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Kurt Onstad

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Say Hello to my Little Friends... [Sep. 12th, 2003|11:50 am]
Kurt Onstad
[Current Mood |kawaii]
[Current Music |the skitter skatter of little feet]

So, I made a decision a few weeks ago that I needed more affection in my life, but that I wasn't going to be getting it in any sort of stable form from any of my current relationships. So, I decided to get a pet. After much research, I found that Chinchillas were the best pet for both me and my current living situation. They're quiet and odorless (two conditions Reed had for adding a pet to my room), and they're small enough to fit in my room. Also, they're damn cute!

Originally, my plan was to use the paycheck that I got Wednesday to buy all of the equipment I need for having a Chin (cage, water bottle, food dish, dustbath house, and so on. Total on that would be anywhere from $100-$200, depending on how much I splurged on the cage...), and that the following month I would actually buy the Chin itself (one Chinchilla can cost as little as $70, or as much as $350 or more. $150 is fairly typical...). Then, one of the people I mentioned my plan to, Michelle, told me that she knew a Chinchilla breeder, and could get me in contact with her. I said, "Great!" When I got the note telling me how much everything would be, I was amazed. A full-sized cage, water bottle, first month of food, and two Chins (yes, two), all for a total of $125. Needless to say, I said "Yes."

So, yesterday after work, I picked up my two new additions, along with their cage and such, then spent another $90 at the pet store getting the rest of what they need (shavings for the cage floor, exercise wheel, dustbath house, etc.).

If I had a digital camera, this would be where an LJ-cut would go showing you Evander and the other guy. (I still haven't come up with a name for the younger of the two. Evander, the older, got into a fight with another male at one point, and lost some chunks from his ear.) Anyone with a camera want to come over and see them in person (and take some pictures?)

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2003-09-12 12:14 pm (UTC)
The next chance I get, I'll bring my digi-cam over and we'll do a photo shoot.
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[User Picture]From: pottertilly
2003-09-12 12:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Kurt! Can't wait to see how they look! :)
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From: jellyan
2003-09-12 01:13 pm (UTC)
chinchillas are so *soft*
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2003-09-12 04:10 pm (UTC)

The trick is timing.

Guess Rich and I are racing. :-)
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[User Picture]From: astridsdream
2003-09-12 09:09 pm (UTC)
Yay for cute soft pets!
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[User Picture]From: ka0
2003-09-12 09:37 pm (UTC)
I wonder if chinchillas are as good as guinea pigs...
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[User Picture]From: shironiku
2003-09-13 12:39 am (UTC)

as good as guinea pigs?

As good for what????

Kurt, keep this winged pig guy away from your new pets.
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