With the development of modern breeding, it is not always clear which animal is in front of you. It seems to be a rabbit, and maybe not.
After all, the breeds of ornamental rabbits are so diverse today that an inexperienced lover does not always manage to distinguish kids from rabbits from rare animals of other species.
How, for example, to understand what a rabbit with small ears and gray fur is different from chinchilla?
Pay attention to the tail of the animal. In rabbits, even if they are not dwarfish, the tail is usually short. If you see in a cub a long tail that is more than 2/3 of the length of its body - before you a chinchilla. In adult animals, tail length is from 7 to 15 cm, rabbits with such tails can not boast. A characteristic feature of the genus is the shape of the auricle. Even in rabbits with short ears, you can notice that they have an elongated shape. But the shape of the auricle Chinchillas Round. By the size of the ears, it is not worth trying to distinguish rabbits from chinchillas, since Chinchillas Have large ears (in adults they reach 8-10 cm), exactly the same ears can be in rabbits.
Touch the animal and assess its fur. Rabbits and Chinchillas Differ in the structure and quality of fur. The fact that the chinchilla has a truly unique fur - from one hair bulb, it immediately grows 60-80 of the finest hairs. That is why the fur coat of this animal is tender and velvety to the touch. If you touch the fur </ I>
Look at the shape of the body and the habits of the animal. Chinchillas have a large rounded head, and the body's shape is slightly oval, with an obvious rounding in the back. If you watch the movements Chinchillas, Necessarily there is an association with a squirrel. Rabbits can also have a large head, but their body is more elongated in length, and the back part is not so rounded. Look at the movements of the little rabbit and you will realize that he is more jumping than running. His movements are less graceful than those of Chinchillas. In addition, rabbits do not know how to climb vertical surfaces, but for Chinchillas This is not a big deal.