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Gizmo

Long-Tailed Chinchilla

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

1/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

5/5

Health

1/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

3/5

Anxious furry friend

By

75023, Italy

Posted Oct 10, 2016

I thought chinchillas would make an excellent pet and look incredibly cute and cuddly...when in fact they don't like to be touched and prefer it if you look and leave them alone. They're beautiful looking creatures but get incredibly stressed and if you try to tame them by handling them regularly - their hair can fall out due to the stress. Not what I expected and perhaps not the perfect pet for children. Need a quiet home and I think they're better in pairs, and more for show than cuddling. A bit disappointed and was desperate to cuddle them.

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