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March 14, 2010

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Gizmo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Gizmo
Age: One year, four months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Greenwich, New York, USA
 
   Hello!

    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 animal!

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