The Pastel Chinchilla is a combination of beige or golden chinchillas and pure black chinchillas. They have brown ears, brown appearance, and even the abdomen is brown. Because the Pastel Chinchilla have different shades of coat color, there are three different shades.
Appearance Characteristics of Pastel Chinchilla
The body color of the Pastel Chinchilla is quite special. In order to sell it better, there are many names for the Chinchilla, but they are usually named according to the color of the Pastel Chinchilla. Since the cartoon “My Neighbor Totoro” is based on silky mice, people now also affectionately call them My Neighbor Totoro.
This Chinchilla is a combination of beige or gold and pure black chinchilla. It has black or brownish red eyes, brown ears, brown appearance, and brown abdomen. The Pastel Chinchilla with two beige genes is lighter in color, more like beige or golden chinchillas, but due to the influence of the black genetic genes, the color of the abdomen will be the same as the body, not a white abdomen. It is used to distinguish brown and beige. Because the Pastel Chinchilla has different shades, the whole Totoro looks different. The darker one is called Tan, the middle color is called Brown, and the lighter color is Pastel.
Breeding Environment of Pastel Chinchilla
The breeding environment of Chinchilla can refer to the breeding environment of chinchillas. Because Pastel Chinchilla are docile and rarely bite, they have become people’s new favorites. However, because Pastel Chinchilla are intolerant to heat, special attention should be paid to heatstroke prevention and cooling in summer.
It lacks sweat glands and prefers a dry and cool environment. The suitable temperature is 2-30 degC, and the temperature is below zero, or above 30 degC is not suitable for its growth. Too much rain, humidity and cold wind are not good for the growth and development of Pastel Chinchilla. The indoor temperature should be around 14 degC, the minimum should not be lower than 0 degC, and the highest should not exceed 30 degC. The relative humidity of the room should be maintained at 50% to 60%. Open windows for ventilation before feeding each day. In the southern rainy season and winter, we must pay attention to moisture prevention. The weather in the north is cold, so we must do a good job of preventing cold and keeping warm, and we must pay special attention to keeping the cubs warm. In hot weather, ventilation and shading should be done well. If conditions permit, it is best to install cooling facilities and provide sufficient drinking water. Pastel Chinchilla likes to clean and love sand bathing, and the feeding equipment should be disinfected regularly. Sand bathing should be performed at least once a week, and each sand bathing time is 20-30 minutes to improve health. In addition, usually try to avoid disturbing and petting it as little as possible, try to avoid visits by outsiders, forbid cats, dogs and other animals to enter the house, and keep the cage quiet.
Feeding Points of Pastel Chinchilla
For the feeding of Pastel Chinchilla, please refer to the feeding points of chinchillas. When raising this kind of Chinchilla in captivity, pay attention that not any food can be given to them. So what is better for Pastel Chinchilla?
Pastel Chinchilla has a very long digestive tract and a well-developed cecum. Therefore, under artificial feeding conditions, it is usually fed with hay, grain and green fodder, or compound feed, including herbs, vegetables, wild vegetables, mulberry leaves, elm leaves, alfalfa, and grains Wait, cabbage and other vegetables with too much water content are not suitable for feeding. The adult feeding amount is about 25 grams per day, supplemented with hay and green fodder such as alfalfa, clover, barnyard grass, timothy, wild vegetables, plantain, dandelion, bitter vegetables, water celery, carrots, etc. It is good for growth and development, is fresh and juicy, has good palatability and can stimulate appetite.