|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Environmental temperature||Below 25°C (77°F). 10-15°C (50-59°) is ideal|
|Food intake||20gm pellets plus forage & fresh food|
|Water intake||30 - 40ml|
|Sexual maturity||from 10 weeks|
|Breeding age||9 months|
|Gestation Period||111 days|
|Birthweight||26 - 60 gm|
|Lactation||6 - 8 weeks|
|Rehoming age||12 weeks+|
Pregnant chinchillas require plenty of calcium in their diet so they have enough for their own needs and the baby chinchillas growing inside them.
Litters of 1-2 babies are most common and, as you can see from the x-ray of a pregnant chinchilla, larger litters would place a heavy demand on the mother chinchilla's body.
Chinchilla babies are born fully furred.