||Four years old|
||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
is Hera, she is a mosaic chinchilla. I saw an ad online for her and
her cage as her owners had a lot of other pets and wanted to downsize. I
fell in love with her right away. I already had two chinchillas and decided
that I was ready for another one. So I contacted the people and found out a
bit of history on her. She had been living with a mate and even had been a
mother but her mate died and she was lonely.
They were so happy to find her a home that they dropped her off at my
house. I found out pretty fast that Hera is a loud chinchilla and barks a
lot. She makes a lot of noise!! Morning, noon and night! I have learned to
live with the sound of her barking and I always wondered if that's why they
really wanted to find her another home.
Hera loves to sleep in her daybed. She doesn't like tubes or hammocks and
has managed to figure out how to fold the pillow in her daybed in half to
suit her. Her favorite treats are rosehips, cheerios, oats and apple pomace
chunks and at the top of her list is apple twigs. She can also go through a
lava bite in minutes.
Hera doesn't like to be mauled too much but I can carry her around with not
too much protest. She loves coming out for playtimes and runs around her
Best of all, she loves getting scritches under her chin. She lifts her leg
up and turns her head.
I refer to her as the Princess. She is truly the diva of the chin room and
likes to keep her cage in just a certain way. She doesn't like a messy cage
and takes care of her toys and everything must stay in the same spot. My
boyfriend says she looks like a snowball. I think she's cuter!
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