The Many Moods of Chinchillas


Known for their often quirky temperaments, chinchillas will keep you on your toes but at least you'll be smiling through it all!


Happy Chinchilla

A happy chinchilla can't seem to keep their feet on the ground, popcorning and wall surfing... Speedy Gonzales here is SUPER happy!

Bouncy Chinchilla

Bouncing, or correctly termed popcorning, is one way a chinchilla shows his happiness.

Playful Chinchilla

Chinchillas are active and curious! Being crepuscular, they are most active at dawn and dusk.

Bathing Chinchilla

Give a chinchilla a container with dust in it, and prepare to be amused!

Persistent Chinchilla

When they want something, they'll figure out a way!

Humorous Chinchilla

Chinchillas will make you laugh with their antics!

Adorable Chinchilla

Give a chincilla a stick and you've made a friend for life!

Picky Chinchilla

Chinchillas can be extremely picky when it comes to their hay. There is actually a good reason for it though, they can innately tell if a piece of hay has little to no nutritional value. Because of this, they tend to toss the pieces that are fluff!

Snuggly Chinchilla

While the majority of chins arent big snugglers, they can still bring you much joy. Charlie here is an exception to the rule and loves a good snuggle!

Helpful Chinchilla

For those hard to reach spots, a helpful cage mate is well, helpful! Crunkleton and Mr Bigglesworth, owned by Krystal Lee, show how helpful they can be!


Obsessive Chinchilla

Never stand in the way when a chinchilla wants something!

Fastidious Chinchilla

Chinchillas are fastidious in nature and most spend a large amount of time keeping their luxurious fur soft, thick and gorgeous looking! Heaven forbid you get cooties on them as Winston reacts to being touched on the nose!

Angry Chinchilla

They've been known to throw temper tantrums - this is one of our favorite all-time videos!

Begging Chinchilla

One of the few moods that is pretty common across the board is the begging chinchilla - food, play time, extra bath time... they want it all and don't mind doing the puppy dog eyes to try and get that want!

Desperate Chinchilla

Sfin and Chibi, owned by Elizabeth Lee Acteeq, show just how desperate a chin can get when oatmeal is in the line!

Precocious Chinchilla

At just a few days old, Koa (owned by Andrew & Kirsten Beardsley) grabs him mama's palm star and goes to town chewing on it!

Impatient Chinchilla

Some love their bath so much, they just can't wait for you to get their dust in the bath!

Smart Chinchilla

Chins are very intelligent, and can learn many tricks if the incentive is good enough.. some just want to please!


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