The movie “My Neighbor Totoro” by Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese anime master, made us know this kind of honest and cute animal. Many people may not be very familiar with Standard Gray Chinchilla. In fact, Chinchilla, whose real name is South American Chinchilla, was changed to Totoro by Hong Kong people just because of the movie.
The Standard Gray Chinchilla is native to the plateaus of the Andes in South America. Totoro is called chinchilla or chinchilla in Chinese literature, also known as chinchilla. It is a literal translation of the Latin name Chinchilla. It is a prehistoric rodent. It has an average life span of eight to ten years, and the longest can be up to twenty years. It has a lively and active personality, likes to jump around, and is curious. Because the chinchilla is clean, gentle, easy to take care of and free of lice, It can be said to be an ideal pet for city dwellers.
Although both are rodents, there are many differences between Chinchillas and Hamsters. Hamsters are omnivorous and South American chinchillas are vegetarian, and their digestive systems are different. Hamsters have double ovulation tubes and South American chinchillas have single ovulation tubes, so hamsters (including hamsters) can give birth to a litter every 20 days, while South American chinchillas can only give birth to 1-2 litters per year and 1-2 litters each time. The only probability is 80%.
The average life span of Chinchilla is 8-10 years. Because of the vegetarian diet, Chinchilla’s excrement generally has no peculiar smell. South American chinchillas have tight hairs that do not breed parasites and love to be clean. If they accidentally mess up their hairs, they will squat there to tidy them for a long time. It doesn’t need you to bathe it, it has a special bath powder, and it will roll on its own to clean the whole body when it jumps in. The South American chinchilla has a very docile temperament, and its personality is as cute as a child. And the most amazing thing is that it actually has its own expression, you can even see it doing incredible and thinking.
Appearance Characteristics Standard Gray Chinchilla
Standard Gray Chinchillas and light black chinchillas are more difficult to distinguish, and the price of chinchillas will be different in the color of chinchillas. Only a clear understanding of the appearance characteristics of standard gray chinchillas can not be deceived by merchants with ulterior motives.
Observing the standard gray chinchilla carefully, you can find that the abdomen of the standard gray chinchilla is white, and some front paws will have foot lines, which are black, but the back two claws will not have foot lines. And the palm of the standard gray chinchilla is white. When viewed from the side, the abdomen of the standard gray chinchilla is very black and white.
The above are the special appearance characteristics of the standard gray chinchilla. Other chinchillas have five fingers, four toes, and twenty teeth, including four incisors and sixteen teeth. Its life span is eight to ten on average. Years, up to twenty years; lively, active, like jumping around, and full of curiosity, and other characteristics are no different from ordinary chinchillas.
Feeding Requirements of Standard Gray Chinchilla
Although there is a difference between standard gray chinchillas and hamsters, they still need to pay attention to the problem of teeth grinding, otherwise too long teeth will cause their diseases. Following will tell you what should not do when feeding the Standard Gray Chinchilla. And the importance of feeding hay to the Standard Gray Chinchilla.
Five “Don’t” When Feeding Standard Gray Chinchilla
- Do not buy food containing additives and preservatives from the supermarket, these things will bring unpredictable danger to the chinchilla.
- Don’t give this Chinchilla fresh vegetables and fruits. Foods with too high moisture will cause standard gray chinchillas to have diarrhea. Only apples can eat a small amount of fresh.
- Don’t feed cooked melon seeds to the Chinchilla. The melon seeds contain the linoleic acid required by standard gray chinchillas, which are good for the hair of Standard Gray Chinchilla, but the linoleum acid in cooked melon seeds has already been used up, and the cooked melon seeds that many people eat contain salt and additives. Salt can easily cause the chinchillas to shed hair. The additives are not suitable for the tshi chinchillas, so we have to feed the chinchillas raw sunflower seeds, 10 capsules per day is enough.
- Do not give the standard gray chinchillas soy beans. Soy beans eat into the stomach of the chinchillas and absorb a lot of water in the intestines. This will make the Chinchilla feel abdominal distension, which may cause intestinal obstruction and life-threatening.
- Do not feed peanuts to Standard Gray Chinchilla. Peanuts contain too much oil, which is not suitable for this cute Chinchilla.
The importance of feeding hay to the Chinchilla: Hay helps the Chinchilla grind their teeth, so if you don’t give the standard gray chinchillas hay, it is tantamount to letting the chinchillas commit suicide, you must feed the standard gray chinchillas hay! Especially the straw pole is definitely a good thing for teeth grinding! Do not say that it is absolutely wrong to indulge it because it does not like it! The chinchilla can also be prepared for molar teeth, such as molar stones, apple branches, etc. Of course, the chinchilla usually chews on springboards and wooden nests, and it will also play a role in grinding teeth.