Saturday, August 29, 2009

Of foxes and chinchillas

Along with having Gizmo, we breed chinchillas too. Well, one time when Gizmo was still very little (I'd say maybe 12 weeks?) my mom gave Gizmo a peanut out of the chinchilla food mix, and he absolutely loved it. It got to the point that whenever you fed the chinchillas, he'd be sitting right there whining and begging and (if he could manage it) stealing mouthfuls of chinchilla food.

Thus was born the rule that you're not allowed to feed the fox peanuts out of the chinchilla bowls.

Problem is, nobody told the "Don't give the fox peanuts" rule to our one 'chilla, Eddie.

Now Gizmo will still sit outside the chinchilla cage and whine and beg, and Eddie hands him peanuts through the bars. It's the funniest thing to watch. Unfortunately, I haven't managed to get him on film yet.

(Oh, by the way, the little premature 'chilla is doing fine. He's started to climb the bars of his cage, and other than being tiny, is acting completely normal and healthy.)

(Picture Taken On: August 24, 2009)

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