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November 20, 2002

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Pip & Archie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pip, Archie
Age: Three, Seven years old
Gender: Male, Female
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Aberdeenshire, Scotland
   My two chinchillas are very special. Pip is the small one - my wee boy - and Archie is the larger one - my wee girl. Pip is very friendly a little bit shy of strangers but very friendly and inquisitive to his mum and dad. He's a very noisy wee boy and loves to get attention and barks and makes lots of noise all the time.

    Archie is about seven years old. She was a rescued chin badly looked after and neglected - we were her fourth owners - the day we got her she sat in her cage wouldn't come out, wouldn't even move from the corner of her cage. It was estimated she was about four years old. Well, now she is a totally different wee chinny. She has a new bigger cage, a wee friend (pip), she is so spoiled that no stranger can go into her room without her thinking they are there just to see her and to give her a raisin. Although she hates being held, she loves when you speak to her and rub under her chin - a totally spoiled wee girl. Both my chinnies are standard grey although I think there is nothing standard about any of them!

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