||One year old|
||Dark Standard Chinchilla|
||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
is my first chinchilla, although I always wanted one. After the
heartbreaking loss of my elderly kitty in January of this year, I was terribly
lonely and it seemed like a good time to let a new friend into my life. I saw
Sebastian in a local pet store and after that he was all I could think about.
I did as much research as I could about chinchillas and their needs, and made
up my mind to go back and adopt him. I'm so glad I did, he cheers me up
whenever I feel gloomy, and I love him like a proud mama. I'm sure my friends
and family are tired of hearing about every cute thing he does!
Sebastian can be a moody little guy, maybe he's going through his teenage
phase! My boyfriend and I have to just leave him alone sometimes when he feels
bitey and kacky (a "go away" noise chinchillas make). Usually, though, he'll
come to me when I open his cage to be petted, hoping I'll give him a rose hip
or apple twig, his favorite. He loves coming out to play and have his dust
bath in the bathroom. He jumps around happily popcorning and wall surfing,
taking breaks to have his bath or sit on my head.
His cage is in front of a mirror, and my boyfriend and I tell him he's
narcissistic for sleeping facing his reflection. He spends most of the day
sleeping that way or in his hammock. In the evening and night he spends most
of his time running on his Chin Spin and tossing things out of his cage for me
to vacuum up in the morning. He makes up for it by sticking his sweet little
nose out of his bars for me to smooch! I can never be irritated at that face!
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