|Say Hello to my Little Friends...
||[Sep. 12th, 2003|11:50 am]
|||||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?)