First aid for baby chinchilla
If a pet as small as a kitten can be rescued or cured in time in case of an accident or some sudden illness, the chance of survival or recovery is much greater than that of taking it to the veterinarian’s office when you don’t know when. So it’s better for the owners to have first aid knowledge.
1. Broken bones
Usually the place where the bone is broken is the hind leg, and ten of the reasons are due to falling from a height or getting stuck in the middle of the wire mesh. You’ll find that it’s beating on one leg while the other is shrinking, and even bleeding when it’s complicated. (sometimes to confirm whether a fracture occurs, X-ray should be taken from a veterinarian).
First of all, we need to isolate the injured kitten in a cage with [field] rather than iron shading. If the fracture is exposed, we will put a neck cover on it to prevent it from biting its own bone. Then we will send it to the veterinarian. Depending on the degree of fracture, there are few cases that can be cured. Sometimes, the whole leg has to be removed. Therefore, in addition to avoiding jumping from high places, we should also pay attention to the size of the net at the bottom of the cage. At ordinary times, giving more calcium containing molars or vitamine water can also strengthen their bones.
2. Broken teeth
It is usually caused by falling from a height. If only one of the incisors is broken, the sharp broken teeth can be flattened with nail clippers or nail files, but if more than one incisor is broken, the teeth should be cut into symmetry. In the meantime, the grain should be ground and added with water to make a paste for it to eat until the teeth grow back to normal length. During this period, if you find that the direction of tooth growth is different, you should take it to the veterinarian regularly for correction. In order to avoid becoming “wolf teeth” (that is, teeth roll to the left or right or back and grow continuously) and can not eat.
In the early stage, if the baby can’t adapt to the mushy food or feel depressed and refuse to eat, honey or glucose can be mixed into the food to increase their appetite.
Every summer, the author painstakingly reminds the breeders to be careful of the hot weather to avoid sunstroke. Kittens can never be exposed to the sun for more than ten minutes. Imagine you put on a piece of fur and bask in the sun. Human beings can’t stand it. Besides, the chinchilla has no sweat glands and doesn’t know how to dissipate heat. Therefore, the breeder should be careful!
Don’t think that if you turn on the air conditioner, you can expose them to the sun. In fact, you can also kill the kitten. I’ve heard many people leave the baby in the car, forget to block the sun, and turn around and heat it to death.
When the indoor temperature is more than 30 degrees and the air is short of circulation, the kittens will have a chance of heatstroke. Slight heatstroke, chinchilla will lack appetite, lie on the side to breathe hard, ears will turn red and hot. If it is detected as soon as possible, the temperature should be lowered in real time, and the body should be smeared with frozen water or alcohol. If the situation is improved, a little salt can be added to let it drink a few drops. If the heat stroke of the kitten is close to shock, the whole kitten should be immersed in water to let its temperature drop as soon as possible.
Pets are also emotional, especially when a new couple is put together by the breeders. Sometimes, a fierce fight will occur between the two. In general, for minor trauma, you should first cut the hair near the injured part, and then clean the wound with mild water or soap, and then apply anti-inflammatory ointment. Antibiotics are more necessary in severe cases.
5. Foreign body in eyes
Usually, when a new cage is bought back, there are iron chips or sawdust left, which makes it easy to fly into the eyes of the dragon cat. If the foreign body is still in the eyes of the kitten, a veterinarian should be asked to remove it. But if you only see its eyes in dribble, or eye swelling, it should be given anti-inflammatory eye drops, twice a day until cured.
Don’t treat fungus as a foreign body. The fungus enters the eye is one kind of skin disease, around the eye also can begin to depilate and shed eye water, and then gradually spread. At this time, antibacterial eye drops should be used instead of ordinary anti-inflammatory eye drops.
Although such a thing did not happen, I still feel sorry and sad. Do I think it is related to the diet in peacetime? I also have a chinchilla myself. Before I raise them, I carefully look for some information about them on the Internet. After learning about them, chinchilla can live for about 20 years, so we should take good care of them. They like to eat snacks, but they can’t pamper them. They like to bite the wires. So we should be very careful when we let the wind go. I don’t think the situation of your chinchilla is not like that It’s the problem of eating food and grass. It should be that there is something wrong with the food given to him (snacks). Besides, chinchilla is afraid of heat. Did you give him a bath in the sun? Is it in the sun? Recently, I heard about a demon squirrel. I don’t know if you can make full use of your chinchilla cage to raise it, but I think the chinchilla is still a good animal to raise! You can have another one!
Chinchilla, from South America, is neither resistant to heat nor cold. It is reported that the temperature of chinchilla’s living environment is about 25 ¡æ. The minimum temperature should not be lower than 8 ¡æ. For some of the more northern children’s shoes should pay attention to. If the temperature at home continues to be too low, chinchilla may be in shock.
Chinchilla likes dry environment, if the environment is too humid, chinchilla may get sick! China is a vast territory, some places are dry and cold in winter, so you just need to keep warm, some places are wet and cold, so please buy dehumidifier for your chinchilla, or turn on the dehumidification function of air conditioner.
In winter, we should feed more live food and food with high protein content, so that Pet Chinchilla can produce enough heat, so as to resist the cold of winter. In addition, in the staple food, must increase the amount of grass, can not let your pet hungry cold.
How to raise a Pet Chinchilla in winter?
[prepare equipment for winter]
Chinchilla is more delicate, so it is very important to equip them for winter!
Chinchilla, from South America, is neither resistant to heat nor cold. It is reported that the temperature of chinchilla’s living environment is about 25 ¡æ. The minimum temperature should not be lower than 8 ¡æ.
Chinchilla likes dry environment, if the environment is too humid, chinchilla may get sick!
[changing diet structure]
In winter, we should feed more live food and food with high protein content, so that Pet Chinchilla can produce enough heat, so as to resist the cold of winter.
[indoor temperature range should not be too large]
Indoor feeding chinchilla must pay attention not to be cold for a while hot, if the north of the heating is naturally no problem, the South because there is no heating, the main open air conditioning. Pay attention not to let the temperature rise and fall too large, it will let pet chinchilla.
Grey blue chinchilla
In fact, chinchilla is a kind of rodents. Although it is not as famous as dogs and cats, with the development of society, chinchilla has gradually entered every family and gradually become a small pet that people like to keep. Because of the habitat of chinchilla, chinchilla has a thick coat of hair. Compared with other pets, chinchilla has a stronger ability to keep out the cold, so it is not too difficult to raise them even in winter. However, raising chinchillas in winter also needs to pay attention.
If you live in an area where winter is not cold enough, then don’t blindly add thick nest mat to chinchilla, because chinchilla is born with strong cold resistance. If you keep warm and warm for it when the temperature is not low enough, it will lead to the disease of chinchilla instead. Generally speaking, when the indoor temperature is above 5 degrees, the life and daily activities of chinchilla will not have any problems. If the temperature is lower than 5 degrees, then it is necessary to consider reasonable warmth for chinchilla.
In addition, it is better not to use porcelain nest for raising chinchilla in winter. It is better to replace it with wooden nest. Moreover, it is not necessary to place the rat nest on the edge of very hot heating when the chinchilla is cold. Otherwise, it will cause chinchilla and even die in serious cases. Raising chinchilla in winter also suggests giving it food and water. Although the weather is cold, the quality of daily life should be guaranteed.