Monday, July 28, 2008
This is Taylor's pet chinchilla, Churro. He's very cute, cuddly and fun to watch bounce around the room. Taylor will let him out every couple of days so he can get exercise. He's learned he has to chinchilla proof the house first however. He can squeeze into tight spaces and hide there like...the stove, behind the fridge, the piano and the dryer. We've spent many times trying to coax him out with a ruler when he's broken free. He also can be a little destructive as we've found. This is what the wall looks like next to Churro's cage.
Apparently he takes bites out of the wall when he gets the chance. After a few times of Taylor letting him out of his cage this is what we saw on the ledge he likes to sit on. We thought we were doing a pretty good job shooing him away from the ledge but I guess he found a new chew toy. The other day I noticed that we were missing a piece off of the bottom button on the remote control. I figured the kids had dropped it and it broke. Well after the last time that Taylor let Churro out I noticed we were now missing all 3 of the bottom buttons. Churro is busted!