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February 11, 2008

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Chilly, the Pet of the Day
Name: Chilly
Age: Four years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Standard Gray Chinchilla
Home: Ventura, California, USA
   Chilly is the sweetest little chinchilla I have ever known. She is my first chinchilla and I just love her to death! She gets so excited when someone walks into the room and will sit in a corner with her paws out begging for attention. She is very friendly except when you try to take her out. She will squawk until you close the cage door because she just does not like to come out. Once she is out, though, she's fine.

    Her favorite time is snack time! She enjoys raisins, almonds, papayas, pinenuts, popcorn, sunflower seeds, and much more. When she does come out she has such a good time. She bounces off walls and is just a ball of joy! She is not trained, except she knows "treats". Yes, you can train a chinchilla but probably not Chilly. She doesn't listen and won't sit still. One of her nicknames is "Silly Willy Walnut Head" because sometimes she will get these little bursts of energy and just run really fast around the cage. She has been known to get into things. She has jumped into the toilet (no, chinchillas can't swim). She has stayed under my couch for four hours. She knows how to open the cage door and she knows how to open one door in my house. I hope you have enjoyed hearing about my critter as much as I enjoy having her!

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