Chinchillas

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Chinchillas

  1. 1. Chinchillas Gabby Lohse Mrs. Reed Physical science period 6 Spring 2010 http://www.chinchillas.com/newsletter/images/royalpersianpressrelease/Royal-Persian-Angora-Chinch.jpg
  2. 2. What is a chinchilla <ul><li>Chinchillas are basically a type of rodent. </li></ul><ul><li>They come from south America in the Andes mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>Baby chinchillas are called kits. </li></ul>http://www.chinchillaplace.com/Portals/1675/images/Haze1.jpg http://www.chinchillaplace.com/Portals/1675/images%5C/IMG_0090.JPG http://www.chinchillaplace.com/Portals/1675/images//Cheeko-resized-530.JPG
  3. 3. What do chinchillas look like <ul><li>Chinchillas can be up to 9 inches in length </li></ul><ul><li>Chinchillas usually have a larger body with a bunny looking face and squirrel like tail. </li></ul><ul><li>Their ears are fairly small and look like a cat’s ear without it being pointed at the end. </li></ul><ul><li>They also have whiskers. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinchillas are known for their very soft fur. </li></ul>The chinchilla has long whiskers and small ears. http://www.chinchillaplace.com/Portals/1675/images/DSC00841.JPG A chinchilla with its large body and soft fur http://www.chinchillaplace.com/Portals/1675/images%5C/MATILDA!!!%20013.jpg ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  4. 4. Where do chinchillas come from <ul><li>Chinchillas come from South Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>They originated from the Andes mountains. </li></ul><ul><li>They were discovered by explores in the 1500’s </li></ul><ul><li>They were named after the chincha Indians. </li></ul>http://www.suncape.com/graphics/map-of-south-africa-large.png
  5. 5. How to care for a chinchilla <ul><li>Some chinchillas like to be held more often than other. </li></ul><ul><li>They enjoy being petted and will show their appreciation be nibbling on your hand. </li></ul><ul><li>They eat dry kibbles and often like to live in an environment with toys and straw on the ground. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not like to be in high places so set their food and water on the floor of their cage. </li></ul>http://chinchillacages.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/chinchillacage.jpg
  6. 6. Chinchilla facts <ul><li>Chinchillas are agile jumpers. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinchilla fur is considered the softest in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinchilla fur is 30 times softer than human hair. </li></ul><ul><li>They do not have dander, so they are great for people who have pet allergies. </li></ul>http://www.chinchillaplanet.com/images/flattened-chinchilla.jpg http://www.stevemercier.com/images/Dulcinea1.jpg
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.huggablepets.com/huggablepets/chininfo.shtml#top </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cheekychinchillas.com/faq.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chinchillaplanet.com/chinchilla-facts/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.stevemercier.com/chinchilla.html </li></ul>

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