is an ever growing document devoted to the study of chinchillas as
well as the education and dissemination of information pertaining
to owning chinchillas as pets. It is dedicated to furthering research
in an effort to assist veteranarians and pet owners in gaining a better
understanding of the needs and ways of the chinchilla.
Originally founded by Betti Cogswell, Lani Ritchey, and Roxane Beeman,
in the early 1990s, CA Chins is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Today, the organization operates thanks to the efforts of a small
group of dedicated
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Since there is insufficient research on chinchillas at this time, much of the
information contained on "California Chins" is experiential and opinion
based, or culled from veterinary research on similar animals. Though all information
is deemed to be reliable and medically accurate [we care for our own chinchillas
in the fashion outlined here], as a precaution, "California Chins" assumes
no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained herein.