||Ten, Nine months old|
||Bloomington, Indiana, USA|
and Orville love playing together, snuggling, and arguing over who
gets what toy. They make lots of fuss about this, but no one is ever
injured, other than feeling get hurt! They seem to prefer being mushed
together as close as possible, which is funny to see! They also like to
groom knuckles, fingertips and their Dad's beard stubble.
We can always tell them apart. Wally has a more pointy face and slanted
eyes. Orville is more round in the eyes, face and body.
We got Orville from a breeder. We picked him out when he was two weeks old.
When we brought him home a month later, he seemed so lonely. We knew
chinchillas were social animals, so we found Wally at a discounted price
from another breeder. When we introduced them, they got along immediately.
Neither had ever really lived alone and they were both young so that helped.
Wally is more shy than Orville and it took him a few months to warm up to
us. Orville has always been social and fearless. They are both very sweet
though, and friendly towards people.
They like to watch TV and run on their Chin Spin in their three-level Ferret
Nation cage. Whenever they hear the rustle of a bag, they come running to
the doors of their cage to get a rosehip or a chew stick. Their favorite
part of the week is playtime when they get dust baths!
View more images of Wally, Orville!
Talk about today's pet in Pet Talk!