When you are thinking of a small, furry pet, your first thought is probably a rabbit. Next, you may think of a chinchilla. Now you are in a little bit of a predicament – which is a better pet? A chinchilla or a rabbit? Honestly, both of them are excellent choices, and it is pretty difficult to pick a clear winner. So, in this article, we will tell you some of the biggest differences between them and let you choose.
First of all, here are the primary similarities between them:
- They are both social animals.
- They both live in cages but need a time out of them.
- Both chinchillas and rabbits need about the same amount of care.
- They even eat the same foods and cost the same to look after.
The primary differences between rabbits and chinchillas are:
- Chinchillas can live twice as long as rabbits, with chinchillas living for around 10 years or more (even up to 20), and rabbits for 5 to 10.
- Chinchillas are actually softer than rabbits.
Of course, the other thing that is different is the way they look. There are other differences between chinchillas and rabbits, but these should be enough for you to make a decision.