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October 21, 2011

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Chloe, the Pet of the Day
Name: Chloe
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Massachusetts, USA
   Chloe is a female chinchilla who I purchased a little over one and a half years ago. She is about three years old, but she's been through a few owners, so I don't have any proof of her age. She currently lives in my bedroom in Massachusetts.

    Chloe is awesome. She's cute and weird. I got her by coincidence on my 23rd birthday while I was attending college. I really wanted to get an animal as I've always had pets and I was missing having animals around. Once I moved out of the dorms, I started looking into it. I had never seen a chinchilla before in my life and to this day Chloe is the only chin I've met in person. I knew what chinchillas were but didn't know much about their care. I don't know what compelled me to decide to get a chin, but the more research I did, the more I wanted her.

    I even built Chloe her own cage and she loves to run around at top speed and popcorn in it every night...very loudly! Chloe is like most chinchillas. I try to explain to people who don't own chins that when she plays and is active, it's basically like watching a squirrel! The one exception is scritches - I can pretty much stop her in her tracks with them. She tolerates being held and is actually pretty good (she even let my friend's four-year-old hold her without fussing) with people. She will hop in my hands and climb my arms if I put my arms in her cage for a moment, but otherwise would rather use me as a bouncing board more than anything else.

    Her favorite thing to do in the world is chew ... on anything! She also loves coming out of her cage to run around but utilizes her cage as a running surface as well. She literally bounces off the walls and I've even seen her climb the bars a few times! Chloe also really like running in her wheel. She will come up to the cage door whenever I go in the room and it's nice to be greeted by her when coming home from work every day.

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