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Chinchilla

By Eric Ireland and Will
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Will Madison

on 24 September 2013

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Transcript of Chinchilla

The Chinchilla
By Eric, Ireland, and Will
The Chinchilla is in the Animalia Kingdom because it can breath and requires food and water to survive.
Kingdom
Phylum
The Chinchilla is in the Chordata Phylum because it has a backbone and a notochord.
Class
The chinchilla is in the class Mammalia because of these three characteristics:
1. Three middle ear bones
2. Hair
3. Females can produce milk.
Order
The chinchilla is in the order Rodentia along with mice, beavers, and capybara.
It is in the Rodentia family because, like all other rodents, its teeth are built for gnawing.
Family
The chinchilla is in the family Chinchillidea. The chinchilla is in the Chinchillidea family because it has long forearms, powerful back legs, and short bushy tails.
The Chinchilla is in the genus Chinchilla because they have extremely soft and thick fur along with a bushy tail.
Species
The first species is Lanigera Chinchilla is a more common house pet because they look very cute because they are naturally fat and have very thick tails.
Chinchilla Brevicaudata, which means short tail is derived from the fact that this species of chinchilla has a much shorter tail than their cousin species, Chinchilla Lanigera. (Nickname: Chunckchilla)
Species
Fun Fact
The chinchilla can release its fur to escape a predator when it's caught. Also chinchillas live in volcanic regions where they take baths with volcanic sand.
Habitat
The chinchilla lives in the Andes Mountains in South America. The chinchilla tends to live in the volcanic regions where they can take dirt baths with volcanic sand.
Diet
The chinchilla's natural diet consists of seeds, roots, berries, and pine needles. This helps provide energy for a long time each day.
Chinchillas as pets
Chinchillas are perky animals as pets, similar to a park squirrel. They are usually good to have for children because they love to ball up in your hand, but they will bite if squeezed too tight. Chinchillas don't enjoy games though because their attention spans are very short.
Genus
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