We have recently adopted and rehomed many pets that couldn’t make it to stay with their families due to the mass emigration from Hong Kong.
This chinchilla is from a repatriating expat. She was so sad and couldn’t hold her tears when I picked him up. I hope this video will make her feel better when she misses him.
I can’t wait to let this new boy meet my chinchilla girl. They’re about the same age. I heard he’s never had a girlfriend before 🙂 My girl has never had a boyfriend either.
Among all the popular pet small mammals like hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, meerkats, prairie dogs, mongooses, skunks, raccoons, jerboas, gerbils, hedgehogs, ferrets, and sugar gliders, Chinchillas are one of the most sought-after exotic pets, especially in Asia. But ironically the climate here is way too hot for these fluff balls originally from the Andes mountains. We have to keep our chinchillas in rooms with AC on 24/7 together with other “cool” animals such as axolotls, many salamanders, mandarin rat snakes, impressed tortoises, fire snails, etc
My Neighbor Totoro the 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten made chinchillas known to many people. And, Minccino the Pokémon is a chinchilla. Did you know that?