Friday, November 5, 2010

Chinchillas as Pets!!

My girlfriend and I went to PetCo today after a super-classy (but still super delicious) dinner at Culver's, and I saw an animal that you can keep as a pet that I honestly have never ever seen before!! A Chinchilla!! Their name is even cool!! Lol! They are like a mix between a squirrel, a rabbit, and a guinea pig. I absolutely want one so bad. They are expensive, but they live for up to 22 years, too!! They are also very tame and develop bonds with their owners, so they are pretty smart! You do have to have a fairly large cage though, and give them dust baths!!

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Anyone ever own one or seen one??

40 comments:

  1. It's the next best thing to buying her a chinchilla coat! :) They look bigger than hamsters for sure!

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  2. They certainly do have a long lifespan for their size.

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  3. Heh, I actually think it looks kinda cute

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  4. daw looks like a fun lil guy

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  5. I've seen some, but I've never owned one. These certainly look like they'd make interesting pets.

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  6. Do they bite? I want one, I also want a ferret, they are mega cute but bite like crazies muthas!

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  7. I have rats and they're awesome. Smart, playful and affectionate, don't even smell unless you let the cage get dirty.
    you can't get chinchilla's in aus unfortunately but I want one.

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  8. I hate rats and they look exactly like them so no thank you

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  9. That thing looks awesome. :) A dust bath?

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  10. i've seen a few.. very cute pets :P

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  11. I've known a few people who've owned these guys, they're pretty groovy.

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  12. ...... i think is rat ))))
    hate....

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  13. my buddy loves his, says they make awesome pets that love to cuddle

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  14. I had a gerbil...it died. I had a ceremony, buried it in the backyard in a mothball-lined box. That lasted all of one night before a cat/racoon/possum/chupacabra dug it up and took it away.

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  15. wow, that gives me something to think about

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  16. I want a coat made out of a chinchilla :D

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  17. its like a breed between a bunny and a rat

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  18. Imagine being stuck in a cage for 22 years :'(

    I hope you'd let him out every once in a while.

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  19. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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  20. you absolutely need to get that chinchilla and keep it for the 22 years. i bet after awhile it would basically follow you around. because yeah man, you gotta let it out of the cage. it needs to roam around.

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  21. Haha I have one of theese :) so cute

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  22. Don't know anyone with that kind of pet, they look funny :P

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  23. hehehe I don't like those kind of pets, but I'm sure that some girls find them cuuute! lol. And hey, I'm your 100th follower! let's party ^_^

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