5 edition of Breeding and caring for chinchillas found in the catalog.
Breeding and caring for chinchillas
|LC Classifications||SF405.C45 M613 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||87403109|
Females may miscarry, or deliver still-born or mummified kits. If the male does not leave the female alone at this point, she will attack him, which can prove fatal to the male if he has no where to hide and get away. Experienced lifelong breeders tend to agree that the genetics involved with malocclusion is most likely a combination of genetic factors which could also include some environmental factors rather than one simple gene. The latter will spend a countless amount of time and effort to produce the quality that other breeders have already produced. If you have another female that has recently given birth, you may be able to foster a kit out to her.
It is therefore essential that the chinchilla cage is big enough for both the chinchillas and potential offspring and there are plenty of 'bolt holes' when either chin needs 'time out' from the other. Cleaning supplies and vat big enough to hold a tray for soaking and sterilizing them when cleaning. It consists of usually breeding cages, approximately 12"x18"x24", adjacent in a line, with a square wire "run" or tunnel at the top and back of each cage. After this time you will notice the male become more persistent than normal and he will frequently wag his tail, showing excitement, before chasing the female around the cage. Chinchillas should not be bred before 9 months old due to sexual immaturity and under development. Delivery can last from a few minutes to a few hours.
Malocclusion is quite often hereditary, and should be strictly culled from the breeding program. And weakened apple or cranberry juice on occasions, as needed. Costinas developed closer to sea level, have longer ears and tails, and tend to have a pointy head and body. Average litter size is 2, however litters can range in size fromwith litters over 4 being rare. Social and territorial bonding is established quickly, and disrupting this establishment usually does not work. Males can learn to display aggressive behavior towards the females and get away with it since they can escape back into the run.
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Just as we were getting ready to walk out the door to leave town, our central-air quit. We had to rush out and buy a window unit and install it in order to keep the chins of them cool or we would have come home to heat-stroked dead chins. Provide a chinchilla cage large enough for the amount of chinchillas you will be housing and every week clean the cage thoroughly.
The chinchillas that you choose to breed must have no medical history that can be passed on to the unborn foetus and both parents must be of good weight with a prior healthy lifestyle before breeding commences.
We have included three sections: Taming, Holding and Catching a Chinchilla for you to review and learn the techniques to help train your chinchilla and build a bond of trust between the two of you. Taming a Chinchilla - It is easier to care for a chinchilla when they are tame and used to being handled.
However, their special fur needs to be looked after with particular care. No, this happened to me. With these things in mind, this article will point out some important breeding basics pertaining to the foundation of a domestic chinchilla breeding program.
This should be away from the warmest areas, because chinchillas can tolerate the cold well but not the heat. It has a darker sapphire veiling that spreads down the head, neck, shoulders and back.
Chinchillas should not be separated during the breeding process unless you see the female turn and attack the male drawing blood in the process. It can take a year or more for a chinchilla with the black velvet gene to completely get its veiling.
Most domestic chinchillas are a cross between the Costina type and the Lanigera type. Aggressive chinchillas must be removed quickly. You can switch kits out every few hours, and supplement with hand feeding if necessary. Take a chinchilla to a veterinary surgeon every six months for a dental check-up and a yearly head X-ray.
Chinchillas should not be inbreed, nor should they be closely linebred under any but the most controlled circumstances. They are delicate creatures that, when sick, need care immediately!
Females of course, can be housed with their mom indefinitely however males must be removed by 10 weeks to prevent inbreeding. Often, females will care and nurse other kits as if they were their own.
Such a situation will cause major difficulties in fertilization because the sperm from the male cannot get through the blocked tube or horn of the female's uterus.The breeder should ask you lots of questions and offer information about how to care for chinchillas.
There are now some chinchilla rescue organisations that may have unwanted adults or young looking for caring homes and charities like Blue Cross sometimes have chinchillas brought in for rehoming.
Feb 09, · In this second of three articles in the series on breeding chinchillas, we look at the mating process along with the actual pregnancy.
Mating. We're assuming here that you are working with a pair of chinchillas that has already been well socialized.4/5(7). Breeding Chinchillas. If you decide to breed chinchillas, like all other pets be sure to raise them responsibly. Care and quaility of life are something all animals should enjoy.
We raise chinchillas because we love and enjoy our furry friends and we want otthers to enjoy a family friendly pet just like we do. As prey animals, chinchillas will try to hide any signs of illnesses as much as possible, as in the wild any weakness would make them an easy target for predators.
Therefore to ensure you spot any problems as soon as possible, you should check your chinchilla appears healthy on a daily basis, as well as keeping a close eye out for any symptoms that could indicate a problem with their health.
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Chinchillas are a species that are best housed as a single pet or as pairs, said Denish. He warns against having two members of the opposite sex for breeding reasons. Chinchillas are fun as pairs, he said, because it allows them to interact with one another, especially when pet.