Keeping Pairs Males are normally better for pairing together as pets. Chinchilla lifespan as long as they have their own space, their own house to sleep in or get away from the their chin, to have their own chinchilla lifespan. even if you see that they are always by each other side. Still keep 2 or 3 house in their cage. You can use hammocks or tunnels with the houses. Females can go into pairs but they are more territorial and need more space for them selfs. though it can be done. Remember Chins do better in pairs. Its always best, to do this when they are young, and the best time is when you get a chinchilla, get both at the same time. When a chinchilla gets older they get set in their ways and it may harder or impossible to put another chinchilla with them. Plus its a process to put them together. You have to slowly, put them together. By putting their cages side by side for a couple weeks, then slowly introduce them in a very small area, and watch them very closely, make sure no fur is flying or biting where you see blood, if you do see this, put them back in their own cages and try again in a couple days.
Chinchilla lifespan if all goes well, clean the cage that you will be using for the both of them. From top to bottom. with vinegar, all wood, spray down and let sit for at least 10 to 15 mins the rinse clean, the same with all wire and pan, then rinse very well and put new bedding in, or you can replace all wood with new wood. So all the smell is gone and its neutral to both chinchillas. put them both in the cage and watch and see how it goes, if they are doing good, Great! still keep a close eye on them. if fighting starts take out the old chin and put him in the other cage, and try again the next day. I have found that taking out the old chin works better. What I have found that works really good, is bring your old chin with you to pick up the new chin, and the ride home will help them bond to each other, but only do this if you get them from the same breeder. and do the same with the cage, so the smell of the cage is neutral. Should you get your chin from another breeder or pet store. Chinchilla lifespan you need to quarantine the new chinchilla for at least 4 weeks, just in case they are sick or carrying something. You need to keep the new chinchilla in a different room. After the 4 weeks if your new chinchillas is showing no signs of being sick. Then you can start working them together.
Never use Cedar, the fumes are to Strong and toxic for chinchilla lifespan. Plus the oil is harmful, it contains a substance called Phenols. Pine or Aspen shavings work well, it needs to say that it is Kiln Dried (KD) the same for wood in their cages. Try to get coarse cut bedding, to fine of shavings can cause breathing problems. Bedding should be changed weekly, you can scoop out the are where they pee daily or so. I use a product called Sweet PDZ that really keeps the urine smell down. (I all so sell this). I really don’t recommend Carefresh either since the chinchillas will chew on this and it is made of recycled paper and can get lodged in their digestive track.
Treats should be limited for chinchilla lifespan, I give dried Cranberry, Blueberry, Bing Cherry’s, I only give these about every 2 weeks. Rose hips, some herbs, once a week, Shredded (No Frosting), Wood pieces,. To many Treats can upset the digestive track, they may not want to eat their feed, and could cause fatty liver, Vets are seeing this more with chinchillas, do to pet people loving their chin to death. The fat builds up on their livers, and cause many problems, signs are water eyes, Respiratory problem, not eating, dehydration, and then causing the death of your Chinchillas. Most people wont even realize this unless they have a narcolepsy done on their chin to see why they have passed, they may just think they have a cold or phenomena, or teeth. And they get the wrong treatment for chinchilla lifespan.
This a Teeth problem that chins could have, its not common, but it does happen. Its where the teeth are not wearing down properly and their teeth are growing in to their sinus and lower jaw, this is very painful. Signs are watery eyes, drooling from the month, not eating, little pieces of feed left behind (though this is not always a sign, I have chins that will pick up a piece of food, smell it take a bite and then drop it) weight lose. Sometimes this is past down from family, or poor diet. If you see any signs of this, take your chinchilla to the Vet.
Cause that lead to teeth problems: # 1 being the most working down to 6. Heredity
Improper Baby Care
Diet for chinchilla lifespan:
It is important to keep you Chin on a maintained well balanced diet, Good quality Feed, Hay, Water. proper nutrient of A, D plus Calcium and trace minerals, but its important to have this in the proper amounts. Some Breeders and Ranchers, will supplement their Chins with grains, and Vitamins that contain these property’s. You always want your chin(s) have a nice yellow to dark orange yellow front teeth, if your chins teeth get very light yellow or white, they are have a Calcium, A, D, Mineral defiance, Some people will give Tums, or Calcium supplement. Cut out a lot of treats, no more than 2 times a week of a a soft treat for chinchilla lifespan, like dried cranberries. I dont give Raisins, do to they are very high in sugar. It will stick to their teeth and my cause cavities.
