Meet Ande, our Chinchilla.
A chinchilla is a type of rodent native to the Andes mountains of South America. They are crepuscular, meaning they are very active at dawn or dusk. They eat and drink in small amounts sticking to desert grasses and shrubs. Chinchillas are nocturnal creatures who are mostly awake at night. They are typical asleep during the day.
Chinchillas have the softest fur in all of land mammals. Their fur is so soft and luxurious that the first reason why Chinchillas were hunted by the native tribes who lived in The Andes Mountains is not for their meat, but for their fur. It is very dense and have 50-80 hairs growing out of a single follicle compared to a human’s which only grows 2-3 hairs per follicle.Share