Male Chinchilla Or Female Chinchilla

Find out how to tell the difference between a male and female chinchilla.

Is your chinchilla a boy or a girl? Via Icealien/iStock/Thinkstock

Author: Marty Hull


How can you tell the sex of a chinchilla? I have had mine for about a year, and I still don’t know if it’s a boy or girl.


On a male chinchilla, there is small space between the penis and the anus. On the female chinchilla, there is almost no space between the vaginal opening and the anal cavity. See pictures below. See all chinchilla expert Q&A.

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adult female chinchilla anatomy
Adult Female Chinchilla Anatomy
adult male chinchilla anatomy
Adult Male Chinchilla Anatomy

six-week-old female chinchilla anatomy
6-week-old Female Chinchilla Anatomy
six-week-old male chinchilla anatomy
6-week-old Male Chinchilla Anatomy

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