At one time I entertained the idea of raising Chinchillas for a variety of personal reasons. I just like them. I had a pet chinchilla for about 5 years and he was quite the friendly and tame character, had his cage and spinning wheel wihout too much demands for keeping it as a rewarding rodent type pet. Recently I probed a few sites about chinchillas and amazing how many varieties and people involved with these. Mostly it seems motivated for love of the little creatures and interest in breeding different sorts, and also some are sold within a pet trade market. It seems the better breeders are informative and don't have the concept to process them as fur. Anyone here have interest or experience with chinchillas to share?