Things You Should Know When Breeding Chinchillas
Written By: Lindsey Perkins – Chinchilla Information


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Breeding Chinchillas can be a profitable and fulfilling experience and side business. There are several things to consider when breeding chinchillas though. Chinchillas take a while to get used to being around new chinchilla so you have to make sure you use a "break-in" period. More information inside.

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Things You Should Know When Breeding Chinchillas

  1. 1. Things You Should Know When Breeding Chinchillas Written By: Lindsey Perkins – Chinchilla Information Are you planning to breed chinchillas? Well, if you are than you need to be a little careful because chinchillas are unlike other exotic pets that sit in one place. Chinchillas are very agile and therefore breeding chinchillas can be a hectic task if you are handling pets for the very first time. However, if you know more about chinchillas and how they behave you can have a better idea of how you need to handle them and breeding chinchillas than will be somewhat comfortable and fun too. Many of the new owners get easily frustrated with their chinchillas because they really don’t understand their pet and what they want. Chinchillas look very similar like squirrels but they are very different in nature. Many pet owners who are breeding chinchillas often consider that chinchillas behave like squirrels but that is not the case. Well, some of the characteristics do match with squirrel to some extent but chinchillas have their own characteristics. If you have two or more chinchillas you should understand that body language and how they will react to different situations. If you are breeding chinchillas you should know that after four months chinchillas become sexually mature and therefore you should not put two chinchillas of opposite sex together. Since you are the owner you should have a good knowledge about the body structure of chinchillas that would help you a great deal in Things You Should Know When Breeding Chinchillas
  2. 2. breeding chinchillas. If you have a female chinchilla you should know that female chinchillas need around eight months to get ready for breeding although they are sexually mature at a very early stage. If you are trying breeding chinchillas at an early stage than they will have problems understanding each other and therefore chances are that they will quarrel over the food and place which is why initially you would have to give them individual cages and keep them close together so that they don’t fight for space but get to know each other. You have to remember that introduction between two chinchillas should be very gradual because they learn things through routine. Hence, when they see that there are other chinchillas along with them they will initially adapt with them and mutually share their food and space. If you planning on breeding chinchillas than make sure that cage is clean and neat because chinchillas prefer to remain and breed in clean places and they love hygiene. The pregnancy period takes around more than hundred days and during the period you will see that the overall appearance of the female chinchilla changes a lot. The abdomen and the nipples of female chinchillas will begin to swell after ninety days. Pet owners should avoid giving them dust baths because that could be harmful to the babies as they might inhale some of the dust and chemicals mixed with it. During the pregnancy make sure that you give healthy food to female chinchillas so that there are no problems like abortion. You need to ensure that the cage should be away from noise and pollution and stored near some cool place. Things You Should Know When Breeding Chinchillas

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