Chihuahua puppies first open their eyes 10 to 16 days after they are born. Their eyes are sealed from the time they are born until this happens.Continue Reading
All puppies are born blind and deaf. They are able to smell, and they use this sense to locate their mother even though they cannot see her. The milk in the mother's breasts has a scent the puppies are able to follow.
Some puppies are born with cataracts, although these can improve with age. As the puppy grows, the lens grows as well, but the cloudy area that makes up the cataract does not increase in size. When the puppy reaches adulthood, the cloudy area is proportionally small compared to the rest of the lens. The adult dog is able to see around the cataract.Learn more about Dogs
Pet Care Rx explains that an albino Chihuahua dog has some of the common characteristics of normal Chihuahuas, but its albino nature means that it has pink eyelids, a pink nose, a white coat, pale skin and eyes that are either blue or red. The condition is caused by an extremely rare genetic mutation.Full Answer >
An adult Chihuahua that weighs 5 to 8 pounds should eat 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food twice a day. If the food is not consumed within 15 to 30 minutes, remove it until the next scheduled feeding time.Full Answer >
A merle Chihuahua is a Chihuahua with a dappled coat. Merle is a coat pattern found in many domestic dog breeds; it consists of darker blotches of color on a lighter background of the same hue.Full Answer >
A micro, mini or teacup Chihuahua is a smaller-than-average Chihuahua. The terms are not official as the American Kennel Club does not recognize any Chihuahua varieties based on size.Full Answer >