Im a leader yall on some followin shit
we cleaned his cage so he was put in gay baby jail
I have some amazing supplies coming for my cage so that I can post another photo of my cage after it’s all set up! I can’t wait to do some chinnie interior design. :3
MY NEW FLOOF (^.^)
After Titan died I wasn’t truly sure if I wanted another chinchilla. They’re great, but his death really hit me hard and I wasn’t sure if I could go through it again regardless of the joy I had in owning him. For some reason in February I had this random feeling nagging at me, a feeling of me truly wanting another one. I promised myself that I would go through a breeder in the event of me ever somehow having another. For anyone who doesn’t know, I got Titan from a pet store (a local one near me that closed down last year).
I don’t feel like he was physically mistreated there, but he went through a lot while at the store. Many hobby breeders will take pride in the health and wellbeing of their animals. While searching for a new furry friend, I came across a couple of rehoming offers that seemed pretty tempting while waiting to hear back from a breeder. In all honesty, I would love nothing more than to rescue all the chinchillas in shifting home situations or in an animal shelter. I was getting frustrated as to why I didn’t hear back from the breeders in a couple of days and almost went for the rehoming offers but I’m glad that I didn’t.
The next morning I checked my e-mail and a breeder that lives 1 hour and 35 minutes away from me told me she had a baby chinchilla for sale. The baby was born on Valentine’s Day. It seemed so perfect because that’s the day before me and my boyfriend’s anniversary so I found that a comforting sign. In the past I’ve had dreams of my old chinnie, so I feel like this is almost like him letting me know it’s okay to move on. ^ - ^
I have four weeks left until I can pick him up and I’m so excited to meet my new little dark ebony chinnie son. (Fun fact: I haven’t owned a Standard Grey or a female chinchilla yet. I guess I seem to have a thing for mutation colored males. f^_^;) Here’s a photo of him from my breeder.
Tips Before Owning a Chinchilla From Personal Experience
- Get informed! Join an online community such as Chins-n-Hedgies, or Facebook Groups regarding chinchilla parenting. There are many experienced chinchilla breeders and owners that can assist you. I constantly ask questions, even if just for a second opinion from someone.
- Be financially prepared. When I had Titan I was working part-time and I didn’t have the means to splurge on the fancy stuff like I can now. Save the money you’ll need for the animal and all your supplies.
- Don’t always think the pet stores have the greatest options for supplies. I know some people that really enjoy items from big chain stores like Petco and PetSmart, and that’s fine. Personally, I’m not a fan of how they treat their animals so I don’t shop there. I prefer to shop from people who have experience with chinchillas and make their own toys and cage necessities. Many items that are sold in these big stores aren’t really chinchilla safe even if there’s a photo of a chinnie on it.
- Jump in! The best way to learn is by doing. You will make mistakes. It’s okay. I’ve made many when it comes to caring for these cuties but have rectified them. Making mistakes makes you a better owner in the long run. ^ ^
I love my little ball of fluff 🧸❤️
Pikachu is supposed to be an electric mouse but he’s way too big to be a mouse so I say he’s actually a chinchilla
For anyone who may need to here this right now