Charlie The Chinchilla

I’m a Peruvian rodent.

Even though I have big eyes, I can’t see very well so I use my big whiskers to feel around a lot. I have the softest fur of all the rodents, although people like to hunt me for it. Like most rodents I like chewing but I also love dust baths.

Charlie The Chinchilla Picture

Class


Mammal

Family


Rodent

Food Group


Herbivore

Body Clock


Crepuscular

Life Span


In the wild: 1 to 2 years In captivity: 15 years

Body Weight


1.1 to 1.4kg

Length


28 to 49cm

Special Abilty


Very agile jumper and can jump up to 6ft (1.8 metres) in the air.