How to distinguish from chinchilla rabbit
With the development of modern plant breeding it is not always clear what the animal is in front of you. Like, rabbit, or maybe not. After all, the breed ornamental rabbits today are so varied that an inexperienced amateur is not always possible to distinguish kids rabbits from rare animals of other species. How, for example, to understand how a small bunny ears and gray fur is different from chinchilla?
Instruction on how to distinguish a rabbit chinchilla
Note the tail of the animal. In rabbits, even if they do not dwarf, the tail is usually short. If you see a baby in a long ponytail, constituting more than 2/3 of the length of his body - before you chinchilla. In adult animals, the length of the tail is 7 to 15 cm, rabbits such tails can not boast. It is also a characteristic feature of the genus is the shape of the ear. Even short rabbits ears can be seen that they have an elongated shape. But the shape of the pinna chinchilla round. The size of the ears to try to distinguish from rabbits chinchillas is not necessary, because chinchillas have large ears (in adults they reach 8-10 cm), exactly the same ears may be in rabbits.
Touch the animal and enjoy its fur. Chinchilla rabbits and different in structure and quality of the fur. The fact that the chinchilla fur has a truly unique - from a single hair follicle she grows 60-80 once the finest hairs. That is why the coat in this animal soft and velvety to the touch. If you touch the rabbit fur, it will be more coarse, velvety and airy, like a chinchilla, here you will not feel. And one more important caveat - chinchillas do not fade, but with rabbits it happens. If you see that the animal is covered with irregular fur, from which pieces are knocked out, you rabbit.
Contemplate the body shape and habits of the animal. Do chinchillas large round head and body shape is slightly oval, with a clear, rounded at the rear. If you watch the movements of the chinchilla, be sure there is an association with a squirrel. Rabbits can also have a big head, but the body is more elongated, and the back part is not so rounded. Look at the movement of a small rabbit, and you will realize that it is more jumping than running. His movements are less graceful than the chinchilla. In addition, rabbits are not able to climb vertical surfaces, but for the chinchilla is not too difficult.