The condition of the hairline of Chinchilla lanigera after the introduction of a hydrogen antioxidant into the diet

It was found that the inclusion of water enriched with molecular hydrogen into the diet of a long-tailed chinchilla changed the fur quality indicators. In animals of the experimental group, the guard and downy hairs were thinner than in the control group. The length of downy hair in the experimental group was higher, the number of hairs in the follicle in the chinchillas of the experimental group was greater than in the control group, besides, the hair was stronger and softer. The animals of the experimental group showed less tendency to gnaw out fur. When considering the data on the chemical composition, it was found that in the dry matter of the hair of the animals of the experimental group, there were less organic substances, and there were more minerals in comparison with the animals of the control group.

Influence of molecular hydrogen on behavioral adaptation of –°hinchilla lanigera taking into account gender factor in conditions of cage keeping

It was found that the inclusion of water enriched with molecular hydrogen in the diet of animals increased the overall proportion of active behavior. According to the form of behavior ‘moving around the cage’, it was found that males and females of the experimental group spent more time than animals of the control group. Males of the experimental group were 24% more active at night, and females were 60% more active than in the control group. In the daily dynamics, the period of activity of animals in the experimental group was from 19:00 to 8:00, and in the control group-from 22:00 to 8:00. In the daily balance according to the form of behavior ‘moving around the cage’, chinchillas of the experimental group spent 5% more than in the control group.