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March 10, 1999

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Zoe, the Pet of the Day
Name: Zoe
Age: Six months old
Gender: Female
Breed: Chinchilla
Home: Glasgow, Scotland
 
   Zoe is a beige chinchilla aged six months living in Glasgow, Scotland. She is very naughty and loves to lift the carpets and pull the fibres off them. She also has a taste for electrical wires, the hoover wire being a firm favorite. She is an expert sprinter and runs at amazing speeds in our home, bouncing off anything including us! She doesn't like to be picked up but doesn't mind being held as long as her back paws are supported. Sometimes she settles down under a radiator on the carpet and likes us to stroke her side until she is fast asleep. She gets very excited at meal times especially when she smells treats like cranberries or alfalfa chews. She is active at night but also sometimes in the morning, especially at the weekend when she knows we are around. Her favorite places to sleep in her cage are the top of her "house" and her pine cube. Sometimes she falls asleep in a sitting position on her manzanilla branch. The branch is also a chew toy and keeps her teeth trimmed.
 

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