We need a little chinchilla,
Right this very minute
Because our house is not complete
Without a chinchilla in it.
And we need another furry creature living here among us
We need a wee chinchilla now.
Yes, we now have a pet chinchilla in addition to our three rabbits and our hedgehog. Don’t ask too many questions. I blame it on a moment of weakness in a pet store where I saw the cutest little furry creature with its paw pressed onto the side of the glass. I know!
Did you know that chinchillas clean themselves by taking dust baths? It’s true. The chinchilla dust bath is a real treat for Chili a few times each week. She goes into the bath (along with some special dust), and rolls around happily. It’s really cute to watch.
Chinchillas originated in the mountains of Peru, and as such they love to jump and be in high places. So, a Leap and Ledge filled the bill nicely. It’s one of her favorite places to lounge around, and this is a common sight:
We are loving Chili. Do you know anyone with a pet chinchilla? What do you know about chinchillas?