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Chinchillas are active and curious little rodents that originated in the Andes Mountains of South America. They weigh in at only about 400-1000 grams (a little less than 1 pound up to a little more than 2 lbs). In the wild they consist of just one color, the standard grey, and live in colonies. Our domestic chinchillas have been selectively bred to have numerous beautiful color mutations with only a couple of their colors being true recessives. Most of the colors are incompletely dominant so you can get some really pretty blended colors with them as well.

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