That peculiar creature with cute little arms, perky ears and a squirrely tail is none other than a chinchilla

That peculiar creature with cute little arms, perky ears and a squirrely tail is none other than a chinchilla

Guinea pig – um – squirrel? No! Chinchillas make amazing pets and have some eccentric behaviors to match their eccentric appearance. Here’s a look some common “chin” behaviors.

1. Twilight Fan

For chinchillas, day is night and night is day – as in, their normal sleep cycle has them sleeping most of the day and awake from dusk until dawn. (more…)