As we already said, chinchillas are twilight animals and in nature they become active after sunset. But at home, they can be accustomed to any mode, to whom it is convenient. If you are at work during the day and nobody is home, then the chinchilla is sleeping at this time, but when you come home, the animal will immediately come to life and if you do not pay attention to it, then it will continue to sleep. And when you already want to sleep. he will begin to play, jump, make noise, attract attention, etc.
Therefore, from the very beginning it is necessary to establish for him the regime of walks and wakefulness at a time convenient for you. To do this, you just need to talk to the animal, as soon as you come home from work and if it continues to sleep, then wake it up: open the cage, stroke it, scratch behind the ear, sides, tummy, tell him a couple of kind words. pay attention. Then he will wake up. Turn on the TV so that he is not bored and can do his own thing. And when you get rid of household chores and sit down by the TV yourself and can watch it, then let it out for a walk. Set the duration of the walk yourself. it should be at least 30 minutes, because they can only actively move, play, run and ride for about 30 minutes, then they begin to look for a secluded place for respite to restore pulse and breathing, and this can also last 20-30 minutes. Therefore, for relaxation, he can choose a place where he can not get it. And if at this time no one will try to get him, then as soon as he rests, he will go out and run again, flirt with the owners, jump to your knees, and even run along the walls and heads. The animal can choose a place to rest in its cage, unless you close it immediately after it. In this case, he will not be afraid that they will not let him out anymore, and will calmly run into a cage to drink, go to the toilet and rest, so that he can freely leave again later.
If you want to accustom the chinchilla to your hands, then during the walk the animal, when it will already attract your attention, jumping to your lap, you can hold the animal with your hands and strok it a little and scratch it behind the ear, it will like it, only first not for long, when he starts to break out. let him go, then he will not be afraid of your hands, and next time it will last longer, etc. After some time, he himself will run up to your hands and ask you to stroke and scratch him.
Of course, chinchillas are great pranks, very smart and cunning, and each animal with its own character, like people. They can both rejoice when they praise them, and be offended when they scold them, and pretend in all sorts of ways when they want to get what they want or beg for something, just like children. Therefore, they need to be raised as children, just do not pamper, otherwise it will be instant "sit on your head". Here the approach is needed: somewhere strictly threaten, somewhere to praise. They are very responsive to intonation in the voice and understand everything, you will see for yourself. And if you find the right approach, then the animal will love and respect you.
Chinchillas. they are rodents, and they have 20 teeth in their mouths: 4 front incisors and 16 throat molars, which tend to grow constantly, so they need to nibble something to grind their teeth. To do this, in addition to mineral pebbles, it is advisable to put a pine block in the cage, and he will be happy to do the job and eventually create some kind of it "masterpiece", he will make him either a carrot, or a ball, or something else interesting, since they really like to smooth out sharp corners. And they really like to gnaw paper and cardboard. Therefore, if you put everything that he can gnaw into his cage, then he will not be very interested in furniture and wires outside the cage. But still it is possible that he can gnaw something outside the cage if you leave him for a long time without attention. Only, please, do not react very violently if the animal begins to try something for a tooth. Pretend that you do not care, and then you will not draw his attention to this subject. And if you start to drive him away and shout to him that this should not be done, then first he will move away, but next time, only to attract your attention he will first run to this place and will deliberately and consciously continue to nibble. And in this case, you will have to try to shift his attention to something else, to something that can be chewed on.
If you do not have time to constantly watch the chinchilla during a walk, and you are afraid that he will gnaw something or climb somewhere, then just buy him a walking ball in which he will perfectly move around the apartment. Then it’s sure that it won’t climb anywhere and eat nothing, but it will spend time actively and will sleep at night.
WALKS IN THE STREET
So, if you want the animal to go into the cage after a walk around the house, then you should pour the food into the trough only after the walk, and as much as it eats before the next walk, and then the hungry animal will immediately run into the cage to eat Only it is advisable to do this at the same time, then he will get used to the regime and observe it. And if he runs enough in the evening, then he will sleep all night.
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