Is it a mouse? Is it a rat? No, it’s a chinchilla! On this edition of AnimalCentral we find out all about these little creatures, we have chinchilla expert Shaun Naude who brings with him Jack the chinchilla. We find out how to take care of a chinchilla, where to find reputable breeders, as well as what kind of pets they make. You may be surprised to realise that they can live up to 25 years if taken care of properly. We also have the difficult discussion surrounding the fur trade of these beautiful creatures, they have 70 hairs per follicle as opposed to humans who only have one hair per follicle, this is the reason they have one of the softest furs in the animal kingdom.

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