- Chinchilla Sitting
- Pregnancy female chinchilla
- Preparing for the delivery of chinchilla
- Chinchilla delivery process
- Weight gain up to a year in chinchillas
- Inspection of a pregnant female chinchilla in late pregnancy.
You have decided to have two adult mixed-sex chinchillas and want them to live together as one married couple. Be careful with the first acquaintance – sitting down. Animals may not immediately accept each other. If you put one beast to another in a cage, then as a rule a conflict will immediately arise, because the owner of the cage considers their cage to be their territory and does not want to let a stranger into their territory.
It is best to introduce the animals to a short, safe distance first. You can plant them in two different cells and put the cells for a short time (for example, for a week) nearby, start bathing them in a common sand. Then put the chinchillas in a new cage unfamiliar to them and watch them carefully, the chinchilla will first be examined for an unfamiliar cage, and then they will begin to get acquainted, at this point you need to be on the lookout. Beasts can, as immediately tear apart, and after a short time.
If you managed to plant chinchillas in such an easy way, then this is good, if not, then you can put them in the carrier during the daytime and also observe that there would be no fights there. The space is small in carrying, chinchillas, as a rule, do not fight there. Some breeders calm down the instigators of the conflict when planting in different ways – cutting under the root of the vibro-aggressor’s roots (the mustache grows over time, but the chinchilla immediately after cutting the mustache feels vulnerable and usually ceases to conflict). You can still put the aggressor in the carrier and put the closed carrier for several hours in a cage to the intended partner. You can also rub your nose on the genitals of two partners. BUT, keep in mind that there are females and males which generally do not have the opportunity to plant with exactly the partner with whom you want. It happens that the female is affectionate and timid with this partner, and with another she is ready to tear it to shreds in a matter of minutes and no methods and tricks help. No need to plant chinchillas for mating once. These are not dogs. Chinchillas can live together for a year, and bring offspring only in the second year of cohabitation. Females become sexually mature at 6 months, males at 7-8 months. Recommended weight for planting chinchillas from 500 grams. Pregnancy lasts an average of 105-111 days. The ability to reproduce can persist from 8 to 12 years. To understand whether or not a female is possible by weight dynamics. In the second half of pregnancy, the female begins to actively gain weight, from 5 to 25 grams. In Week. From 1 to 3 puppies are born in the main, but sometimes even five puppies of the litter. Babies are born with open eyes, they immediately stand on their own feet. In the following sections, we will consider in more detail:
Pregnancy female chinchilla
Pregnancy chinchillas an average of 111 days, there is a deviation in both directions for several days.
1 to 4 puppies are born.
Chinchillas can produce offspring twice a year without harm to their own health.
It is impossible to give females three times to give birth – this is a very big load on her body.
In the second half of pregnancy, the female begins to gain weight steadily. Weight can be gained both uniformly and irregularly. In the week before the birth, it happens that the females begin to slightly lose weight.
The female’s nipples swell and become large, swollen and red just before the birth. You can either feel them by hand (gently running along the sides of the chinchilla) or easily see (for this you need to inflate the fur on the side of the chinchilla).
A chinchilla diet during pregnancy requires a large amount of hay consumption, but you should not forget about a balanced diet.
Preparing for the delivery of chinchilla
Before giving birth, the male must be removed from the female. Usually, breeders do this in advance, about a week before delivery. Sometimes the female herself begins to strongly drive the male, consider this a sign that the male should be put off, the female, as it were, makes it clear that the male is extra for the cages.
It is necessary to remove the house (or screw it) into the cells before childbirth so that the little chinchillas after childbirth could not climb into this house, and the mother of the chinchilla accidentally does not crush her children by the house.
It is best to lay a decent layer of sawdust on the floor of the cage.
The cells must be kept clean.
Chinchilla delivery process
As a rule, chinchillas independently cope with the birth of chinchillas, but still it is necessary to verify that everything went fine.
- CHILDBIRTH DOES NOT LAST FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS. That is, THE TIME BETWEEN THE APPEARANCE OF THE CHINCHILLES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 4 HOURS. IF THIS COMPLICATION AT CHILDBIRTH ALREADY GAINS AND THE HELP OF SPECIALISTS IS REQUIRED.
- FEMALINES NORMALLY INDEPENDENTLY PUTS OUT CHINCHILLES, BUT IT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILD JAMS IN THE BIRTHDAY. IN SUCH CASES THE HELP OF THE FEMALE IS NEEDED.
- FEMALE SHOULD QUIT THE FOLLOWING. FAMILIES EAT IT. IF THE FOLLOWING DID NOT GO OUT THIS IS BAD.
It is necessary to examine the female after childbirth:
- CAREFULLY TO FEEL BABIES. THE BABY SHOULD BE SOFT.
- THE FEMALE SHOULD NOT BE Sluggish; EAT SHOULD BE GOOD.
- WEIGHT AND THE COMING A FEW DAYS CHECK THE WEIGHT.
- ALLOCATIONS FOR THE NEXT DAY YOURSELF WON’T HAVE ANYONE, THE LOOP SHOULD CLOSE.
- CHECK CHILDREN, CHECK – DOES THE EYES BE OPEN.
- WEIGHT THE CHILDREN.
- CHILDREN SHOULD IMMEDIATELY MOVE INDEPENDENTLY, SHOULD NOT LIE.
Weight gain up to a year in chinchillas
Babies are born all with different weights, but ranges mainly from 38 grams to 60 grams.
The first few days of life, children may not even gain weight or even lose weight.
Then the weight starts to increase steadily every day for 1-3 grams to one month of life.
The older children become, the less weight gain occurs. They can already gain weight not daily, but irregularly, for example once a week.
The following weight by age is considered normal:
1 month – at least 100 grams
2 months – at least 200 grams
3 months – at least 300 grams
By six months, the beast should gain at least 500 grams. This is especially important for female chinchillas. Males are adults and 450 and 460 grams, for them it is not dangerous. And males may well begin to grow after a year, or even after two years of life. This has happened more than once.
Females weighing less than 500 grams should not be given birth.
Inspection of a pregnant female chinchilla in late pregnancy.
The female must be inspected occasionally.
In the later stages of pregnancy, the female should not be lifted by the tail, so that she would be cheerful with her head down.
You can not push the female on the stomach.
It is most convenient to take the female from above, grab the withers, but not crushing the neck.
Raise the female so that the female legs are not torn off the surface
Having inflated the fur on the female’s side, the nipples will be visible.
Big pink nipples suggest that females will soon give birth
Also, such large nipples feel very good to the touch.
You need to look from the side.
Having placed the female entirely on one arm and slightly raising the tail, one can examine the female’s loop.
There should not be any discharge.
If the loop is open, it means the female is about to give birth.
If the loop is open and the female does not give birth, then the female has some complications, then a professional approach is needed.
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