Tuesday, 3 June 2008
This is George, a Chinchilla. He is fairly new to our family. He came to stay with us for his holidays whilst his family were, away for three weeks in Australia. When they returned, they asked if we would like to keep him.
Chinchillas are more active at night, but George regularly comes out for a run around the house during the day. I have tried to photograph him when he is loose, but he run too fast.
He loves raisins, though they are rationed. Too many would upset his tummy. Chinchillas don't like water, but we get special sand which he uses for cleaning himself.