Some chins make noise, some don't. Make sure your female is around a year old or standard grey (slighter older for other color mutants) before you attempt impregnating her. If you have a female chin that gets pregnant, of course, the excitement is even more to its highest level. As the female chinchilla approaches the time to give birth, she may become less active, lose her appetite, and become aggressive toward previously compatible cage mates. From the moment they were sold to you, get their trust, feed them, play with them and until they get pregnant. Female is a Hetero Beige, Male is a Tov ebony. This amazing ebook is like no other chinchilla book currently on the market and explains in full detail the ailment together with the 'cure' for various disease and illnesses! Chinchilla’s have two uterine horns and can hold kits in both horns. If you have multiple chinchillas, the mother chinchilla may begin acting aggressively towards her cagemates. Chinchillas may recess and spend more time alone, especially when they are about to give birth. Mother Chinchilla Giving Birth Failures. Recognising the signs of late pregnancy can help you determine if your chinchilla may give birth … Therefore it can be difficult to determine if a chinchilla is pregnant, which often leads to surprise births. As female chinchillas get closer to giving birth they tend to stop eating or even become lethargic. Chinchillas can stay together most of the time. Though this condition is rarely encountered in chinchillas, dystocia can occur in very young females when they are bred early before the uterus and pelvic bones have fully developed. but the male should be separated from the female when she gives birth to the kits as the female can fall pregnant right after giving birth. If your female chinchilla is unwell for any reason, whether due to its reproductive system or otherwise, take it to the vet. Dystocia in Chinchillas. On average, a female chinchilla can mate up to 3 times a year, giving birth to an average of 1-2 babies per litter and up to a maximum of 4 in rare cases. The afterbirth may just be the ending of one of the uterine horns. Giving Birth. The male and the female should be separated for 10 - 12 days after the birth of the kits. It is normal for kits to stay the same or even lose a couple grams the first couple days of life. You might get excited to every stage your chin show. Unlike humans, chinchillas don't have clear signs of pregnancy. Miscarriage and dystocia are problems with giving birth, while a retained fetus is where offspring remains inside the uterus after birth fails. We also recommend weighing the mother chinchilla very shortly (within a day or so) of giving birth, and monitoring her weight every few days. Once your chinchilla has finished giving birth, it is best to pick her up and check her stomach to make sure there are no other chinchillas … When a chinchilla has difficulty giving birth or there is a birthing abnormality, the condition is called dystocia. The Chinchilla A-Z Health & Sickness Bible is an excellent ebook that covers over 150+ different illnesses a chinchilla can acquire from birth and throughout its lifetime. Metritis and pyometra are infections of the uterus (womb). Chinchillas do not typically build nests as the time to give birth approaches, but a nesting box may help reduce the number of newborn deaths caused by drafts or cold stress. Baby turned out to be a Tov ebony. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to two hours between babies. If a female hasn't had all of the kits within a 12 hour period it is time to take her to the vet. This is a chinchilla birth from start to finish. 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