So, you weighed all the “pros” and “cons” and determined to go chinchilla in the pet shop, kennel or farm. What should you look for when buying a pet? First and foremost is the appearance of the animal.

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In the kennel professional breeders you can show parents of the selected animal, so you could imagine how your pet will be in the near future. The behavior of chinchillas is also a very important point. Too temperamental and militant animals will not allow you to safely hold them on hand, they will seek to slip away and go about their business. “Demure” never rushing around the cage and not in a hurry to open the door.

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The problem for dogs is ringworm. And if the parents hurt him, it is likely to suffer from this disease. So look at the animal carefully. Most often, ringworm affects the area of the nose, around the eyes, chin, skin behind the ears, groin area, base of tail, front paws. Ringworm looks like redness and peeling of the skin, in these places, as a rule, the coat is very short or absent.

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Don't panic, it's not fatal. As a rule, the breeder says about how to raise and keep the chinchilla, gives recommendations on care and solving small health problems. Don't forget to bring a carrier for transporting the animal. To carry a chinchilla in a bag or in the bosom is not recommended.