It was a stormy night. I walked into the breeder’s den, and let my heart decide. Mittenmaus was the first chinchilla I ever held, and his fur was like an ocean of softness exploding into diffused light. He was softer than any other fabric, fur, or object I’d ever touched before, and I held him close. He struggled to escape.
Several years and five chinchillas later, we’re residing in the self-declared “Haus of Maus” (AKA my apartment in the upper west side of New York City). I am fully enjoying my busy life with these incredible little animals. Capable of living upwards of 20 years depending on genetics and care, chinchillas are no small responsibility. Their bodies require specific temperatures, foods, and environments – on top of all that, they have strong personalities that require intellectual and physical stimulation on a consistent basis. They’re no run-of-the-mill crepuscular rodents, that’s for sure! Read all about Chinchilla Basics here!
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