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September 16, 2005

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Trixie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Trixie
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Rochester, New York, USA
   Hello. I would like to introduce you to Trixie, our lovely ten-month-old chinchilla girl. She came to live with us in January of this year.

    She is a pretty interesting character. Trixie lives in a very large cage, with ramps and perches, co she can run and jump all over. We have also installed a wheel for her to get some more exercise, as chins are very active. An interesting note, is that chins do not take water baths, instead they bathe in fine dust, or lava ash. It sure looks fun!

    The photo is of Trixie enjoying a snack of some of her timothy hay. Notice how she holds it in her hands while she eats. While she is a happy, funny, bouncy chinchilla, she is also very delicate and ladylike sometimes, as you can see!

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