Friday, February 22, 2013

Free Roaming

Bizzie & Freeney talking

Freeney climbing my computer
      It's been too long since I've posted. We are still working with the Chins and their free roaming. They are doing great. We've even gotten brave and let them run about at the same time. This isn't always easy, because they are both so curious about one another. They get way too excited and jump on each other, which makes one of them nervous and they pee.... everywhere... a lot!! Their favorite thing is when we make them forts to hide in out of the pillows.  The jump, hop, run all over the bed.  I will say I am very surprised that they don't take the initiative to hop off of the bed and explore.  Both Freeney & Bizzie have hopped off the bed, but they've only done it twice.  So they have been learning to back away from the edge when we say "no", "stay", "stop", so that is really impressive. 
                                                                                          They are such happy and lovable chins! 
     Not a whole lot new or exciting, just the normal run of the mill. That is good news though, no sick chins, just extreme happy chins. They've been chewing up tons of sticks from the pet store. We've been hanging them from their cages, they cant get enough. They have also been tearing up alfalfa sticks.  We got them plain and corn flavored.  If there are any other chinchilla lovers, or care takers out there that read this... PLEASE, pass on any treats that your chins love.  I am always interested in sharing stories and info on here with you!  Here are a handful of pics. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Fun Play Time

Me holding Freeney
     We've been working on making more fun playtime for Bizzie & Freeney outside the cage.  Since we've been doing this they have become more lovable and enjoy the holding, cuddling, and of course the freedom.  We have gotten cautious, yet brave with our roaming.  A few times playing in the living room, Freeney has chosen to not leave from under the couch, mainly because he knows he must go back to the cage.  Poor fella, doesn't get to always be free. We just don't want him to get brave and make his way to the light outlet.  This idea is extremely terrifying for me.  My boyfriend and I started plotting out new places for them to play where it would be safe for them just in case they got into a place that would be harder for us to get to them.  We came up with the bedroom.  Yes, the bedroom.... We have a huge king size bed, 1 dresser (that isn't open on the bottom, covers the floor), and 1 bedside table (that also is solid along the bottom with no opening for them to get into).  The bedroom doesn't have a lot of nick-knacks, crazy things for them to get into, really the bare minimum.  So we each lie along the edge and let them roam free.  They love to hid in the pillows and play around.  We've even gotten brave and let them both roam on the bed at the same time.  This has definitely helped them get to know each other better.  So far so good.  Baby steps, but it has helped their overall happiness, personalities, and tires them out with added exercise.  We will be keeping this up!  Sorry this is a short one.  More updates soon!