Are male or female chinchillas better?
Just so, are male or female chinchillas bigger?
Chinchilla females are significantly bigger than males. Chinchillas can breed any time of the year. Due to this long pregnancy, chinchillas are born fully furred and open their eyes soon after birth. Litters range from one to seven babies, although the average litter size is two.
Secondly, do female chinchillas get their period? There is a vaginal closure membrane that is only open during estrus and parturition. They are seasonally polyestrous from November to May with an estrous cycle of 30-50 days. The gestation period is long at 105-115 days and the babies are precocious.
In this regard, how do I know if my chinchilla is a boy or girl?
To check, hold the female by the base of the tip, place your thumb below the tail. The little round depression is the pelvic bone. After mating the male should be checked for the presence of a hair ring.
Can male and female chinchillas be kept together?
Chinchillas can be kept as male/female pairs* or single sex groups. With multiple chinchillas, ensure there¿re enough nest boxes and hiding places for at least one each. Provide at least one box large enough for all to rest together. Chinchillas can be aggressive especially when first introduced/during breeding.