Animal Size

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

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

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

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 10 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 500 grams (1.1 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Short-tailed chinchillas have 2 babies about 2 times per year. The Short-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 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

We found other animals of the Chinchillidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Short-tailed chinchilla

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

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

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Short-tailed chinchilla:

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

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

Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed chinchilla

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