||Four years old|
||New Orleans, Louisiana, USA|
sleeping photo below is my favorite picture of my chinchilla Tami.
I love this photo because it shows how totally relaxed she is in
her cage, stretched out in her hammock and dreaming sweet dreams. I hope you
find her as adorable as I do!
Tami is literally my heart that lives outside of my body. She is precocious,
gregarious and occasionally obnoxious, but she is also a sweetheart and I just
adore her. She "talks" to me during playtime, hooting softly while climbing
all over me, and she likes to give me kisses through the bars of her cage
during the day.
Tami is classified as a pink/white. That is the correct term for her coloring
in the breeding world. She has the attitude of a Princess (DIVA) and that is
why we always call her Princess Tamikins. She expects everyone to cater to her
every whim, which means we have spoiled her rotten since day one! I once saw
her run into a table leg while out playing, and instead of going around it,
she stood there and made "kacking" noises at the leg, as if to tell it to get
out of her way!
Before she had a cagemate, her favorite game used to be antagonizing my other
pair of girls by bouncing off the side of their cage. You can see her doing
that in a video on my YouTube channel. Now that she has Evie to keep her
company, she just hops around playing with her toys while out. All of my
chinchillas enjoy climbing all over me at playtime, so I try to lay on the
floor with them for at least half an hour a night. They have to inspect my
clothes and hair, sniff my ears and, and chew on my glasses for me. It's a
ritual that they really enjoy. And on good days, I get whisker kisses from
If anyone is interested in learning more about keeping chinchillas
as pets, I invite you to visit my website
where you can learn all about them. You can also see
Tami on Youtube.
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