How to take care of mother and Kitty

       At the moment of new life, both the mother and the owner should be very happy. However, it is the weakest time for the baby just after delivery, and so is the kitten. At this time, it needs the careful care of the owner. For the novice owner, it is easy to cause confusion. So, the following is a brief description of how to take care of the mother and the kitten. Just after the birth of chinchilla and kittens will be particularly vulnerable, need special patient care of the owner. First of all, after the birth of the baby dragonfly, the owner should prepare a comfortable and warm living environment for it and hemp. Then timely observe whether the kitten’s fur is completely dry, if it has been dry, it means that the kitten is very healthy. If the fur hasn’t dried for a long time, and baby chinchilla is making noises, then the owner should keep warm and adjust the ambient temperature to a higher level. After childbirth, the owner must let the cat alone with the baby, because the longmao Baba will cause varying degrees of influence and damage to the whole process of breast-feeding, they will be expelled by the furious mother and scurry around in the rat cage, so it is easy to hurt the young kitten. For the comfort of the entire chinchilla family, we must raise them separately before the birth just like the male and female. In addition, the kitten will become naughty and lively after opening his eyes. They gnaw at the cage and even get out of the cage. Therefore, ordinary rat cages can’t hold young kittens. The owner needs to prepare a more compact cage to prevent the kitten from escaping. Then all the toys and springboards in the cage are removed to prevent the kitten from being naughty and hurt. In the first few days of birth, the owner also needs to carry on the necessary supplementary feeding. Because, many chinchilla babies will have different degrees of weight loss in one or two days after birth, which is mainly due to the fact that it takes a process for the mother of chinchilla to milk, and then supplementary feeding is needed. Generally, under normal circumstances, artificial supplementary feeding should be carried out in 3-4 days. When the weight of the kitten stops falling, it means that it has eaten the mother’s milk, so it does not need to be assisted feeding at this time. However, if there are more than 2 chinchillas in one litter or the female is old and weak, the owner should make a decision to carry out artificial supplementary feeding to ensure the health of the baby and the numbness of the chinchilla.

What problems should children pay attention to when raising chinchilla

       Keeping pets is actually a good thing for children, because they can learn a lot in the process of raising pets. Pet raising can not only cultivate their love, but also stimulate their sense of responsibility. These benefits are self-evident, but there is a problem that we must consider is whether the children can raise their pets well. Because the children are lack of knowledge in all aspects, keeping pets has become a big problem.

       Although pet rearing can bring happiness to children, and can even treat some diseases that cannot be solved by drugs, these are the benefits to people. But for chinchillas, if you can’t get the right and good breeding, then it’s a nightmare for them.

       Generally speaking, it is not suitable to keep pets for children who are too young. Because at this age, the amount of knowledge and common sense of children is not very rich, so it is basically impossible to keep pets well. Therefore, children before 10 years old are not very recommended to keep chinchillas.

       Many parents want their children to have pets and cultivate love. This is a very correct idea. Science has proved that people who can’t get along well with animals will have mental disorders. But love alone is not enough. Parents need to teach their children the right way to raise their pets so that their pets can grow healthily, which will give them a sense of accomplishment and confidence. Therefore, parents should spend more time to learn how to raise pets, so as to teach their children how to deal with the problems in raising properly.

       Another reason why it’s not suitable for young children to keep chinchillas is how to deal with them if they die. This is a common and serious problem. It is impossible for us to say to our children that “if we die, we will buy another one”. Such education is undoubtedly wrong. When we say this, we may not be able to predict whether children will have the concept of money = life at this time. Moreover, for their favorite pets, they still don’t know what death means and how to deal with the dead animals, resulting in fear of death. If chinchilla dies in the process of raising children, we can take the children to bury their pets and let them down with some white lies.

       If children really want to raise chinchillas, then parents should give them some help in raising them, and tell them how to raise them correctly and how to make them grow healthily. Some children are mischievous, and the attack is not heavy. If the chinchilla does not follow their will, they are likely to lose their temper and beat chinchilla. In return, the result is that chinchilla is afraid of the child or the cat bites the child.

       Therefore, if you want to let your children keep chinchillas, you should first pay attention to the age group. If the children are too young, they are not particularly suitable for raising chinchillas. In addition, parents must teach their children the correct breeding methods and should teach them to be tolerant of chinchillas. After all, pets can’t understand what we are talking about, so they can’t do things according to our wishes. Don’t use violence against chinchilla at will because of this. It will never be good to raise them. Parents need to teach them how to treat them correctly.

Precautions for post natal chinchilla

       It is necessary for the owner to be happy when the baby is born. The owner should not be flustered at the moment when the new baby arrives. It is not good for the owner to be in a hurry. After delivery, he should not only take care of the little kitten, but also take care of the mother. The following introduction is about the matters needing attention after the birth of chinchilla, which is certainly helpful for novice owners.

