There are pets in almost every home, and most often they are dogs, cats, fish, hamsters or parrots. But recently, an exotic rodent, the chinchilla, has become popular.
Chinchilla belongs to the rodent family and is quite rare in the wild. An amazing animal attracts with its cute fluffy appearance and exotic appearance. Outward features are expressive eyes and thick fur, which reaches up to 4 centimeters in length. It is worth noting that the price of such a fluffy rodent in Russia varies from 2,000 to 18,000 rubles. In particular, it all depends on the breed and color of the fur.
The simplest chinchilla at the age of two months, which does not have a club title and documents confirming its noble origin from the breeders' pets, will cost 2,000 rubles, but a thoroughbred rodent at the same age will cost the new owner from 14,000 rubles.
At the moment, there are more than 14 chinchilla breeds, all their names are associated with fur color and sound as follows:
- ebony, - black velvet, - white Wilson, - heterobeige, etc.
The color of chinchillas is an important generic trait, there are even pedigrees of a whole family of rodents. The main parameters of the color are: color, the presence of spots or a peculiar pattern on the fur, the degree of color intensity. Animals that have complex colors will cost much more than monochrome relatives, as a rule, the difference is at least 10,000 rubles. Complex colors include:
- blue diamond, - velvet violet, - white sapphire. For example, a "sapphire" baby rodent will cost approximately 18,000-29,000 rubles.
In general, if you do not look for chinchillas with pedigrees, an animal with a normal color, for example, gray, will cost about 2,000-3,000 rubles, but do not forget to add funds for the maintenance of the pet to this amount.
It is very important to choose a suitable cage, the parameters of 50 by 50 centimeters are considered the smallest dimensions. It is best to have more shelves in the cage so that the rodent can climb over them and choose a place to sleep. The presence of a drinker, toys, sawdust or hay in the cage is considered mandatory. In total, the cage will cost from 3000 to 8000 rubles.
As the main diet, chinchillas use special feed, dried fruits, bread crusts, plant seeds (all products must be dried). You will have to spend another 2,000 rubles a month on food.