There are two or three types of chinchillas, the lesser known being the short-tailed variety, which isn't seen in domestication. It is believed that the chinchillas in domestication today are ones salvaged after the turn of the turn of the 20th century and brough to the US for domestication. These are the "King" type. They come in the typical silver/white/black coats, a brownish color, a darker gray/black, and also white.
Originally, they were hunted in made into coats, and this is probably still a practice today, although they are nearly extinct in the wild. As pets, they are usually kept in ferret-style cages, at least 3 stories. They love to climb and hop up and down, and it is recommended by pet specialists and hobbyists that you take them out once a day to let them have more space and socialize.
Soft and cuddly, but fully capable of raping you.
Chinchillas can jump.
God's best creation by far.
I love my chinchilla, he's so cuddly!
There's an infestation of chinchillas at my house. I've been raped multiple times already.