This may be cause by a fall from your hands, cage door, being on furniture thats to high, and hitting, their month on the floor. Or getting their teeth caught in the wire of cage for chinchilla lifespan. When you are holding your chin, make sure you have a good grip on the base of their tail so they cant up out of your arms, when having the cage door open make sure you are right there with your chin if the cage is up high. Always keep a good eye on your chin when they are running about for free time, so they don’t chew on things that they should’nt or get up on furniture and jump off and hit their months.
Chinchillas teeth are always growing for chinchilla lifespan, they can grow form 8 to 12 inches a year. When a chin is sick and they are not eating or chewing on items. the teeth will continue to grow, and even make more difficult for your chin to eat. It does take time for this to happen. Check your chins front often, to make sure they are not over growing for chinchilla lifespan, though its very hard to check the back teeth, and a vet can only do this.
Teeth Problems (Malocclusion), is very painful, the bottom molars well grow into the bottom jaw, the top will grow into the upper jaw and sinus, eye socket, brain for chinchilla lifespan. If you have a chin that is having teeth problems, its a very sad heart breaking and very expensive to have their teeth grind down, you must have this done about every 3 to 4 weeks, its very painful for chin to have this done. Its a important decision that you need to make, in either keep your chin alive in pain, or putting them to sleep and putting them out of pain, You may love your chin very much, but remember this very painful on chins, think when you have a tooth ache or sinus head ache and times that by 100.
Signs of teeth Problems: Color, Weepy eyes, Fur in teeth, Spaces between teeth, Chin is getting thin and Slobbering, wet paws, their fur looking really ragged, and the chin not eating well.
Illness and signs for chinchilla lifespan:
Enteritis – Loss of appetite, Teeth grinding ( sign of being in Pain), bloat, diarrhea, lethargy (not moving)
Pasteurella - Sneezing, may have some nasal discharge, (clear, white, green), eye discharge (clear, white, green), respiratory problems.
Liver – Weight loss, hunchback, very dark urine, almost brown,. ( this can be caused by improper diet, to many treats)
Giardia – Bad smelling diarrhea, Large wet poops that are covered in mucous, decreased activity, increased appetite,
Coccidiosis – Diarrhea, increased appetite, with weight loss, lethargy, dehydration,
Cryptosporidia - blood in poops, diarrhea, weight loss.
All of these can be prevented for chinchilla lifespan, by clean environment that your chinchilla lives in, clean bedding, clean house’s, shelfs, wall of the cage,. Keep your hand sanitized, any one else touching your chin should have clean hands. Feed should be kept in a clean container, hay should be kept dry clean, bug and rodent free, water bottles should be cleaned at least 3 times a weeks, and at least once a week cleaned with Bleach water, (rinse completely clean of bleach), feeder and bowls, should be cleaned the same way at least once a week for chinchilla lifespan. If your chinchilla comes down with any type of illness, take the cage out side, and spray down with 40% bleach to water, Lysol concentrate ( its a dark red color) 30% Lysol to water. Spray on and let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse throughly. The same with feeder or water bottles.
Use only Purified water, or bottle water for chinchilla lifespan. Well and city water can contain many unlikeable things in it, pesticides, fluoride, Parasites, ecol, lead, copper, mercury, cryptosporidium, Giardia, asbestos, benzene, and many other chemicals in the water.
Items to have on Hand for chinchilla lifespan:
Keep a written or mental diary on your chinchilla for chinchilla lifespan. I do this with all my chins, even the baby’s, so when you do see something change or not normal for your chin, you will know to watch them to see if they are coming down with a illness, digestive, teeth, and so forth. (Chinchillas are very good at hiding illness, so its best to nip it in the bud when you first notice something going on). Critical Care – you can get this at your Vets for chinchilla lifespan, this is used when your Chin is not eating and sick, you mix with water or Cranberry juice or honey and water. If your chin is sick or not eating, give 3 cc or mls, in a syringe every 2 to 3 hours. You can all so grind up my Health Mix to a fine powder and mix the same as Critical Care. Dyne – this is a high fat care. You can give with Critical Care, or in water, or juice or straight up. You would use a syringe for chinchilla lifespan. when your chin is loosing weight, give 1 teaspoon 2 times a day, or put 1 tablespoon in 8 oz of water. You can get this at chinchilla lifespan.
