Minnie.