Feed

 

Chinchillas are herbivores, as evidenced by the structure of their digestive system and teeth. Natural habitat is dry rocky slopes at an altitude of 400-5000 meters above sea level.

A characteristic feature of the mountain climate are drastic shifts in day and night temperatures, and low humidity. Therefore, in nature, chinchillas feed on environmentally friendly, with low humidity, herbaceous vegetation.

They don't have to deal with fungi, mold and bacteria. Lifestyle is mobile, which promotes good digestion and appetite. Such conditions are created in chinchilla efficient immune system. But it is in nature.

In artificial conditions breeding, chinchillas eat what the farmer gives them, and their natural immunity is significantly reduced.

If you feed chinchillas substandard or spoiled food, they start to hurt, which inevitably leads to death. It is also worth noting that even high-quality food, balanced but in the wrong proportions, can cause problems in digestion. Therefore, feed should be mixed very carefully or leave it to the professionals.

For example, if the daily intake juicy foods will be more than 10 grams, it will lead to death of the animal. Also and hay - should not be same because it can cause disorders. The chinchilla can also damage contaminated or chlorinated water.

Nowadays there is a wide choice of food for the chinchillas.

The optimal are pelleted complete feed.

But it should be said that not all manufacturers fit faithfully to the composition of the feed. After all, the quality of the granulate is determined by its composition: the amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins. The basis of fabric feed are of plant origin. Among them wheat bran, cereals, maize, soya, linseed, dried herbs, etc. the Number of components can reach up to 20 components.

Your animals we feed a granulate, which was created on the proven recipe, with accumulated experience in breeding and caring for chinchillas.

In our opinion, it has a full range of all the necessary elements that provide optimal and balanced diet for our children.

The second most important food in our farm to eat hay. We use the hay of the first mowing and mowed before flowering grasses. It is well dried and consists of various types of herbs. Quality hay normalizes digestion animals, increases the digestibility of protein and fiber. You cannot use the hay mowed on peat and acid soils.

We also include in the ration for more forage, which consist of 10 components. These feed get daily females after childbirth and babies in the first months of life. The adult animals receive them once a week one teaspoon. It is important to remember that complementary feeding should not be major, they're like dessert.

In the summer you can include in the diet of the leaves of the milkweed and nettles.