INSTRUCTION FOR CHINCHILLA BREEDING
The basic fodder is granulated fodder with added vitamins, fibre and all other substances supplied by our company. It is recommended to add a handful of quality hay three times a week. You may also add a dry briar or a piece of apple or dry white roll once a week.
Then you need fresh drinking water. For extensive breeds automatic drinking water supply may be installed similar to that used by rabbit breeders. The water in the feeding bottles needs to be changed every other day.
Each cage must always contain a piece of siporex or wood for the animals to sharpen their teeth with. Otherwise the teeth may overgrow.
Chinchilla should bathe three times a week in a sand bath located in the partition of the double cage. Sieve the bathing sand every other month and keep the amount at ½ l. Always add disinfectant with each new portion of sand.
Young are weaned and put into their own cage after 50 days. The season of the year does not affect quality of chinchilla skin, but there are about 2 – 3 week long periods about 4 – 5 times a year when the skin maturity is ideal. We will show you practical examples of the signs of the skin maturity periods.
Both male and female skin may be traded. However, the skin of an animal older than 3 years loses its standards. Females may be bred until they reach 6 years of age. The animals are pre-paired, kept in the required quarantine and examined by a vet.
Delivery of the breeding unit to the destination, together will complete breeding material, is included in the breed unit price.
You will receive precise instruction at the takeover of the basic breeding unit, or in the context of your visit to our farm in Zbýšov.