Chinchillas are probably the only ones from the squad of rodents who have won the status of intelligent animals. The spectrum of emotions and sound signals in animals is so wide that it can be stated with confidence – they speak to a person, but only in their language.
Experienced breeders claim that every cry or squeak can be identified and find out what the pet wants.
The chinchilla family can make a whole cacophony of sounds communicating among themselves and these sounds, one can discern a clear desire to play, get angry, or demand delicacy for oneself.
In fact, chinchillas can be called chatterboxes. By the nature and variety of intonations in communication between animals, you can learn how personal relationships are built. Changing the tone and the degree of loudness of the voice, rodents form their own, special language.
It cannot be said that the sound made by one chinchilla means the same thing that another individual wants to convey; each squeak is unique. However, the signals given by the animals are classified and, carefully listening to the intonation, you can understand what the pet wants.
- Hungry rodents emit a low sound, urging the owner to fill the feeder. The same sound, similar to the squeak of a rubber toy, is used to search for a lost friend and is translated as an exchange of call signs, as well as in the study of new territories.
- Gentle grumble, which publishes a favourite, speaks of an agreeable mood. The animal, living alone, in this way invites a person to communicate and asks to give him time. In couples, the sound of grunts means asking to make a company in games.
- A soft, smooth squeak gives off a male, offering the female mating games. And the more the female ignores the male, the more talkative he becomes. After mating, the male expresses feelings of emotion sounds that resemble hiccups.
- Sounds made by cubs are distinguished by their sound. Displeased squeak with sharp notes means the requirement of maternal attention and immediate feeding. Rumbling, which publishes a sucker, indicates the degree of satiety and contentment.
- A short sound like a duck quack makes a disgruntled individual. The reluctance of contact, interruption of sleep or detachment from the game is indicated by the sound of irritation and is accompanied by jerking of ears.
Chinchillas living in families are more willing to communicate with each other. The singleton squeaks significantly less.
Even though in the wild, chinchillas live high in the rocks, there are enough lovers among predators who would willingly feast on a rodent. Snakes, foxes, and kites are natural enemies of animals.
Inhabited by colonies in several families, animals lead an active nightlife preferring to get food in the dark.
Stronger males diverge around the perimeter of the plot with food and act as signalers in the event of the appearance of a predator. But the night raids do not safe from attacks, and in danger, chinchilla is trying to defend itself.
Having risen on the paws, the animal is pulled out with its whole body, it claps furiously with its jaw and at the same time makes a terrible growl. The final chord is a stream of urine, fired at the enemy. If such a weighty argument does not deter the predator, then teeth are used.
Listen, does your chinchilla squeak like that?
Pets have not forgotten instincts, and at the moment of possible danger, they use the skills of their ancestors.
A loud sound, intermittent, and like a dog barking, speaks of a strong feeling of anxiety or fear.
A series of short barks give pet not familiar with the new situation. A rodent can be frightened and react for a variety of reasons:
- Sudden sounds from the street.
- The noise of household appliances.
- When repair work.
- When fireworks start.
In large families are not uncommon and showdown. The youngest pets mutuyut each other paws for the right to be the first in line for mother’s milk. The males, in a battle for females attention, grit their teeth, causing the opponent to fight. Chinchilla can express indignation by squeaking, which did not get a place near the trough. In a word, each desire or action of the animal is supported by a portion of emotional exclamations.
It is impossible to neglect the sounds that rodent emits. A scream can be a notice of injury or a beginning illness.
Since chinchillas prefer to sleep during the day, the main phase of activity occurs at night. Squeaking at night means that the pet is awake and bored.
A lone rodent complains about lack of attention from the owner or desire to get a treat.
Couples can noisily share an appetizing slice or fight for a cozy bed, and kids often argue for owning a toy. Sometimes the draft call means an invitation to games.
A chinchilla is quite a peace-loving animal, and only conflict or stressful situations can be made to express their emotions with a cry. Listening and recognizing here or another intonation can make life easier for the rodent and make it a happy, obedient pet.