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3 Crazy Things You Never Knew About Chinchillas

1) Female chinchillas spray urine at you if they don't like you!

2) Chinchillas can't get wet because if they do, their fur takes far too long to dry out.

3) Chinchillas can't use the same running wheels that other rodents use. They need ones that are much bigger.


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