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Urist likes chinchillas for their fur.

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Chinchilla - Chinchilla man - Giant chinchilla

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 3

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 50 cm3
Mid: 250 cm3
Max: 500 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Raw materials

Skull 1

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Wikipedia article

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A tiny furry rodent dwelling in the hollow cracks of rocks. They can be found high in the mountains.

Chinchillas are tiny creatures who can be found inhabiting mountains. They are benign and among the smallest animals in the game who aren't vermin, making them entirely harmless to dwarves. Because they're so small, trying to attack them may cause most blows to glance away harmlessly, though the force of the attacks will often be enough to kill them. A baby chinchilla is called a chinchilla kit.

Chinchillas can be captured in cage traps and trained into pets, tied with rabbits and cavies as the least valuable animals in the game. They are too small to be butchered if hunted, and slaughtering trained ones will only yield a skull in return. With a lifespan of 10 years or more, they make decent long-term companions to dwarves who adopt them.

Some dwarves like chinchillas for their fur.

Admired for their fur.