Submitter: This was the only book on chinchillas in the pet section of the [Public] Library. It has been checked out twice, both in 1970. I’m pretty confident that no one in [suburban California city] owns a chinchilla fur farm! Instead, this volume lies waiting to traumatize elementary school children doing reports about pets.
If your library is in a more agrarian area where chinchilla farming is a possible topic of interest, get a newer book; chinchilla genetics have advanced a great deal over the past 50 years and there are many colors and mutations available now that didn’t exist when this book was written.
Holly: Really? I didn’t know that! This book is old. As we all know, in a public library, that is the kiss of death. It is extra important in school libraries, where kids are looking for book report material, as well as fun things to read and learn about. I agree with submitter: weed and replace where necessary.