||Ten months old|
||Sussex, New Jersey, USA|
was born in the middle of November '09, so he's about ten and a half
months old now. He's a violet male with lots of personality. With my
daughter, if she's too touchy with his stuff, he also has a dominant
personality. She is three and a half and her name is Piper.
I originally bought Sunny as a pet that the both of us would take care of
together (she could help feed him, give him hay, and his 1 treat a day) but
now she just does the treat, she's not interested in the rest for the time
being. She loves him, though, and calls him her little brother. She also named
him - I let her do that. I would've done something like Dusty, but she wanted
Sun, so it became Sunny. We've already collaborated on the chins name we'll
adopt in the near future-it will be Flip-Flop, because in the beginning, Sunny
reminded me of my ex's name, Sonny - that wore off after a few months, though.
I bought Sunny from a breeder in Pennsylvania about two hours from me. I fell in
love with his picture, as did Piper, and then when we met him in person-I was
hooked immediately and couldn't imagine not bringing him home. Now that I have
him, he's like my second, super hairy child! He's so smart and tricky, but
because of his huge, occasionally dominant personality, I'll be careful if I
do introduce a new chinchilla to him. I'll just take it super slow and
hopefully he'll be too happy to have another fur-ball buddy to play with, he
won't care that he'll be sharing a cage. Sunny is a special friend.
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