Home business on chinchillas.
My name is Ann. My friend Olga and I are working as laboratory assistants at the university. Salary, you know, not so hot ... About a year and a half ago, a friend was presented for a birthday ... chinchilla. Very cute and funny animal! They called her "Shushunka" (it turned out to be a female), and she began to enjoy my presence with my friend and me when I came to visit. And I came almost every day.
Once I said that I want the same, at home. Traveled to pet stores, looked closely. It turned out that the animals are not cheap, or rather, not cheap - from 5 to 15 thousand rubles. Then my Olya, who was always more practical, offered me (if I buy), then buy a male, "acquaint" him with her Shushunka, and if there are "shushunyata", then sell them and recoup their costs. With my salary, even 5 thousand is a serious amount. So I did. I bought a nice male on the ad in the newspaper for 6,500.
Along the way she collected all the available information on how to feed, store, and so on these animals ... It turned out that it was not particularly difficult. The most important condition is that the cell does not stand in a draft, and in the summer not in the sun. It turns out that almost all domestic animals do not like drafts and overheating.
It turned out that chinchillas have a lot of advantages for home keeping. These cute little animals with soft and very dense fur. They have a pleasant and unusually silky velvet appearance. Chinchilla has no sweat and sebaceous glands so it does not smell, there is no seasonal molt, always pure fur.
Chinchillas do not bite a person, they do not scratch, because they do not have claws, but there are nails that they themselves gnaw, so they have soft, gentle "hands".
Life expectancy of chinchilla in nature up to 35 years, and at home life expectancy depends on the correct diet and natural factors of the area in which the chinchilla lives - about 13-17 years. Chinchillas are well suited to education and upbringing. The best thing is that you only need to feed your chinchilla at home once a day. It for a day eats 1-2 tablespoons of a special dry forage and drinks also a little (simple boiled cool water which is poured in a special drinking bowl).
And as the famous "Father of the Peoples" said: "Life has become better, life has become more fun." This applies to both Olina "Shushunka", and to my "Shinshil Ivanovich", and to us with a friend. Six months later Shushunka brought the first pemet - 3 charming "shushunenka", which we sold for 5 thousand. My grandfather, who recently retired, was very impressed. "I spent eight hours a day for such money! And then these muddies ... ". (Soplyukhi is Olka and me :-). And he began to fence a large cage in his room on the whole wall. I also had to do the hood so that the smell in the room did not accumulate. And for these 15 thousand, Olga and I bought two more females, and put them in a freshly prepared paternoster cage ...
Six months later we had 10 "shushunyat", which at the time was dismantled for 4 thousand. And, at the same time, they again increased the population of the grandfather's cell. Recently, he somehow thoughtfully examines all the free corners in the apartment :-)
Here is our home business history on breeding chinchillas. Of course, while it's quite small, but our chinchillas are constantly multiplying ....
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