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August 5, 2003

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Chia, the Pet of the Day
Name: Chia
Age: Eight months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Hairless Rat
Home: Massachusetts, USA
   Chia was saved from a pet store tank with a lot of other rats squashed in with her. I held her and she was so cute, I just had to have her. I was a bit worried because her eye was very dry and it looked like she might lose it. She was very tiny, about the size of a mouse. I took her home and gave her a big cage and lots of yogie treats, now look at her. She's quite the piggie!

    Chia is a very bouncy girl! She loves life, I think it's because she knows she was rescued from that horrible tank. She likes wrestling with people's hands and running back and forth on the couch. You can literally toss her across the couch and she'll bounce back to you. She absolutely loves treats! Yogies and Toob Snax are her favorite. She needs to be kept warmer than my other rats because she has no hair. I once even made her a little jacket, she didn't find it too amusing though. She is very special to me because I never realized that an animal could tell when they were saved, you can definitely tell she knows... and I love her.

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