       Then talk about lactation care. In addition to the above prenatal precautions mentioned in the removal of pedals and remove the bottom net, but also pay attention to: during the period of production of female cats because of reduced exercise, it is easy to have constipation, so the lactation period can adopt the method of food and grass mixed feeding.

       What’s more, we should keep male and female chinchillas separately in time. Female chinchillas will ovulate again within 24 hours after birth. At this time, if the male Dragonfly rides, the female will be pregnant again. We call it blood matching, which is very harmful to the health of female kittens.

       For inexperienced breeders, the easiest way to keep a kitten healthy after birth is to weigh the kitten every day. If the kitten does not gain weight or only grows 1 g to 3 G, it will be an accident that it has drunk the mother’s milk. If the kitten’s weight drops, it must be noticed by the owner. At this time, it indicates that the kitten does not drink milk and needs artificial feeding. However, if one or two of them are born in one litter, the female cats will take care of themselves. However, when they give birth to three or four cats, they will give up the weak kittens by virtue of the animal instinct and “ignore” them. At this time, they need artificial feeding.

       The method of artificial feeding is to put the cat around the mother in turn, and put the kitten alone in other cages at other times, so as to ensure that each cat can get milk; the time is two hours in turn. You can also put some full fat sweet milk powder in the bowl and let them feed themselves.

       And kittens will be curious about “free movement” when they grow up. They will get out of the cage and explore outside. Even if you are using the standard cage as a nursery cage, don’t take it lightly. You should enclose the cage with metal mesh. When enclosing, you should pay attention to the gap between the metal mesh and the cage wall, and the kitten will fall into this gap. On the other hand, when you wrap your cage, you should use your hands to touch the inside of the cage several times to make sure it won’t hit them!

       Finally, we need to pay attention to: the female cat should resume bathing 7 days after birth, because there are secretions discharged from the genitalia after childbirth. It is easy to pollute the body by bathing too early. Kitten sand bath to let its natural learning can, generally in 20-30 days and the female cat with the bath.

       The kitten’s lactation period is about 2 months, so it’s better to keep the mother cat and the kitten together for two to three months. If you want to transfer the kitten, please start the transfer after three months. This will also ensure the kitten’s health and independence.

       After the kitten leaves the female cat, do not rush to put the female cat next to the male cat. Let the female cat rest for a period of time, which can be a month. When they put it back, they would have some fights.

How to choose high quality chinchilla

       The shape and rabbit is very similar to the dragon cat, the body is not big, chubby appearance is very pleasing. In recent years, many people have paid attention to it, and more and more people have raised it. When you decide to raise a chinchilla, do you know how to select a good quality chinchilla? The following information is compiled for reference by the owners who plan to raise chinchillas.

       1. The shape is short and round, and the hair has no defect. The eyes are bright and vivid, without eye dirt. The nose breathes smoothly without nasal mucus. Feces should be very hard oblong, dark brown particles. The teeth are yellow and flat. Hold the tail of the chinchilla with the right hand, put it on the left arm, blow to the back of the chinchilla. It is better to not see the skin after the hair is scattered. Otherwise, it indicates that the strain is not good.

       2. Suitable breeding age: 4 months to 6 months. There are also some pet traders selling 2-3 months old chinchillas on the market. It is very dangerous to do so, because during this period, the chinchillas should live with their mothers for a period of time, leaving their mothers prematurely, resulting in high disease and mortality.

       3. Gender: during the breeding period, females are more irritable than males and have no difference in daily life. However, females have the ability to reproduce, so the price will be higher than males.

Teach you how to choose chinchilla

       Chinchilla is a new type of pet, and its breeding rate is not very high in China. Therefore, many people don’t know much about chinchilla, especially novices. So if you plan to raise a chinchilla, you should first choose the way to buy it. It is suggested to go to the pet store or make a face-to-face transaction with the private transferor. It is not advisable to buy in different places according to the pictures, so as to avoid being cheated. Now let’s tell you some of the selected points.

       Longmao is similar to the traditional Chinese medicine’s “look, smell, ask, and touch”

       The view here is to see the appearance. The body is symmetrical and the limbs are favorable. The hair is neat and without defect. Pay special attention to it. If there are pieces of hair falling off (or half cut), never buy it. The eyes should be bright and clear without eye dirt, and the eyes should be black and bright without attachments. The nose is clean without secretions. The incisors should be neat, yellow or beige. Stool should be long oval, relatively hard, flat appearance, dark brown color, no obvious odor. There was no contamination on the hair outside the anus.

       Smell: breath should be gentle, no obvious wheezing phenomenon.

