Chinchillas are fantastic little creatures that come from the mountains of South America. They come in many different colors and have the most special fur. They have 80 or more hairs per follicle! Amazing! Chinchillas don't like the way the oil from our hands feels on their fur. That's why they want to take a dust bath after we touch them. Dusty the chinchilla likes to roll in her dust to clean her special fur after the children pet her. When we visit schools, we bring this special dust along to watch this very entertaining event! Dusty is a favorite among the kids.