Chinchilla (Essential Guide)


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Mirella Poli's book on chinchillas is more comprehensive than David Alderton's guide, and has enough to interest experienced chinchilla keepers, as well as being clear enough for novices. Chinchillas originated in the Andes mountains of South America, and there is an account of their early history as pets. There is also a lot of practical help on caring for and breeding chinchillas, including information on colours and genetics. A very helpful section is the guide to ailments that chinchillas may suffer from, and how to prevent and treat them. It is organized from A to Z, which makes it easy to find what you are looking for, if you're in a hurry. The book is also well-illustrated, with photographs, which makes it an attractive gift for anyone who loves chinchillas, as well as a useful source of information.