       Q: we should carefully ask what kind of food the seller used to give (especially snacks). Chinchilla, who often gives snacks, is not recommended to buy, and is prone to picky eating and digestive system diseases.

       Qie: caressing a chinchilla with your hand can have several performances. One is to let someone touch it. This kind of chinchilla is easy to get close to; the other is to run away in panic, which means that he is nervous and timid to strangers and does not affect the purchase; the third is to shout and stand upright and face people even to spray urine, which is not recommended to buy and has a bad temper.

       In addition, attention should be paid to the selection of age and gender.

       Age: the suitable breeding age is 3-6 months. It is not recommended to buy chinchilla under 2 months old. It is easy to have health problems and high mortality rate if you leave the cat prematurely.

       Gender: relatively speaking, males have better temperaments than females, and females are more likely to be nervous and irritable during the breeding season. If you don’t plan to breed, you’d better buy male chinchilla. Buy a pair of chinchillas. If the female does not reach the age of 8 months, it is necessary to raise them in separate cages. Premature pregnancy may lead to dystocia.

How to take care of mother and Kitty

       Just after the birth of chinchilla and kittens will be particularly vulnerable, need special patient care of the owner. First of all, after the birth of the baby dragonfly, the owner should prepare a comfortable and warm living environment for it and hemp. Then timely observe whether the kitten’s fur is completely dry, if it has been dry, it means that the kitten is very healthy. If the fur hasn’t been dry for a long time, and baby chinchilla is making noises, then the owner should keep warm and adjust the ambient temperature to a higher level. After childbirth, the owner must let the cat alone with the baby, because the longmao Baba will cause varying degrees of influence and damage to the whole process of breast-feeding, they will be expelled by the furious mother and scurry around in the rat cage, so it is easy to hurt the young kitten. For the comfort of the entire chinchilla family, we must raise them separately before the birth just like the male and female. In addition, the kitten will become naughty and lively after opening his eyes. They gnaw at the cage and even get out of the cage. Therefore, ordinary rat cages can’t hold young kittens. The owner needs to prepare a more compact cage to prevent the kitten from escaping. Then all the toys and springboards in the cage are removed to prevent the kitten from being naughty and hurt. In the first few days of birth, the owner also needs to carry on the necessary supplementary feeding. Because, many chinchilla babies will have different degrees of weight loss in one or two days after birth, which is mainly due to the fact that it takes a process for the mother of chinchilla to milk, and then supplementary feeding is needed. Generally, under normal circumstances, artificial supplementary feeding should be carried out in 3-4 days. When the weight of the kitten stops falling, it means that it has eaten the mother’s milk, so it does not need to be assisted feeding at this time. However, if there are more than 2 chinchillas in one litter or the female is old and weak, the owner should make a decision to carry out artificial supplementary feeding to ensure the health of the baby and the numbness of the chinchilla.

What are the lethal gene combinations of chinchilla

       Although there are many kinds of chinchilla colors, caution is needed to be taken into account in breeding. Not all the color of the chinchilla can mate with each other. Some specific colors of chinchilla once mating breeding, the death rate will be very high, female and fetus will be life-threatening, this is known as the lethal gene collocation. So, which genes could be lethal when combined?

       Velvet and velvet in chinchilla gene

       Two chinchillas with velvet genes are advised not to breed. Generally, the colors of chinchilla that belong to velvet gene are velvet black, velvet pink white, velvet silver spot, velvet purple gray, velvet coffee. Please do not mate and breed with each other. It is a lethal combination.

       2. White and white in chinchilla

       Two chinchillas with white genes are advised not to breed. Generally, the color of chinchilla that belongs to white gene is silver spot, pink white, velvet pink white, velvet silver spot and gold spot. Please do not mate and breed with each other. It is a lethal combination.

       3. Chinchilla with silver spots or velvet spots

       If the color is silver spot or velvet silver spot, it is often difficult to distinguish which gene combination it is from their appearance, because after several times of reproduction, a chinchilla may have a mixed color composed of concentrated monochromatic genes, which requires us to know the parents of this chinchilla, and sometimes even the colors of its grandparents.

       Do not think that the probability of death is relatively low, there is a fluke mentality. This is because the lethal gene combination is likely to cause stillbirth in the female chinchilla, especially when the female has given birth to one or two kittens, the stillbirth appears in her body. However, we do not know that the female chinchilla is just weak after birth, which is enough to kill the female chinchilla. And it is very likely that early abortion, or other abnormalities in pregnancy, not only the fetus is not protected, the female dragon cat will also be fatally at risk. Even if it happens that this production is safe, who can guarantee that there will be no danger next time?

       Therefore, we should first understand their genes when pairing chinchillas, especially those that need two or more genes of different colors to breed, such as coffee or powdery white. We need to split the gene into monochromatic genes and match them according to the type of monochromatic genes their parents or grandparents are.