Chinchilla : How Many Teeth, History and Photo HD

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How many teeth does a chinchilla haveWhen mom saw chupa chups in my mini brands she immediately felt nostalgic. She told me after a google search that she understood why mom was all about the spice girls release of these. My mom absolutely LOVES Chupa Chups! Did you know they’re from Spain? She only know that because she’s a Spanish teacher.

Went to the corner store almost everyday after school trying to collect all of the stickers annnd because they were delicious.

Chinchilla and his relatives Viscacha, is a rocilic (order) derived from the Andes Mountains in South America and is a member of the family Chinchillidae. In China, this animal is called Lóng Māo, whose literal meaning is "dragon cat".

Her hair is considered the smoothest hair in the world and thirty times smoother than human hair. Chinchillas should be routinely washed with volcanic dust to dispose of oil and water droplets that accumulate in their thick hair.
  
In fact, they have the highest hair density among terrestrial animals with 20,000 hairs per square centimeter.

Their hair is also so strong that the parasitic skin (such as lice) cannot live because it will die suffocated. If human hair grows from each follicle, a chinchilla can have 50 hairs from one follicle.


The international trade Chinchilla has begun since the 1500-an and the animals whose literal meaning is its name is  "Small Chincha " is named after the Chincha tribe of the Andes who wore these animal hair skins as clothes. At the end of the 19th century, Chinchilla had become a rare animal.

Hypsodont Dentition
Herbivores such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas have long teeth that continuously grow, often requiring tooth trims. These teeth, called hypsodont teeth, have crowns (the part of the teeth you can see) that extend a great length beyond the gums. Hypsodont teeth are unusually long when compared to the teeth of dogs, cats, or humans. The natural grinding action of chewing on toys, hay, and other food items causes the teeth to stay at an ideal length in normal herbivores, but many need to have their teeth manually cut on a regular basis due to health and genetic factors.

Overgrown Chinchilla Teeth

The incisors, or front teeth, of your chinchilla, are the easiest to identify when they become overgrown. They will usually grow so long that they begin to curve and stick out between the lips. Once they get too long, they can become stuck on things, or worse, grow into the gums or roof of your chinchilla's mouth. The molars, or teeth in the back of the mouth, can also reach excessive lengths. Molars are difficult to observe without the use of a speculum to look in the back of the mouth, but chinchillas with overgrown molars will commonly hypersalivate and have difficulty chewing and swallowing.



Molar Tooth Trims

Trimming molars can be more difficult than trimming incisors. Molars are not as easily identified as being overgrown, so the pet is usually already being seen by a veterinarian by this point. After the veterinarian confirms that the molars are too long, he will recommend anesthesia to properly trim and file the teeth. With your chinchilla temporarily incapacitated, a dental bur and handheld dental files are used. This is the ideal method of trimming molars, but owners may have financial constraints that restrict them from anesthetizing or sedating their exotic pets.