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Choosing a healthy chinchilla


When you decide to buy a chinchilla you should follow certain aspects of rodents to make sure that you take care of a pet healthy. The first thing you should do it before buying a chinchilla is to evaluate them general physical condition - such rodents should not be fat or too thin and the animal should not have abnormal swelling. Chinchillas be alert and curious, not lethargic .

This can be difficult to judge if a chinchilla sleepy, but such rodents should wake up and gaze at everything around when she is paying attention. chinchilla coat should be a well cared very thick, fluffy and shiny. It should not be tangled hair or no hair areas. Also, check fecal debris existing on the back chinchilla fur or moisture in the same area. These signs may indicate the presence of diarrhea and serious illnesses. The skin should not have scratches or other damage of any kind.

The eyes, nose and ears should be clean, free of leaks . Check the fur around the eyes and nose to see if your hair is wet or have clots. Try to check your teeth, you should be well aligned and do not grow over each other. It is normal for teeth to be yellow-orange chinchilla, especially in adult rodents. Check on the beard hair so that moisture in that area may be caused by excessive drooling (in turn caused by misalignment of teeth). Observe breathing chinchilla, it should be regular and not produce any noise .

Chinchillas are very nimble animal and should not present any sign of numbness or oppose the motion. A healthy chinchilla keeps its tail raised and is very active. The rodent cage is kept must be clean, with access to food, fresh hay and water. Also, the cage should not be overcrowded. A chinchilla outfit in good condition is less stressed and therefore less prone to disease.

Chinchilla how people react to this is a good indicator as to whether the animal . Avoid panic Chinchillas that when you put your hand in their cage. Try to choose a rodent that is curious and even close enough to smell your hand. Even those who adopt an aggressive position (raises his rear and growl gently) can be successfully tamed, just requires more patience from the owner.



Tips on choosing a chinchilla 1. You can keep more Chincha together , especially if you buy two copies of the same sex (the best would be that the two rodents have grown together). Try to find and choose a pet rodent age as young (usually ready to be adopted at three months). 2. If you call from a breeder , you're more likely to find common Chincha young man. Also, some breeders aim to maintain or develop a certain temperament of chinchilelor. 3. If you go to a pet store and most chinchilelor inside look sick (even if not in the same cage with rodent you want), give up buying the place.

A contagious disease can affect animals in the store and your chinchilla can be infected. 4. Be sure to separate males from females . Familiar with the differences between females and males and if you grower or seller copies of both sexes in the same cage, do not buy from that place. It is best to avoid the possibility of a surprise pregnancy, especially for young chinchilelor.

These rodents can become sexually mature at four months even, but such premature pregnancy can be very dangerous for healthy chinchilla. 5. Even if many sellers will refuse the request to handle rodent , insists, however, to put even hand to observe the reaction of chinchilla cage .