||Five years old|
||Mountain View, California, USA|
Esquire! Born and raised in Rhode Island, Esquire recently embarked
on a cross-country adventure when she and her family relocated to the
California Bay Area. She (yes, she!) is a very good little girl who
easily allows herself to be picked up and to be held (which for a
chinchilla, is quite a feat!). Life hasn't always been easy for Esquire.
For the last few years she has suffered from malocclusions, a tooth
disorder resulting in sharp points on teeth and painful ulcers on the
mouth and tongue. She's been a tough little trooper though, bravely
facing vets and withstanding surgeries that would wear down even the
toughest Great Dane.
Though her tooth pain can sometimes bring her down, Esquire finds solace
in the company of her good friend and cage-mate Elliot (also a girl).
Despite the occasional spat, Esquire and Elliot live together in almost
perfect harmony. Their favorite activity is snuggling in their leopard
print hammock after playtime in the bathroom. Here Esquire is pictured
sitting in our bookcase, catching her breath before another lap around