Chipmunk stuffed animals looks very much like a squirrels. However, chipmunk plushies are much more rare. The animals they’re base on are native to North America, where they can be found from Canada to Mexico. Stuffed animals based on chipmunks are also a bit harder to find than regular squirrel plushies. That’s why we’ve listed the best ones for you!
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Chipmunk plushie characteristics
There are some notable differences between squirrels and chipmunks. The squirrel is a rodent that occurs in forests and parks, while the chipmunks is more common in open areas, meadows or on the heath. Chipmunks are usually smaller than squirrels, are reddish-brown in color and have a white belly. The rodents usually have dark brown stripes on their back, with a white stripe in the middle.
What characterizes squirrels is their long tail; however, chipmunks have somewhat shorter tails. Both species have a similar diet: they eat nuts, seeds, fruits and insects. Chipmunks often additionally eat plant foods, such as carrots, cabbage and corn. They also differ from squirrels in the fact that they do not store food in their burrows. Can you tell both types apart?
Famous Chipmunks (available as stuffed animals)
There are many well-known chipmunk characters to be found in the media. However, few of them have become famous. Still, you will undoubtedly know the two most famous ones: Chip and Dale! Chip is a serious and intelligent chipmunk, while Chip is generally dimwitted and impulsive. The two mischievous chipmunks were created by Bill Justice for the Pluto cartoon Private Pluto (1943). Three years later, director Jack Hannah decided to use them as co-stars in one of his Donald Duck films. Since then Chip and Dale appeared more and more often. In the 1980s, they even got their own television series, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (1989), followed by the spin-off film Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) decades later. Chip and Dale have been the best-selling chipmunk cuddly toys for decades.
Three other very famous chipmunks are Alvin, Simon and Theodore. The trio star in the animated series Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983) and the subsequent film series, beginning with Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007). They are a group of singing and dancing squirrels who are in constant trouble. They live with Dave in a human house near Los Angeles and go on all kinds of adventures.
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