Chinchilla – one of the most difficult to handle pets. Chinchilla require particularly careful treatment. It can be dangerous almost everything: from food to hamster pine branches. Chinchilla – a nocturnal animal and this extremely active and mobile. Chinchillas are curious and intelligent and have a strong personality. They get used to, their carers and, eventually, become quite tame. However, chinchillas are not often recommended to take the hand – from this port fur, it may not be ironed, or squeeze. These rodents justify the name of its type: they are always something (or rather – everything!) Bite.
Their favorite occupation – pick wallpaper and you do not be able to teach her not to do so. In this case, chinchilla takes a lot of space in the apartment, because she needs a big cage (minimum 70 x 50 x 50 cm): in fact it needed the space for movement. If the cell is small, then must secure space in the apartment where you will release the animal to walk. Chinchilla best feed quality specialist food, but its acquisition requires a certain amount of effort: it is expensive and not always in pet stores. The cell constant should be hay. Very helpful to the animals in small quantities apples (dried and fresh), Wild Rose, carrots, apricots, fresh grass, dried, branches of willow, linden, birch.
Not recommended for podsolnuhovye seeds, nuts, sweets and food for hamsters, parakeets, rats and other animals, and animal products. Quite often, chinchillas need to bathe, but do so only in the sand. For all that is needed is almost sterile cleanliness and safety of all that surrounds the chinchilla. As for breeding, the pair usually are from animals that are similar on key indicators, first of all – by coloring and quality of fur. Therefore, usually take a chinchilla hereditary line, but they should not be too close relatives: a dangerous assumed relationship to the third generation. The animals reach sexual maturity of six months, and during the year periods of sexual activity, repeated after an average of 41 days. During the pairing of chinchilla become more active, with more aggressive and is always active female. Pregnancy chinchilla lasts about 110 days and allowed a few puppies (up to 8.7 in mature females), weighing 30-70, the main thing – remember that in no case could not be disturbed "young mom": disturbed female is able to kill and eat puppies. Feeding the same both during pregnancy and after, must be even more diverse and fortified.