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Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

By | Last Updated : 19th March 2020

Standard Chinchilla is one of the most popular Chinchilla rabbits with the breeders and showman today. It has a slightly curved, compact body with a wedge-shaped face, and it is smaller than the American and Giant varieties. The first Standard Chinchilla was created in France, back in 1919, by crossing the Beveren and Himalayan with wild rabbits. These rabbits were recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders’ Association (ARBA) in 1930.

Basic Information

How big do they get

Size

Medium, 14-17 inches long

Weight

5-13 lbs

Height

14-17 inches

Width

About 15-18 inches

What do they look like

Fur Type

Short-to-medium, soft, rollback

Ear Type

Medium-length, erect

Color

Dark Blue Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Dark Brown Eyes Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Dark Slate-Blue Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Gray Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Care Level

Low

High

Remove any uneaten foods from its cage and spot-clean messes like urine clumps and water spills every day

Cage Size

An indoor cage of approximate dimensions 36 X 24 X 24 inches is needed, a larger enclosure such as a 72 X 24 X 24 inches may be used for a group of rabbits

Diet

Unlimited quantity of fresh timothy hay, 1/2-3/4 cups of quality, high-fiber pellets, a handful of fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens

GROOMING

Occasional

Regular

Spot-clean your Standard Chinchilla’s fur using a damp cloth when it gets stained; brush its coat once every two weeks to remove its loose hairs

ACTIVITY

Low

High

Keep your Standard Chinchilla out of its enclosure for about 2 hours a day, give it toys like key rings, cardboard boxes, and stuffed animals to play with

COST

Low

High

While the price of Standard Chinchillas can vary between $40 and $70, the yearly maintenance cost is average

SHEDDING

Low

High

A moderate shedder that needs brushing once a week when it molts heavily in spring and autumn

Standard Chinchilla Rabbit

Did You Know

  • Standard Chinchillas are so sweet, friendly, and docile by nature that they do not have any problems being picked up by strangers.
  • Although it is difficult to litter train a Standard Chinchilla, it can be done with plenty of patience, rewards, and treats.

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