Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Meaning Of The Noises That Chinchillas Make

It is obvious that animals don't really talk, but they know how to communicate with each other. There is something strange about the way same animals look at each other that they immediately got the state of mind of their fellow. Animals communicate to other mammals through noises; and the sounds they make may sometimes help to grab attention from their owner. Both cats and dogs have different ways to communicate with their owners; dogs bark if they sense a threat and cats meow if they need to be fed NOW. Through actions, pets were able to express their affection. It is simply the sounds that you should be wary of.
Chinchillas are not your typical pet but it is ideal that you recognize what noises they make and what emotions are attached to them. Noise such as grunting is the most common sound which chinchilla are used to making. This might be the only "normal" sound they can create on an ordinary day. Here are a few chinchilla noises, both usual and unusual.
Grunts: Chinchillas often make this sound in many different ways  to express their special feelings.For example, for chinchilla to grab the attention and affection of their owner, they tend to make a series of grunts. A chinchilla grunt is quite similar to a cat's purring noise or a high pitched half-squeal half-whisper that a dog makes every time it is trying to say ‘sorry'. If a chinchilla makes a hoarser grunt it may be because he wants to call the attention of its owner, another pet chinchilla or other pets and animals in the vicinity.
Shrill: A shrill will be made if a chinchilla feel frightened or bullied. They can either make a series of shrills or they can just throw in one big burst. In the wild, chinchillas alert their fellow "chins" about an incoming predator by making this noise. Chinchillas inside the cage may make this sound if they find a different animal coming near to them; especially if the approaching animal is a big threat to them. This sound can be likened to a hiss that a cat makes when it is in a do-or-die situation. If you hear your chinchillas shrilling, you don't have to wait another time to come for their rescue – no matter what the reason is.
Chattering Teeth: This does not simply say that you need to get the teeth of your little pet trimmed. When a chinchilla feels so annoyed and upset, they tend to create this noise. Like for example, a chinchilla trying to steal his fellow's food; their responses will create such noise. This is usually observed if chinchillas are living in the same cage. Chinchillas have a sense of privacy, and violation of their privacy can be the main reason of this noise.
Other chinchilla noises need not to be described. For instance, if a chinchilla is in trouble or in pain, they have the tendency of making a series of loud squeaks. Chinchillas will make a different grunt once it is picked up by an outsider; signifying that he doesn't like it. Most owners find these noises annoying; so if you hear your chinchillas making these noises, better leave them alone for a moment.