Syringes- you can also get these at Jeffie’s livestock or Tractor Supply, get the ones that have a tip at the end. Not the ones with a hub,.
Probiotics- (Acidophilus) this maintains the good flora in your chins digestive track. give 1/2 teaspoon once a week on a normal basics, when sick or on meds, give 1/8 teaspoon daily, when giving meds, and 1 week after meds.
Fugues Powder – you can use Tinactin or Destine Foot powder, use 1 teaspoon, every pound of dust bath. year around.
Kao-Pectin – for Diarrhea, you can get this at any pet store.
Activated Charcoal- you can get this from a health food store. some chins will eat this start up, this helps with Diarrhea, and toxins in the system
Betadine and or Peroxide – to clean cuts.
Saline – to wash wounds and eyes.
Triple Antibiotic Ointment – for cuts or scraps.
Bag Balm – use for nursing moms, when nipples are sore and red. Rub on 2 times a day. Use on dry feet.
Rhue Fennel – This is used for eye discharge. you can get this at the Health Food stores, 3 drops in 2 tablespoons of Distilled water, mix and use a dropper. 2 drops in eyes, 3 times a day, for 3 days then 2 times a day for 4 days, then 1 times a day for 1 week, even if their eyes look better, continue the drops.
They are normally small longer than round for chinchilla lifespan. Soft like a sponge. They wont smash when stepped on and Lots, Lots of Them. If you notice that dropping are getting wet or when stepped on they smash, take away all feed, give lost of hay and water, Give shredded Wheat (no frosting) or very Brunt toast, 3 times a day for 2 to 3 days or until it clears up. Plus give Acidophilus, This will put the good Flora back in to their Gut. You can get this at a Health food store, it comes in Powder or wafer form. If you give the powder, give 1/4 teaspoon, every day for 4 days. For chinchilla lifespan you can put this on the toast or shredded wheat. If this continues for many days, call your vet and have them test the drooping for any bacteria growing which could be Giardia or Coccidia these are types of Parasites, the Vet will have to do a poop test to see if there is any Parasites. If there is, your Chinchilla will have to go on Medications to treat this. Make sure your chinchilla is getting plenty of fluids, you can use a electrolyte mix that you can get from a Grain and Feed store, Tractor Supplies. or you can try Pedilyte, I have found that the Electrolyte mixes work the best. they come in a little packet and you would mix 1 teaspoon to 8 oz Purified water, change every other day. Give your chin plenty of hay to eat for chinchilla lifespan. Take way all feed, For a couple days, and just feed hay, this will get the fiber back in to their system. Any time that your Chinchilla is on medications, give Acidophilus, to keep and put back the good flora in their digestive system.
If you notice very hard and small poops, increase hay, fiber, water, with Electrolyte in it for chinchilla lifespan. Give about 1 teaspoon of flax seed with 1 teaspoon of Psyllium Seed Husk ( you can get this from the health food store) it comes in a herb form. 1/2 teaspoon of Peppermint leafs, mix these together and give 1/2 teaspoon 2 times a day, for 2 days, place in a feed dish or right on the wood shelf. If they don’t go back to normal with in a couple days or your chin stops pooping, take them to the Vet they may have blockage, they will have to do a X-ray to see this for chinchilla lifespan. Do not wait or put off if your chin stops pooping, when you notice this get them right to the vet, once your chin stops pooping, their digestive systems will start to shut down, and once a chinchillas systems shuts down sometimes its hard to get it going again, and they will start to get a blockage of poop or increase the blockage if there is one. Your chin will start to get Bloat, this is very dangerous to your chinchilla, and sadly to say its a very good chance your chinchilla will pass away from this. Signs of Bloats, is not eating, drinking, stretching with their back feet out behind them almost like dragging them, dragging their belly, grinding their teeth, (this is sign of dealing with pain), and you will notice that they will start to look like a ball shape, and that is a very dangerous sign when you see them looking like a ball. This means that all the fluid and fecal matter is building up and starting to ferment in them, and at this point death is a 90% possibility. So its very important that if your chins poop doesn’t go back to normal with in a couple days or your chin stops pooping, get them to the Vet Immedityly….