Golden chinchilla (female)
Chinchilla – cat-an aristocrat in a huge Cat family. At various competitions she often wins first place, thanks to her angelic beauty. Its unusual, colorful appearance always attracts the attention of professionals and lovers of furry Pets.
White or lighter "Arctic Fox" fur coat, huge eyes the color of a sea wave, pink nose, lips, outlined with a dark line, make this cat a real beauty Queen. This is a natural fashion model — it can often be seen on the covers of magazines, posters, calendars. With this appearance these animals have a measured and calm nature, they are affectionate and trusting.
From the history of the breed
In 1880 in USA cat smoky color with silver tabby born "a girl". Later she got her first chinchilla cat. He became the most famous winner of international exhibitions. Today his effigy is in the National history Museum in London. Cats under the name "chinchilla", which is sometimes also called "Lambkin", on the right are among the most beautiful in the world. Their fur is wrapped in a delicate muslin. Which gives the animal an unusual Shine.
Many cat lovers the word "chinchilla" is misleading, as the famous rodent in America who "gave" the name of this breed, the fur is painted quite differently. However, the name stuck to the breed since the nineties of the last century. The first British cat chinchilla had a darker color than the current one. She more resembled a modern silver and their relatives with a tan.
There is a theory that cats are derived from chinchilla silver tabby with a missing or indistinct pattern when crossed with smoky or blue Persians. As a result of selection eyes of these animals acquired an unusually beautiful color that later became standard: green-blue or emerald green.
Originally, there were only a Persian chinchilla. The cat had an unusual long and smooth hair. Interesting story of this color. Initially it was divided into color "chinchillas" and "shaded silver cats." By the end of the seventies of the last century, these species began to add to other breeds, for example, British and exotic. Around the same time the breeders began to call neparidze color cipirani.
Currently the name of the color does not affect the determination of the breed, it is used only to designate varieties of animals.
Description of the breed
According to the approved standard CFA breed chinchilla has a soft, round lines. Medium size head with a rounded skull with small, rounded ears set low and tilted forward.
Eyes wide set, large. The colour is a rich, green shades. The nose is short, broad. Body of medium size, compact, slightly stocky. The back is broad and smooth. Disqualifying factors are signs of obesity.
Is most valued is not the size of the animal, and its exterior. Limbs should be strong and short, paws round between the fingers tufts. Tail — short and thick.
The coat is usually long and fluffy. The neck is a large "frill".
Chinchilla silver cat
It is an animal of extraordinary beauty. White coat with a slightly blackened tips of hair attached to his appearance fabulous look. Wool as if covered with a thin black veil. Eyes, nose and lips are underlined with a black line. Expressive emerald green eyes and black paw pads are a striking contrast with the "Arctic Fox" fur.
This animal has an unusual color. Golden chinchilla cat, where each hair evenly the painted sable. That is, each hair has black and light brown color. Overall, the coat looks uniform, without stripes and stains.
Golden chinchilla – cat with a thick undercoat is a warm orange-apricot tones.
Breed chinchilla you'll be playful and kind character. She likes home-extroverts. Chinchilla cat, which requires greater attention of the owners. In its absence, it becomes lethargic and apathetic, so leave it alone for a long time is not necessary.
Children chinchillas are quite friendly. With cats of other breeds relationship as something does not add up. To vagrancy and other adventures these cats are not located. Love to be the center of attention (or at least in sight) favorite hosts, so often follow on the heels from room to room.
Care and maintenance
Caring for these animals is quite simple. Chinchilla – cat that needs daily brushing. The wool of these animals is not dumped in the mats. It is enough at least twice a week to comb with a special brush.
Before the show you should bathe the animal. The owners use several methods of preparation of wool. Alone for three or four days powder your pet with baby powder, others rinse the fur with a solution of vinegar. Before the show coat should be brushed.
Chinchilla – cat calling for a balanced varied diet. It can be natural food or prepared food. They cannot be mixed. The chinchilla will need the following products:
- Fish and meat (Turkey, chicken, rabbit, raw, finely chopped meat, scalded with boiling water). Fish only ocean.
- Offal (kidneys, heart, liver, boiled).
- Dairy products (low-fat cottage cheese, kefir, yogurt).
- Oil and fats (per day 1/4 tsp refined oil).
- Cereals and vegetables (carrot, cabbage, bran, rice, buckwheat porridge).
Supplements and vitamins
If you decide to feed your cat natural products, it is necessary to add to her diet vitamins. Right to pick up will help the veterinarian taking into account the animal's age, weight, gender.
If you have opted for a dry feed, it is better to give preference to high-quality varieties from well-known manufacturers. For example, Hill's, Nutra Gold.
Chinchillas often have problems with eyes, skin, breathing. Due to the specific structure of the nose in dry and warm days, the breath of the cat becomes difficult.
Malformed tear ducts provoke eye problems that manifest abundant lacrimation. To help your pet, you must regularly clean the eyelids with a weak solution of boric acid. In the case of a festering use tetracycline ointment.