FC: Chinchillas by Sylvie Lamontagne
1: Chinchillas are rodents that can live as pets or in the wild. Let's get to the main part of this.
2: If a chinchilla is domestic,it should eat chinchilla pellets, timothy hay, and the occasional raisin or other treat. Do not give a chinchilla a fresh fruit or veggie as it is unhealthy for chinchillas(with an exception for a VERY occasional apple slice.) A chinchilla should not have more than 2 small treats a day.
3: Wild chinchillas eat fruits, plants, seeds, small insects and sometimes bark. That is all I know about the food of wild chinchillas.
4: To get clean, chinchillas roll in volcanic dust. It gets into their fur and soaks up oil and dirt. If they get clean in water, it will make them unhealthy and because their fur is so thick it will never get fully dry.
5: Chinchillas can live about 12 to 20 years- an exceptionally long life span for a rodent.
6: Baby chinchillas need to stay with their Mom for 6-8 weeks.
7: a long time ago,chinchillas could be found in Peru, Argentina,Bolivia, and Chile. but today, chinchillas only live in Bolivia and Chile. they are usually found in crevices, rocks, and burrows.
8: I hope you liked my story.
9: the end