If you’re a fan of squirrels, you’ll love Bobby, the two-year-old gray chinchilla. Weighing in at just over one pound, this lovable rodent is looking for a new home in Alexandria via the Animal Welfare League.
“Because of their thick fur, chinchillas don’t bathe, at least in water,” AWLA spokesperson Gina Hardter told ALXnow. “Instead, chinchillas should take dust baths several times a week to keep their coats clean.”
Since they’re rodents, chinchillas are herbivores and their teeth grow continuously. They are also nocturnal.
“Pet chinchillas who receive proper care can live 10 years or more,” Hardter said. “If you have questions about how to care for chinchillas, the team at the AWLA is happy to answer your questions.”
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