FIFI [my wildcard!] AKA Feef, Fluff-Monster
Mosaic, Born 08/21/2013, approximately 700 grams
Role in Playtime Kingdom? Hyper, speeding fluff bullet! Aside from zooming around, she’ll also try and find any corner to bury her adorable face in. In a way, she’s like the speedy prisoner of the kingdom, but only because she created that role for herself in her own mind. Most of the time, she scares herself!
Favorite Hiding Place? Any tight space, far from the reach of humans. She enjoys following her sister Lulu around during playtime, but will be the first to dart behind any object at the first hint of feeling threatened (i.e. any soft, meandering human shuffle will warrant a disappearance)!
Physical Capability? Fast as a speeding Fifi! This darling will bolt, squirm, wriggle, jump, and burrow like every day is her last. Her strength is her awesome speed, followed by some wall surfing. Her physical capability comes from her level of personal anxiety – I know this because she comes from a sweet home, has the sweetest sister, and has a sweet mom that spoils her at every turn (me!). Despite her loving conditions, Fifi has a sometimes frustrating attitude that attempts to antagonize every situation before even reading it!
Vocal? She’ll bark if she’s in her cage, because she never wants to come out for weighing, dusting, or playtime – but when she’s out, she’s really quite sweet.
Human Cuddle Status? Trust is a problem with Fifi, unlike her loving sister. So, she gets all her cuddles in with Lulu in the cage.
Favorite Way to Be Picked Up? Not applicable! Fifi hates being picked up, but if imperative, it would be by the torso and base of the tail – just like Lulu.
Intelligence? Unknown. I believe Fifi is intelligent, but it’s clouded behind her anxiety and fear. Such a shame! I hope that over time – I’m talking years and being hopeful in that sentiment – she’ll be able to relax and come to terms with the fact that she’s always very safe with mom.
Is She Compatible with Other Chinchillas? Not really. She’s a sweetheart with her sister, but she’s too unstable to trust with any other chinchilla.
Ready for a Photo Shoot? No.. you’ll notice a lot of Fifi’s photos are either taken while she’s in the cage or having a very rare calm moment – although this lady is extremely photogenic when she’s able to be captured!
Love to Dust? She’ll give it a roll or two, but she’s not crazy about dusting.
Three Words/Phrases to Sum Up Her Personality? Beauty and the Beast, Speedy Feefzales, Drama Queen 😀
Next Week.. Koko Bear!
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Haha wow, she’s a lot like my Koko (but not like your Koko) in that she also has high anxiety. I don’t know from what though and I don’t really have any history on her. She’s neurotic about everything and hates/fears most chinchillas. My first girl Pippa took her under her wing and Koko bonded instantly to her, to the exclusion of all others. No one else is even allowed to go near Pippa without Koko flying to her defense and wrapping her arms around her in a show of possession. She also used to bite out of fear but a lot of patience seems to be paying off after more than 2 years. Still a headcase though. Right after I got her I took her to the vet for a suspected respiratory infection. Turned out she was just hyperventilating
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Aww, well it’s good to know that at least Koko made a good friend in Pippa (and that she has recovered from her infection!). I have NO idea what Fifi would do without her sister! She’s an overall anomaly, but I do hear of many owners experiencing the same type of chin. I’m positive she hasn’t had a stressful past, nor a stressful future, and she’s perfectly healthy.. It must be a personality thing! 😛
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