Connecticut, United States
Posted Jul 15, 2016
We got Cotton from a friend who could no longer foster her. She had been very timid and untrusting at first due to her previous accommodations. They had a cat who constantly tried to tug on her tail and a dog that made incredibly loud noises. Chinchilla's have hearing very similar to humans, so loud-abrupt noises were very frightening for her.
After a few yogurt treats and play sessions, she became super friendly and lovable. She loved kisses on her nose and would smile when you tickled underneath her chin. Of course, she would also nip me every now and again. Later, I learned you're not supposed to feed a chin through bars for that very reason. Otherwise, she was very well behaved and clean.
After going into college, I had to give Cotton to another home that would be able to take care of her. It was really saddening to see her go, but what was done had to be done and she's in really good hands now.