The Chinchilla Handbook is part of the Barron’s Pet Handbooks series. There are 47 titles dedicated to pet care but only this edition is related to the rear small animal – chinchilla. It is always useful when the author is not only a good writer but an excellent veterinary expert. Thankfully, Dr. Sharon Vanderlip is a veterinarian with great experience. The author knows almost everything about the exotic mammals.
It might be difficult to take care of a chinchilla since this animal is native to Latin America. It is known for the soft, velvet fur but few people are aware what the chinchilla pet is?
The Chinchilla Handbook contains information on pet`s behavior, housing, feeding, health, and breeding. The manual also includes charming photos and illustrations, as well as detailed easy-to-follow advice from pet owners, breeders, and vets.
This pet care guide covers everything related to the fascinating world of this exotic mammal. Dr. Vanderlip focuses on chinchilla anatomy, cages, food, and the way of acting, colors and reproduction. The book provides basic knowledge of the chinchilla`s need for exercise and interaction. There are special chapter devoted to the unique bonds between pet parents and the exotic rodent.
This comprehensive yet compact book is very helpful for small animal lovers and veterinary students. This addition to the Barron’s series of pet handbooks starts by describing some important facts on charming chinchilla and how remarkable rodent it is. You will be able to learn if chinchillas are the right pets for your lifestyle. “No two alike!” Is the title of a special part of the book where the prominent author explains the uniqueness of these pets. If you already ask yourself a question where to buy a chinchilla and how many rodents to keep in one cage, you will find the answers in this manual. There are few recommendations how to choose the specific coat color of the pet.
Dr. Sharon Vanderlip` book tells you exactly what you need to know about chinchilla natural habitat and housing; environmental consideration; as well as chinchilla cage design and materials. Future pet owners will learn a lot about strictly vegetarian diet. The handbook book offers advice about feeding. It will help you to choose the right type of dry grass, pellets, and treats. Many pet parents really need information on what kinds of seeds, dry fruits and herbs chinchilla can have. You will find how many human foods can be harmful for your little friend. When it comes to pet daily care, The Chinchilla handbook is very helpful.
In addition to food regimen, pet parents can get more information on supplements, feeders and hayracks.
The Chinchilla Handbook is your guide when selecting a veterinarian or preparing for the trip. The book is full of essential facts about chinchilla health care, prevention and first aid supply. In this guide you will find practical advice about avoiding the most common health problems such as digestion disorders, depression and weight loss.
There is a special chapter in the chinchilla care guide on interaction with covering topics such as understanding your chinchilla; the social chinchilla; behavior; and communication with this affectionate companion. The comprehensive guide contains overview of how these animals communicate with each other through sounds.
Many people who have read The Chinchilla Handbook were very pleasantly surprised. They claim that they highly recommend it. After this guide hit shelves, it has been considered a great reference for any chinchilla pet. Every beginner should read it cover to cover. The handbook encourages pet parents to properly care for their exotic friends and makes them feel confident.
Among the best features of the Baron`s handbook is the well-organized table structure, tip boxes and summaries. They visualize the most important facts and information about chinchillas related to nutrition, choosing a cage (another good guide), grooming, exercising, and daily activities. The writer has put together a lot of helpful graphic information.
About the Author
Dr. Sharon Vanderlip is an experienced veterinarian. The doctor is specialized in surgery; reproductive medicine; breeding as well as exotic mammal health care. The veterinarian expert has written more than 20 books and many articles in scientific journals. Recently, Dr. Vanderlip has written three more books – Shetland Sheepdog Breed Bible; Rabbit Pet Owners Manual and Rat Pet Owners Manual.
Best books like The Chinchilla Handbook
There are few books on the same topics such Chinchillas (Animal Planet Pet Care Library) by David Alderton. This pet care guide is for anyone who wants to know how to develop a healthy routine for the exotic mammal. It also contains information on keeping the chinchilla healthy, properly fed and groomed.
Another ultimate manual to superior exotic pet care is Chinchillas: A Guide to Caring for Your Chinchilla by Donna Anastasi. This title is an introductory pet guide about the rodents. It features detailed chapters about chinchilla housing and care, feeding, nutrition and daily care.