Chinchillas… the Perfect Pet?

Recently, I started living with my Dad. One of the first rules he laid down was the good ole’ pets rule. He said, “No cats, dogs, or anything that will messy the house up,”. That gave me some good guide lines to follow while looking for a new pet to purchase.

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I did a whole bunch of research on smaller animals. I figured something that could live in a cage would be best. That’s when I came across chinchillas. Pictured above is my 7 month old chinchilla, Myles. I bought him from a chinchilla breeder here in my hometown (I got really lucky!). There are many things I love about chinchillas. For one, they don’t smell. I clean Myles’s cage about once a week, sometimes I let it go a little longer if I get super busy, but even then you would never know I had a animal in my room. Second, they are literally like holding a cloud. It’s the first thing everyone says. Chinchillas are super soft. The third thing I love about chinchillas is how low maintenance they are. With my job, I’m not home a lot of the time, so I can’t always be there to take him out. Unlike other animals, chinchillas have fun being by themselves, but they do like to get out of the cage when they can.

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Chinchillas I think can be a perfect match for most people, but here are a few things to know. They HATE the heat! They are from the Himalayan mountains so they like the cold. In fact, if they are in temperatures past 80, they will overheat, and most likely die. So, if you keep your house warm, then either a Chinchilla is not for you or turn down the thermostat! Second, if you want a cuddly little animal that will snuggle every night, a Chinchilla is not for you. They are active little animals, always on the move. I usually take Myles out in the morning and bring him into bed with me. He’ll usually just run around my bed, play under my sheets, and jump onto the side table next to my bed. Another thing to keep in mind is that they are nocturnal animals. That’s not to say they won’t play during the day, though. I can take Myles out at any part of the day and he’ll play with me, but at night he is VERY active, especially on his wheel. They are super low cost animals. I usually buy him a big bag of bedding which will last me months, a medium size bag of food which lasts me about 2 months, a few chew toys, some snacks and other accessories. All in all, its about $20 a month, (IF that) aside from the months you’ll have to buy bedding, which will be about every 6 months to a year, depending on the size bag of bedding you get. Starting off, chinchillas are priced by color. Some chinchillas have “rare” colors of fur, so they are more expensive. I got Myles for $150. Cages run all types of prices. I usually see decent ones for around $200.

I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of chinchillas. They are very cool little pets which you will love and cherish forever. They can live for up to 20 years, so many years of loving! Let me know if you own a chinchilla, or are getting ready to purchase one. As always, feel free to get ahold of me on my twitter (@ikevinreardoni). Below I’m posting a video of Myles playing!

See ya on the flip side

-K

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About Kevin

Hey! 

I’m Kevin. I’m 21 and currently reside in Woodstown NJ. I work at 93.3 WMMR, a radio station in Philadelphia PA. I’m also a drummer. I enjoy recording bands in my studio, video editing, photography, playing video games and hanging out with friends. I’m a proud owner of a Chinchilla, his name is Myles. I hope to have a large variety of things for you to look forward to in my blogs. I’ll be posting alot of videos for your enjoyment, some serious some not. I’ll also be posting some of my photography among many other things. I’m really into gadgets, so you’ll find me posting reviews of new things i’m testing out. I’m a Apple fanatic and own a number of Apple products, no I will not argue platforms with you, but, I will give you my opinions! I like to meet lots of new people so feel free to contact me on my Twitter: ikevinreardoni Also feel free to follow me on Instagram: ikevinreardoni ….are you noticing a pattern yet? haha. I post frequently, so get ahold of me! 

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-K 

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About Shevin

Hey, we’re Shevin. 

Shevin is a mixture of the two writers names, Shane and Kevin. We are two guys from Woodstown NJ. Both of us being deeply involved in music and having hardcore interest in sports, video games, movies, tv shows and various other random things. We hope to entertain you as we’ll be sharing many things that we do on any given day and we’ll be posting videos daily. We plan to have daily things for you to look forward to like “The Daily Blitz” “App of the Week” “A+ Artist” “Song of the Week” “Interesting Stories” “Myles Corner” and whatever else we come up with. We’ll explain what each of those daily blogs will consist of later. Thanks for checking us out and stay posted!Image