Animal Age

How old does a Short-tailed chinchilla get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Short-tailed chinchilla reaches?

An adult Short-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla brevicaudata) usually gets as old as 10 years.

Short-tailed chinchillas are around 110 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 14 grams (0.03 lbs) and measure 7.6 cm (0′ 3″). As a member of the Chinchillidae family (genus: Chinchilla), a Short-tailed chinchilla caries out around 2 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 2 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 30.5 cm (1′ 1″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Short-tailed chinchilla gets as old as 10 years

The short-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla chinchilla; formerly C. brevicaudata)—also called the Bolivian, Peruvian, or royal chinchilla—is an endangered species of South American rodent, and one of two species in the genus Chinchilla. Their original native range extended throughout the Andes Mountains of Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Bolivia. These animals were exploited for their luxurious fur, causing their numbers in the wild to dwindle. The other species of chinchilla is also endangered; C. lanigera, or the long-tailed chinchilla, is the wild ancestor of the domestic chinchilla, which is commonly raised as a pocket pet throughout the world.

Animals of the same family as a Short-tailed chinchilla

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Chinchillidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Short-tailed chinchilla

With an average age of 10 years, Short-tailed chinchilla are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Short-tailed chinchilla

The same number of babies at once (2) are born by:

Weighting as much as Short-tailed chinchilla

A fully grown Short-tailed chinchilla reaches around 500 grams (1.1 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Short-tailed chinchilla

Those animals grow as big as a Short-tailed chinchilla: