Whenever I try to introduce my chinchilla, Gary, to any of my friends or family, I swear the first question I always get is "does he bite?" Since chinchillas are fairly small in size it's easy to assume that they are going to be a nibbler or a biter. It's also true that chinchillas eat a lot and need to grind their teeth down on chew toys to stay healthy. So, I don't … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Bite? Do Chinchilla Bites Hurt?
When my partner and I moved in together we thought that we were going to be a single cat household. I was already bringing my cat Beau, and Beau was still having some difficulties getting along with my mom's cat, Walker. While there were some moments where the boys would watch over each other, sleep together and groom each other, you could still tell that Walker was … [Read more...] about Do Female Cats Get Along? Should I Get Male or Female Cats?
When we first took in our chinchilla, Gary, we didn't know very much about chinchillas. We pretty much only knew that they were small mammals that needed to eat a diet that consisted primarily of hay. I'll be honest, at the time I wasn't thinking about what taking care of a pet who ate a diet that consisted primarily of fibre really meant. It didn't take very long for me to … [Read more...] about How Much Do Chinchillas Poop? Should I be Worried?
Growing up, anytime anything was dirty my mom would grab a JCloth and give it a good rub down. If things had a spill or a mess, she would soap up a sponge and scrub a bit harder, making sure everything was clean. I'm sure everyone has heard about the importance of washing your hands after using the washroom, and everyone knows that you should take baths or showers often to … [Read more...] about Why Can’t Chinchillas Get Wet? How Do I Clean My Chinchilla?
Chances are if you're reading this post, you're a movie lover and popcorn fanatic. There's just something to eating popcorn while watching a movie that feels right, but while popcorn is a very tasty treat for humans, it's important to take a step back and question "how safe is popcorn for cats?" Our chinchilla, Gary, is a huge fan of popcorn, but even though organic … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Popcorn? Can Cats Choke on Popcorn?
As you may already know, last week I visited my sister and her husband in Portugal. While the whole trip was extremely exciting and honestly very relaxing, I have to say that my favourite part was witnessing the neighbourhood cat give birth to her babies. Well, that's not completely honest since I didn't get to actually watch her give birth as she had her kittens while we … [Read more...] about My First Experience with a Pregnant Cat Giving Birth (Cute Cat Story)
Ever take a look at your cat and think to yourself, did you just grow? I know there have been plenty of times that I've looked at our youngest cat, Kalista, and wondered to myself "did you ever grow to your full size or are you still growing?" Even though Kalista is over two years old, she is still fairly small in size and quite frankly she's smaller than all of the … [Read more...] about When Is a Cat Full Grown? What Age Do Cats Stop Growing?
It's been a while since I last had the opportunity to chase the cats around the apartment and get photos of them doing the things they do best (which pretty much means watching them lay around and do nothing!) (This blog is going to feature all the photos I took of Beau since there were way too many of all of the pets to upload into one post. Much more to come!) This past … [Read more...] about Leaving Our Cats & Chinchilla with My Mother for over a Week (Loads of Cute Cat Photos)
Whenever you draw a cat what's one part of the cat you never forget to draw? Probably their adorable little noses and their even cuter whiskers. Something you may not know is that cats actually have whiskers on more places than just their noses. Cats have whiskers above their eyes, on their chins, and on their front legs. Whiskers are essential to every cat. Simply put, … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Lose Their Whiskers? Is Something Wrong?
These past two weekends my partner and I have been taking steps to make our apartment more homely and well... more organized! I would be a liar if I ever said that we fully moved in when we moved almost a year ago, especially because some of our things were still in boxes, lots of things didn't have homes to live in, and truthfully both of us were fairly embarrassed … [Read more...] about Kalista Has a New Favourite Place to Spend the Day (Cute Cat Story)