||One year, four months old|
||Greenwich, New York, USA|
I want to take the time to tell you about my Chinchilla, Gizmo! His
nickname is Peanut and handsome man. He gets excited and 'popcorns' when
you say it in a high pitched voice which always makes me laugh. He is a
year and four months old and is truly an amazing animal. When he was
three months old, he had to have an emergency amputation on his front
left leg after a unfortunate accident. He had several infections after
wards (turns out he was allergic to his stitches) and he also has an
amputated toe, due to an infection caused by a potential immune system
problem at the time. He never once lost his spirits through his health
problems. He kept bright eyed, played hard, and loved even harder during
all of it.
BUT, these handicaps certainly do not slow him down.
He is fast and runs on his wheel like he is training for a marathon! He
is full of life, more than any animal, or person for that matter that
I've seen. He is extremely smart also. He knows all the sounds to his
different treat bags. He'll drop what he's doing, run to his perch, grab
the bars with his little hand and sit patiently. I've successfully
taught him to "give mommy a kiss," which I love! He's truly an amazing
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