Animal Size

Long-tailed chinchilla size: How big do they get?

How big does a Long-tailed chinchilla get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Long-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) reaches an average size of 30.5 cm (1′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 11.25 years, they grow from 39 grams (0.09 lbs) to 480 grams (1.06 lbs). A Long-tailed chinchilla has 1 babies at once. The Long-tailed chinchilla (genus: Chinchilla) is a member of the family Chinchillidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The long-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera), also called the Chilean, coastal, common, or lesser chinchilla, is one of two species of rodent from the genus Chinchilla: the other species being C. chinchilla. Both species are endangered in the wild after historically being hunted for their soft hair coats. Domestic breeds of chinchilla are believed to descend from specimens of C. lanigera. Domestic chinchillas come in three types: la plata, costina, and raton.Historically, Chilean chinchillas were reported from Talca (35°30’S), Chile, north to Peru, and also eastward, from Chilean coastal hills, throughout low mountains. No fossils of the Chilean chinchilla are known to have been found, and by the mid-19th century, Chilean chinchillas were not found south of the Choapa River in central Chile. Wild populations of Chilean chinchillas, as of 1996, occurred in Aucó (31°38’S, 71°06’W), near Illapel, IV Región, Chile, in Reserva Nacional Las Chinchillas and in La Higuera, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, about 100 km (62 mi) north of Coquimbo (29°33’S, 71°04’W).

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed chinchilla

We found other animals of the Chinchillidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed chinchilla

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-tailed chinchilla:

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-tailed chinchilla

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Long-tailed chinchilla:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Long-tailed chinchilla

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Long-tailed chinchilla:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed chinchilla

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Chinchilla lanigera: