Saturday, January 28, 2006

New varmints

We have a new species in our home. Child One has decided to take in two rescue chinchillas. They are about a year old and unlike most small mammals, live a long time. Child One is 11 years old and may have a graduate degree by the time her chinchillas reach the end of their natural lifespan.

One is light gray and male, called August. He's on top of the box. The other is darker ("black velvet" in chinchilla-breeder jargon) and female, named June. August is more social, and neutered.

These are by far the most social mammals in our home, dog and some children included. If you have a chance to play with them, or you're looking for an expensive pet (or a free rescue pet), I recommend them.

I bet the mouse gods are angry.


Anonymous Maya said...

small furry things!

...I prefer the small scaly colour changing things, personally. but the chinchillas sound cuddly.

How is my precious Bateman doing?


January 30, 2006 6:08 PM  
Blogger Webs said...

True story: About a dozen years ago, I was seriously considering getting an iguana. Then I got a girlfriend instead.

January 30, 2006 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Sanjay said...

He is very very happy man but his all style is very stagger.

March 22, 2008 3:08 AM  

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