just the cutest and softest creature ever!
Chinchillas are rodents that are native to the Andes Mountains of northern Chile. Sadly are also prized for their luxuriously soft fur and have been almost driven to extinction because of the demand.
Chinchillas are crepuscular and nocturnal, which means they are very active at dawn or dusk and sleep during the day. In the wild they make their homes by burrowing in underground tunnels or nestling in rock crevasses. They are very social and live in colonies that consist of hundreds of chinchillas.
Are CHINCHILLAS suitable for your encounter?
Happy to be stroked or held
Suitable for all ages and capabilities
Suitable for all group sizes agreed beforehand by us
Suitable for indoor and outdoor events (in the warmer months)
White princess Cilla is the leader of our female Chinchilla group. She came to live here in 2015 when her owner was leaving for university and had made arrangements for family to look after her however due to allergies this became impossible and so we were asked to take her on. Cilla was the first Chinchilla we homed and so always holds a very special place in our hearts which is equalled by her huge heart and affection for everyone.