Feeding knowledge of pure white chinchillas


Pure white chinchillas, mainly distributed in the Andes Mountains of South America. The pure white chinchilla is a chinchilla that likes a dry, cool environment. Pure white chinchillas like nocturnal activities, do not like strong direct sunlight, and are docile and very timid.
Pure white chinchillas are pure white in color, and have the same habits and traits as chinchillas. Totoro has a very cute appearance and is very popular with humans. Pure white chinchillas are more valuable due to their unique coat color.
The pure white chinchilla weighs 400-500g for males/450-800g for females; body length is 20-25cm; tail length is 7-15cm. It is very similar in appearance to rabbits and squirrels. It has long tails and short tails. It is small and fat. It looks like a rabbit and has a tail like a squirrel. Chinchillas have large, bright eyes and many whiskers of varying lengths on the side of the nose, making them sensitive to touch. The pure white chinchilla's ears are large, thin, and round. The forelimbs are short, with 5 toes, and the hind legs are strong, with 4 toes, good at jumping.
Breeding environment of pure white chinchillas
The artificial breeding of pure white chinchillas needs to be considered from the habits. Because it is a nocturnal animal, it likes a cool and dry environment, so a breeding environment of 5-25 degrees Celsius is appropriate.
Pure white chinchillas need some room to stretch. If the cage is too small, it may make them feel stressed and nervous, and cause adverse symptoms (such as hair-biting). According to the data in the breeding guidelines of the Hong Kong Agriculture and Fisheries Department, the length and width of the cages raised are recommended to be 34 x 42 cm, the length and width of the cage for two cages are recommended to be 42 cm × 60 cm, and the length and width of more than three cages are recommended to be 52 × 70 cm. A cage, nor should they be kept in the same cage until they are sure they can live in harmony to prevent them from fighting for a "turf war".
In general, buying a bedroom dedicated to an all-white chinchilla is a necessary investment, especially for a new all-white chinchilla where a sheltered environment can make it feel more secure. There are two types of bedrooms on the market, wood and porcelain, each with its own merits. The wooden bedroom has a good thermal insulation effect in winter, is more natural and comfortable, and can also play the role of grinding teeth. Ceramic bedrooms come in many beautiful shapes that are prettier and easier to clean.
The pure white chinchilla is an animal that likes to jump up and down very much. Usually can jump to a height of more than half a meter. Install a springboard in the cage to allow pure white chinchillas to play and grind their teeth. Sometimes it can also squat on it to rest. If you have a large cage, consider placing a branch on which the pure white chinchillas can climb and perch. However, it should be noted that the wood must be harmless to pure white chinchillas. If the branches are picked by yourself, they should be boiled in boiling water, sterilized and killed, and then dried in the hot sun or in the oven.
The feces of pure white chinchillas do not have any odor under normal circumstances, but the urine is still a little smelly, so you need to put a pad in the cage that can absorb urine. Generally, cages with bottom partitions can choose absorbent materials such as sawdust, cat litter, and papyrus. But it is worth noting that although pine sawdust has a strong deodorizing effect, the substances contained in pine wood may cause asthma, and raw pine sawdust is not suitable for pure white chinchillas.
The limit temperature that pure white chinchillas can withstand is below 32 degrees, so pay attention to cooling in summer, their comfortable temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees. The cage of pure white chinchillas should not be placed in direct sunlight. The living environment of pure white chinchillas should maintain air circulation, but it cannot be placed directly under the air conditioner or behind the wind, otherwise it will easily lead to uneven heating of pure white chinchillas, causing colds, diarrhea, etc. Do not place pure white chinchillas in aisles, or where other people frequently disturb them.
The cage should be attached to one or both walls, not in the center of the room. But be careful not to stick to walls with wallpaper or wainscoting, as pure white chinchillas may bite and eat them. Try to place the cage on a chair or table to give it a wider field of view to observe its surroundings. Do not place directly on the ground.
The main points of the pure white chinchilla living environment are: quiet, dark, high, dry and ventilated.
What foods should be fed to pure white chinchillas in captivity
There are also certain taboos for raising pure white chinchillas, especially human food, try not to give pure white chinchillas to eat casually. Wild pure white chinchillas feed primarily on herbs, cacti, hay, and seeds.
Snacks such as melon seeds, peanuts, almonds, raisins, and preserved fruits are all pure white chinchillas like to eat. However, the diseases caused by these snacks are very numerous. For example, melon seeds and peanuts are rich in fat. The digestive system of pure white chinchillas has limited ability to digest and decompose fat, which can easily lead to slow intestinal peristalsis, constipation and even intestinal obstruction. And all kinds of dried fruits and dried fruits contain a lot of sugar, which can also cause the digestive system disorder of pure white chinchillas and cause diseases. Therefore, it is not recommended to choose this food for feeding pure white chinchillas.