Chinchillas do not bark loudly and their footsteps are not noisy, so they can be kept in apartments. Japan is one of the countries with the most animal cafes in the world, and there are many cafes featuring owls, cats, dogs, and even meerkats. There are also cafes that specialize in chinchillas.
What is a chinchilla?
Chinchillas are similar to guinea pigs and are known for their soft fur. This animal is endemic to Chile and is a rodent about 25-30cm in length. It weighs 400-700g and has a long tail. Wild chinchillas mainly inhabit areas around 400-2000m above sea level and live in groups on rocky areas in the mountains. Their diet consists mainly of plants, and they live on grass. They can live up to 6 years in the wild, but in captivity they can live up to 20 years. Wild chinchillas are now declining in numbers. Habitats are decreasing due to deforestation, and their numbers are also decreasing due to hunting.
What is Chinchilla Cafe?
Animal lovers used to have to go to the zoo to meet animals, but now there is a chinchilla cafe. This is a cafe where chinchillas are bred and visitors can feed and even touch them. It can be said that it is a cafe that can be highly recommended for those who want to raise chinchillas from now on. By actually interacting with a chinchilla, you can find out whether it is possible to breed it. Chinchilla Cafe has the following features.
Since it is basically a cafe, drink service is often included. Drinks are often included in the entrance fee. Drinks include juice, coffee, and tea. In most cases, there are vending machines in the store, or you can order it from the cafe staff. Most cafes also sell food.
petting a chinchilla
Most cafes allow you to interact with chinchillas. You can cuddle them and play with them. Also, some cafes sell pet food specifically for chinchillas. You can also feed pet food to your chinchilla.
contact with other animals
Some cafes also have other animals. Since rats, meerkats, fennecs, etc. are also bred, it is possible to play with other animals at the same time. However, in most cafes, the breeding area is often separated. This is also to prevent fights between animals.
Japanese chinchilla cafe
There are the following chinchilla cafes in Japan. In addition to chinchillas, there are also cafes where you can interact with other animals. There are also cafes where you can actually interact with them, so let’s go on a trip.
Harry Harajuku Terrace
This shop is located in the fashion street in Omotesando, Harajuku. Here you can meet not only chinchillas, but also otters, hedgehogs and even prairie dogs. We do not provide meals, but we also sell breeding supplies. You can bring your own drinks.
|Address||Jingumae 426 Building 3F 4-26-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|Fee||30 minutes time system 1,500 yen|
Animal Room Ikemofu
Not just chinchillas. A cafe with owls, reptiles, even fennec foxes and meerkats. Most of the small animals are available in the cafe, and many tourists visit.
|Address||Narita Building 6F, 1-29-4 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo|
|Open Time||14:00～18:00 weekday|
|Fee||1,000 yen for 30 minutes,|
1,500 yen for 60 minutes
1,900 yen for 90 minutes
2,300 yen for 120 minutes
Pet Hotel Rabbit Cafe
This cafe is completely reservation-only, so let’s go after making a reservation in advance. You can interact with prairie dogs, chinchillas, armadillos and marmots. There is a pet hotel attached, and you can leave only small animals. The price per night is 2200 yen.
|Address||Negishi Building 1F 3-5-4 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|Fee||1,000 yen for 30 minutes,|
2,000 yen for 60 minutes