Whats the only color of wild chinchillas?
Where is the only place that colonies exist?
Chinchillas are closely related to the _______
Chinchillas are native to
Andes Mountains of South America
Most common chinchilla species in the pet trade?
Chinchillas cant tolerate _______
Chinchillas have dense fur, having __ hairs per root
Chichillas are resistant to
chinchillas have large ears for _______, but no ______
thermoregulation, no sweat glands
Chinchillas teeth :
4 incisors, 16 molar-type; hypsodontic
What is a distinct feature for the chinchilla despite how closely related they are?
GI of chinchillas
stomach-similar to horses, long GI tract, large cecum
Chinchilla testicles dont ________
How many kits per litter? Litters per year?
1-3 kits/ litter with 1-2 litters/year
Kits are born _______
What's the most reliable method of knowing if a female is in heat?
The behavior of the male
The cage must be in low _______
temperature & humidity
How do chinchillas bathe?
Dust baths, should be available daily
What do chinchillas use as a dust bath in the wild?
From a nutrition standpoint, chinchillas are ______ and require large amounts of _______
herbivores, quality hay
What can you give a chinchilla as a treat?
fruit, veggies, seeds, and grains
CS of Slobbers
anorexia, pawing at the mouth, buccal ulcerations, sharp ridges on molar-like teeth
Cause of malocclusions
may be genetic, however lack of chewing objects is primary
Skin dz has a lot to do with
Chinchillas choke due to
Chinchillas bloat due to their
Chinchillas experience constipation due to
low fiber in the diet
virulent food-bourne dz, chinchillas highly susceptible, rare
Baylisascaris Procyonis AKA
Raccoon parasite, related to toxocara canis
a nematode infx present in the CSF that they may be exposed to thru contaminated hay
Pneumonia is usually cause by
overcrowding and poor ventilation
active at dusk & dawn
large portion of hair comes off due to stress
Due to fur slip, what should we never do?
Normal Heart Rate
Normal Resp. Rate
Social groups in the wild are called ____
Since intubation is difficult, what is recommended?
mask induction with iso or sevo
Anogenital distance is larger in
What gives the best yield from a blood draw from chinchillas?