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September 24, 2002

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Roo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Roo
Age: Four and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Minnesota, USA
   Although we have three chinchillas, Roo is by far the most charming. He is a little stinker, getting into trouble and trying to escape whenever he gets a chance! He has no fear and loves to climb to the highest point possible. In fact, one time he was out running around and my husband lost track of him. It turns out that Roo managed to climb to the top of the bathroom door by wedging his back against the wall and pushing his feet against the door. You can imagine the surprise my husband felt when he looked up and saw Roo sitting on the top of the door!

    Roo also loves to explore! Chinchillas hate being wet; they take baths in dust rather than water. But little Roo, the monster that he is, has made his way into the shower and the toilet several times, to his dismay! He looks so miserable when we are trying to dry him with the hair dryer! If you are looking for a fun, intelligent pet that will entertain you, yet is easy to care for, try a chinchilla! If it is anything like Roo, you will fall in love!

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