Breeding & Kit Care

Violet Chinchilla

History of the Violet Chinchilla Extract Taken from - Modern Chinchilla Fur Farming, By - Willis D Parker, 1975 Known as the Sullivan Violet or Lavender. This herd was originally in Rhodesia in about 1967 and in subsequent years, several of the ...

How To Tell If A Chinchilla Is Pregnant

To the inexperienced eye, it is not always possible to detect whether a female Chinchilla is pregnant or not. Unless you were actually there at the time of mating, then it is difficult to detect and to work out when she will be due to litter. ...

How To Handle A Chinchilla Mom And Chinchilla Baby (Kit)

Once you have confirmed that your chinchilla is pregnant, provide that chinchilla with plenty of extra hay, food, and water. Expectant mothers will drink and eat quite a bit more, so it is imperative that more food and water are at the chinchilla’s ...

Ebony Chinchiilla

I've have had many people contact me confused with how to work with breeding the Ebony Chinchilla. So the following information is dedicated to you!   EBONY Adjective - meaning - Intensely Black -- Source: Oxford Dictionary ...

Chinchilla Conformation

CHINCHILLA CONFORMATION Conformation of a Chinchilla is the overall shape. Ideally, Chinchillas that are bred or purchased should be graded for Confirmation. There are three main areas for examining conformation, these being the body, neck and the ...

Chinchilla Colors… Part 2 – Chinchilla Genetics Chart

Part 1 can be found here: Chinchilla Colors, Classification And Basic Genetics Chinchilla Genetics Chart One thing to remember when breeding chinchillas is that there is a lethal factor.  The two genes with a lethal factor are white and TOV ...

Chinchillas: Hand-Rearing Kits, Fostering & Rotating, Reviving Dead Kits

Occasionally a female chin has difficulty in feeding are large litter, or her milk is very slow to come in. This may mean that her kits become very hungry and desperate and if her milk is inadequate some or all of the kits may starve. However, ...

Chinchilla Colors, Classification And Basic Genetics

I freely admit that genetics is not my strongest subject, and as I prefer to stick with what I know, so I shall merely gloss over this topic and just explain the very basics that I am comfortable with. Thus, this article will not be of interest to ...

Chinchilla Environment ~ Chinchilla Proofing Your Home & Fixing Boredom

Hopefully, this article will impart some helpful hints, from chinchilla-proofing your home to preventing vices associated with boredom, such as fur-chewing. Daily Exercise Chinchillas really do appreciate extra exercise away from their cages. Many ...

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