Black Velvet Chinchilla, as a chinchilla, it has a very docile and likable character, and is full of curiosity about everything. The Black Velvet Chinchilla is a plateau animal and loves cleanliness and is not easy to get sick. The most admirable is himself I can take a bath in bath sand, and I can spend the weekend on my own without worrying about unaccompanied problems.
They account for five percent of all chinchillas. Black Velvet Chinchilla has a black appearance, black eyes and ears, the outer line of the forefoot is black, and the abdomen hair is white. Since the velvet black genetic gene cannot exist in the form of homozygous form, the velvet black genotype is a velvet black genetic gene plus a standard gray genetic gene.
Morphological Characteristics of Black Velvet Chinchilla
The Black Velvet Chinchilla is small and fat. As the name suggests, its hair is black. It looks like a rabbit from the head and a squirrel from the tail. What’s more outrageous is that many people mistake the chinchilla as a cat.
The Black Velvet Chinchilla has a pair of big bright eyes, a number of beards of varying lengths on the side of the nose, and a keen sense of touch. The ears are large, thin, blunt and round. The forelimbs are short, with five toes, the hind limbs are strong, with four toes, good at jumping. The silk has a black appearance, black eyes and ears, the outer line of the forefoot is black, and the hair on the abdomen is white. Since the black velvet genetic gene cannot exist in the form of homozygous form, the velvet black genotype is a velvet black genetic gene plus a standard gray genetic gene. Black Velvet Chinchilla has the densest fur in the world, with 40-60 hairs per pore, and as many as 80 in the United States, which has the best provenance (cats and dogs only have 1 to 3 hairs per pore), but so The soft and thick fur also brought a nightmare of almost extinction to Totoro.
Breeding Knowledge of Black Velvet Chinchilla
It is the same as other mice, its teeth are in a state of growth throughout the life. Don’t be surprised when you hear the quack when you are raising it, and the Black Velvet Chinchilla is an animal that likes to jump up and down very much. The height is more than half a meter, so installing a springboard in the cage can let the Black Velvet Chinchilla play and grind teeth, which is a good thing with two birds with one stone. And you can squat on it to rest.
If you have a large cage, consider placing a branch for the Black Velvet Chinchilla to climb and roost. But pay attention to the wood must be harmless to the Black Velvet Chinchilla. If it is a branch picked by yourself, it must be boiled in boiling water, disinfected and killed, and then exposed to the hot sun or dried in an oven.
The poop of the Black Velvet Chinchilla normally does not have any smell, but the urine is still a bit smelly, so it is necessary to put a cushion that can absorb urine in the cage. Generally, you can choose absorbent materials such as sawdust, cat litter, papyrus, etc. for cages with bottom partitions. But it is worth noting that although pine sawdust has a strong deodorizing effect, the substances contained in pine wood may cause Black Velvet Chinchilla asthma. Pine chips that have not been processed deeply are not suitable for this kind of Chinchilla.
The cage cannot be placed in a place directly exposed to solar energy. The living environment of the Black Velvet Chinchilla should maintain air circulation, but it should not be directly blown under the air conditioner or placed behind the wind, otherwise it will easily lead to uneven heating of the Black Velvet Chinchilla, resulting in colds and diarrhea. Don’t put Black Velvet Chinchilla in aisles, or places where other people often move around and disturb them. The cage must be attached to the wall on one or both sides and cannot be placed in the center of the house. But be careful not to cling to walls with wallpaper or wall panels, because the Black Velvet Chinchilla may bite and eat them. Try to put the Chinchilla cage on a chair or table so that it has a wider field of vision and can observe the surrounding environment. Do not put it directly on the ground. The main points of the Black Velvet Chinchilla living environment are: quiet, dark, high, dry, and ventilated.