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!!