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Chinchilla Profile

Lifespan: 8-11 Years

Avg height: 20-30cms

Avg weight Female: 3.5-5.4 kg

Avg weight Male: > 5.4 kg

Coat type: Long, soft, cotton-like coat.

Coat colours and body type: A medium build cat with short, strong legs. The Chinchilla breed comes in one colour combination of white with green eyes.  

Grooming required: High - daily brush, and wipe face of tears to avoid skin irritation.

Similar Breeds: Persian, Burmilla, Australian Tiffanie.

Health Profile: Brachycephalic, jaw deformities, dental disease, excessive tear production, facial skin irritation, eye disease, polycystic kidney disease (PKD).


Chinchilla temperament

The Chinchilla is a sweet-natured, loving and affectionate cat. They will generally be calm and quiet to have around.   

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.