Chinchilla is a small animal of the breed of rodents is known for its beautiful, thick fur, and good-natured disposition.Despite the fact that this rodent is harmless and gentle, before purchasing it is necessary to weigh the pros and cons of chinchilla in the house.
Maintenance and care
Walks in the fresh air of the rodent is not necessary and even dangerous. At home he feels free, if it lives in a spacious cage. Housing less than a meter in width for the pet is too close. Even a large cage can not meet the need for movement and the development of new territories, so needs regular walks on the floor. They can take place only under the supervision of, otherwise the animal is able to cause serious damage to the environment and your health.
Chinchilla's sensitive to the microclimate of the apartment. It must be protected from drafts. Optimally the contents at a temperature in the range of 18-22 degrees. The relative humidity should not exceed 65%, closest to natural conditions mode — about 40%.
These rodents are distinguished by the neatness, so you can get a chinchilla in the apartment. They independently monitor their own hygiene and always contain the wool clean. Pet does not emit odors and does not need water procedures.
To neat animal feel comfortable, you need to clean the cage at least once a week and to provide him with stable access to the tray with fine sand. As bedding it is better to use sawdust of deciduous trees, or corn filler. Hay used them for food, therefore, the spreading in the cell is not suitable.
Chinchilla is an herbivore. In nature it feeds on cereals, bark, shrubs, mosses and lichens. Eating animals a bit, but I like variety. They need to take special pellets, hay and to ensure that the cage of twigs.
Noise whether chinchilla night
The activity of chinchilla falls at night. The animals are cheerful, playful disposition. They are mobile and very active, so we create a lot of noise. Pet jumps, climbs up on the lattice, moving bowls and trays, rustles and knocks. To sleep in the same room as the raging rodent not everyone can. With age, mobility decreases, the adults behave calmer. A ringing and a rattling game replaced crash from obrisani of twigs and rustle of the filler.
Often, chinchilla noise deliberately, attracting the attention of the owner, or asking for a ride.
Breeders are advised to arrange for Pets special showcase instead of cells. Experienced owners try to arrange the animal active walk before going to bed. Special measures can reduce noise, but not able to completely resolve the defect. Do not buy a chinchilla if night wakefulness pet is not acceptable for members of the family.
What is dangerous chinchillas
Chinchilla are not prone to aggression and bites are extremely rare. If the animal is not comfortable, before you fight back, it will warn about their dissatisfaction painless pinch with his teeth.
Negative aspects of the reviews of the owners in most stories boil down to a curious pet try to taste everything that you will find in the apartment. He is chewing on furniture, tearing Wallpaper, and feels a lively interest in the wires.
The content of the chinchilla in adverse conditions can lead to disease.
Relative humidity above 70% encourages development of fungal infections on the skin of the animal. Ringworm is transmitted and people. Chinchilla with proper care no more than other animals susceptible to disease. The problem is that among the vets a few of those who are versed in the characteristics of the species. Therefore, to treat the chinchilla is often expensive and troublesome.
The chinchilla is no seasonal moult, hair falls out in small amounts all year round. These rodents are less likely to become catalysts of Allergy, but incidents are possible.
Chinchilla and children
With all the advantages, having a rodent in the house where there are children is controversial. Chinchilla is strictly not suitable for child under five years. Loud noise and an active toddler may frighten the animal or cause injury. In the daytime the animal sleeps more, its peak falls on the night. It is important to pay attention to the floor chinchilla, girls are more active and nimble, hence less tend to hands. To pick up the child calm and less fearful animal will help in the nursery, where the cost of the chinchilla will be significantly higher than at the pet store.
Chinchilla is possible to have a child if he:
- prefers quiet games;
- well-coordinated movement and is able to be careful;
- willing to respect the personal space of your pet.
The main reason for doubt is the independent nature of the rodent. Even tame individuals don't like long hugs when they are behind and squeezed. Children's role in this friendship centred care and contemplation. Nimble animal will allow you to scratch behind the ear, take a treat from the hand, but to play with the baby when he wants to.
Pros and cons of chinchilla in the house
Before purchasing it is necessary to analyze the pros and cons. Chinchilla the perfect choice for those who prefer to observe the animals and often awake at night.
- the duration of the life of dogs above 10 years;
- fun and playful disposition, fun to watch them;
- cleanliness and lack of odor;
- animal bite and scratch;
- compliance to domestication and training;
- adaptation to the housing conditions;
- no need to walk on the street;
- can get along with a cat.
Caring for a chinchilla is easy, but to ensure her health and comfort, all the tenants will have to reckon with the biological characteristics of the species.
- need a spacious cage;
- curiosity and the desire to try everything on the tooth;
- nocturnal and noisy behavior;
- a shortage of veterinarians;
- sensitivity to temperature and humidity;
- doesn't like to sit on my hands and excessive sex.
Make friends with the furry rodent just, he is sociable and will thank for considerate attention by sympathy. Subject to the rules of care the animal will long to please the owner with his optimism and mobility.