Off topic, but since we are all animal experienced... Does anyone have any experience with Chinchillas (the live ones, not granny's coat). Hubby is looking into it, but I'm not convinced. Looks like they poop a lot and need dust baths, etc. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
I've never had Chinchillas, but for furry animals as pets, I feel like you can't beat a rabbit. Breed choice makes a big difference in temperment, though I'm sure there are some individual differences. I had them (New Zealand Reds and Black Dutch) as a boy and they were not well tamed, but when my oldest was a teen she got a pair of Angoras and they were the best rabbits ever. They didn't breed much (the buck had a hard time figuring out which end was which and made the doe a bit indignant), but we had a few litters and every baby was so sweet and gentle also. I miss them and wholeheartedly recommend them for pets.