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?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Adopting a Chinchilla was one of my favourite decisions to make so far. As our tagline is "watch our house turn into a zoo" I've made it my mission to take in any surrenders that I can. The first few days of having Gary I was terrified I was doing everything wrong. We already had a sad experience with Twitch, our hamster who passed away … [Read more...] about Dust Baths with Gary our Chinchilla (Cute Chinchilla Story)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, There are a lot of pet care tips you can choose to follow to help spoil your pet, although it's important to be able to decipher which tips are absolute necessities are which are just nice to do. So? Is it an absolute necessity to give Chinchillas dust baths? Do they actually get dirty in their cage and dust the dust actually help or am I … [Read more...] about Do Chinchillas Need Dust Baths? Are They Necessary or Can I Skip Them?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, This week I was able to get a number of photos of our little ones and my, my some of them are absolutely adorable! Starting off the Saga strong with these two cuddle bugs sleeping together in the same bed! How cute, eh? The sweetest thing is, they did it all by themselves and I didn't even notice they did it at first! <3 Loving how … [Read more...] about Cats Are You Sleeping Together Again? (Cat, Chinchilla & Betta Fish Photos)
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, You may already know from my previous posts that it can be difficult to find toys that your small mammal will want to chew on. So, I started looking for new toys for Gary and even compiled a list of my favourite Chinchilla Chew Toys and at the time I wasn't so certain about my feelings towards Lava Ledges, but let me tell you they are … [Read more...] about REVIEW: Kaytee Lava Ledge
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Sorry about the radio silence these past few days... well, this past week! I couldn't even remember the last time I wrote because we were too busy with moving and we didn't have internet for about 5 days. So, I'm going to take this post fairly easy and ease myself back into the daily posting, but here's what's going on... As you already … [Read more...] about We’ve Moved… Again!
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, We had a mini-scare last week with Gary. He had been sneezing quite a bit, which tends to fatal symptom for a lot of Chinchillas. As soon as I noticed how much he was sneezing I immediately called our new vet, who said there was nothing they could do to him because they didn't deal with exotics. They happily gave me some numbers to call, but … [Read more...] about A Little Scare with Gary (Our Chinchilla Wouldn’t Stop Sneezing)