It's been about a year since we adopted Gary and let me start off by saying that time has really flown. Since we don't actually know how old Gary is or when his birthday is we've chosen to celebrate Gary's birthday on his "gotchya day." The first year with Gary has had such a large learning curve. While not everything has been easy and it has involved a lot of googling … [Read more...] about Having Gary, Our Chinchilla, for a Year (Loads of Chinchilla Pictures)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As you may already be aware, last week we experienced a big scare with Gary, our Chinchilla, when we noticed he had a bloodshot eye and an eye ulcer. It has almost been a full week since we got the proper diagnoses from the vet and I'm happy to report that Gary seems to be doing a whole lot better, although he is still not … [Read more...] about Gary, Our Chinchilla, Is Doing Much Better
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, There isn't ever a dull day in the Pets Overload home and yesterday night was no different. Although all of our pets have been doing well, we just experienced a medical scare with Gary. As we were cleaning Gary's cage last night we noticed that he was squinting his right eye. I picked him up immediately and peeled back his eyelid to see … [Read more...] about Gary, My Chinchilla, Has Bloodshot Eyes and an Eye Ulcer
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Some weeks you just get extremely lucky and get two days off of work because the weather is just so bad. That week was this week. I got to spend the time with all of my furry babies and man, oh man was I ever grateful for it. These past two days, Kalista has been getting even more attached to me than usual. She's been spending about … [Read more...] about Taking Some Time Just to Be Grateful for My Pets (Cute Cat & Chinchilla Story with Pictures)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, I've already admitted to how hard it can be to bond with small mammals such as Chinchillas, but today has marked a big step for me in the Pets Overload household. As mentioned in the past, I've been working at bonding with Gary and he previously started recognizing our voices, but most recently he's been getting very excited anytime I … [Read more...] about Gary Is Excited to See Me (Cute Chinchilla Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It has officially been 2 years since I started the Pets Overload blog and I cannot thank you enough for all of the support you have shown our family over the year. This year has been a huge one for our family especially with our new additions Kalista and Gary, as well as with the focus on writing some more serious articles since Beau got … [Read more...] about Thank You For An Amazing 2018!
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, As mentioned previously, although Chinchillas are very affectionate, I feel like we haven't fully bonded with Gary. He still gets startled whenever we try to pick him up, although I will also admit that he seems to slowly be getting more used to us. I've been trying to make sure to take some time to sit next to Gary and talk to him … [Read more...] about Trying my Best to Bond with Gary (Cute Chinchilla Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Although not common, we've had run-ins with runaway pets. While I would normally take every "runaway experience" very seriously, this one is a bit sweet... in an odd way. A few months ago I woke up, fed the cats, fed the fish and started getting ready for my day. You see, I have to stay with the cats as they eat, so I usually make myself … [Read more...] about My Partner Left Our Chinchilla’s Cage Open… (Cute Chinchilla Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Ever since we got Gary I've been going on a spiral of research trying to learn more about Chinchillas, where they come from and what their natural habitat is like. I thought some of you might be interested, so here are some of the coolest facts I've learned! 1. Chinchillas Are Native to the South American Andes Mountains Chinchillas … [Read more...] about 36 Most Interesting Facts About Chinchillas in the Wild
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, A while back I was really curious as to how high cats jump, but this week I've been more curious to see how high Chinchillas jump. Since Chinchillas are known to be jumpers (as they're native to mountain living) could these small creatures jump higher than our fine furry friends? Well, let's break it down and see! Short Answer The average … [Read more...] about How High Do Chinchillas Jump? Do They Jump Higher than Cats?