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Keith V. Klenke
04-Jul-2007, 03:53 PM
Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.

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Craig
04-Jul-2007, 05:28 PM
I have a Cha-Cha Chia Pet. Only complaint is the lack of tricks it can
perform. HTH


"Keith V. Klenke" <keith@kernelklenke.net> wrote in message
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> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.
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dan c.
04-Jul-2007, 05:46 PM
I heard they are great for making earmuffs or lining winter gloves.....

Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.
>

brain
04-Jul-2007, 05:46 PM
Is that one of those that grows grass hair?

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Keith V. Klenke scrivi:

> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet,
> but would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.

Keith V. Klenke
05-Jul-2007, 12:32 AM
No, they are these things (not my website)

http://www.sleepychinchilla.com/

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> Keith V. Klenke scrivi:
>
>> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet,
>> but would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.

Uwe Buckesfeld
05-Jul-2007, 04:45 AM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> http://www.sleepychinchilla.com/

A former co-worker had one. It is slightly more interesting than a wig, but
requires more care. Don't buy one if you have a grey carpet, otherwise...
Wait, that story is too terrible to tell.

Anyway, I'd buy a wig. And no, not to wear it :-)

U

tdstr
05-Jul-2007, 03:49 PM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.
>

My sister had several. They do make very good pets and can be quite
personable.

They have a very unusual way of grooming themselves though. Basically
they require this special very fine chinchilla dust that you place in a
bowl and they bathe themselves in the dust. Kinda sorta like catnip is
to a cat.

Oh, and they are very expensive. Around here the average $150 or so.

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Keith V. Klenke
05-Jul-2007, 06:18 PM
Thanks - does your sister still have any?

I adopted one yesterday ($90 for the black chinchilla, instead of usual
grey, about 3 yrs old), cage, dust, tons of food & bedding, even a silent
running wheel. Ill have to post some pictures when I can get some that arent
complete blurs of her zipping around. I have seen her flip around in the
dust bath, it is quite amusing.

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"tdstr" <tdstr@foadspammer.com> wrote in message
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> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
>> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.
>>
>
> My sister had several. They do make very good pets and can be quite
> personable.
>
> They have a very unusual way of grooming themselves though. Basically
> they require this special very fine chinchilla dust that you place in a
> bowl and they bathe themselves in the dust. Kinda sorta like catnip is to
> a cat.
>
> Oh, and they are very expensive. Around here the average $150 or so.
>
> Ted Novak
> TRA#5512
> IEAS#75

tdstr
05-Jul-2007, 06:32 PM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> Thanks - does your sister still have any?
>
> I adopted one yesterday ($90 for the black chinchilla, instead of usual
> grey, about 3 yrs old), cage, dust, tons of food & bedding, even a silent
> running wheel. Ill have to post some pictures when I can get some that arent
> complete blurs of her zipping around. I have seen her flip around in the
> dust bath, it is quite amusing.
>

Not any more. Her last one, which was a black one, was put down about
two years ago.

Taz had such a great personality and totally got off chasing the kids
and cats around in her plastic running ball. My sis has some truly
hilarious video!

Ted Novak
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IEAS#75

Keith V. Klenke
05-Jul-2007, 07:37 PM
Put down? What happened to it? What happened to the others, health issues,
age, etc?
Any chance your sis has the video up on youtube?

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"tdstr" <tdstr@foadspammer.com> wrote in message
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> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>> Thanks - does your sister still have any?
>>
>> I adopted one yesterday ($90 for the black chinchilla, instead of usual
>> grey, about 3 yrs old), cage, dust, tons of food & bedding, even a silent
>> running wheel. Ill have to post some pictures when I can get some that
>> arent complete blurs of her zipping around. I have seen her flip around
>> in the dust bath, it is quite amusing.
>>
>
> Not any more. Her last one, which was a black one, was put down about two
> years ago.
>
> Taz had such a great personality and totally got off chasing the kids and
> cats around in her plastic running ball. My sis has some truly hilarious
> video!
>
> Ted Novak
> TRA#5512
> IEAS#75

Jay Calderwood
05-Jul-2007, 07:47 PM
Keith,

> Any chance your sis has the video up on youtube?
>

Aren't you lucky I was following this thread....

If I wasn't I am pretty sure I would have a comment or 2...

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tdstr
05-Jul-2007, 08:35 PM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> Put down? What happened to it? What happened to the others, health issues,
> age, etc?
> Any chance your sis has the video up on youtube?
>

Old age related health issues. I think she was about 7-8 years old or so.

I'll have to ask her if she still has the tape. It was on VHS so I
would have to figure out a way to digi it.

Ted Novak
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Dave Taylor
08-Jul-2007, 08:56 AM
"Keith V. Klenke" <keith@kernelklenke.net> wrote in news:mvOii.2783
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> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.

Can you eat them?


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Uwe Buckesfeld
08-Jul-2007, 06:53 PM
Dave Taylor wrote:

> Can you eat them?

http://chinchilladas.com/recipes.html

HTH
U

Keith V. Klenke
09-Jul-2007, 02:46 AM
Why would you want to eat a chinchilla? Are you going to tell your wife its
time to fry up fido, or your kid "that hampsters gotta go son, into my
sammich!"

:(

wasted
09-Jul-2007, 04:40 AM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:
> Why would you want to eat a chinchilla? Are you going to tell your wife its
> time to fry up fido, or your kid "that hampsters gotta go son, into my
> sammich!"
>
> :(
>

No doubt. Besides, chinchillas make great pets! Very personable and
quite lovable. I'm actually thinking about adopting one to go along
with my twin buns of fun, Hendrix and Angus.

But before doing so, I better get the twin buns neutered :)

Ted Novak
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Uwe Buckesfeld
09-Jul-2007, 09:26 AM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> Why would you want to eat a chinchilla?

Hunger.

U

Keith V. Klenke
14-Jul-2007, 03:37 AM
Here, so you do not think I am lacking in the humor dept.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/34612534/?qo=79&q=chinchilla&qh=boost%3Apopular+age_sigma%3A24h+age_scale%3A5


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"Dave Taylor" <daveytay@nospamplshotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Keith V. Klenke" <keith@kernelklenke.net> wrote in news:mvOii.2783
> $8i6.1549@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com:
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>> Anyone here own a Chinchilla? I have been researching one for a pet, but
>> would like feedback from someone who actually owns one.
>
> Can you eat them?
>
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Dave Taylor
15-Jul-2007, 01:01 PM
"Keith V. Klenke" <keith@kernelklenke.net> wrote in
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> Here, so you do not think I am lacking in the humor dept.
> http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/34612534/?qo=79&q=chinchilla&qh=boo
> st%3Apopular+age_sigma%3A24h+age_scale%3A5
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>
LOL.


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Danita
19-Jul-2007, 02:00 AM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> Here, so you do not think I am lacking in the humor dept.

Do you remember the Saturday Night Live Chinchillamatic?


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Keith V. Klenke
19-Jul-2007, 06:50 PM
No, cant say I have heard of that one before.

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"Danita" <danita@no-spam-caledonia.net> wrote in message
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> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
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>> Here, so you do not think I am lacking in the humor dept.
>
> Do you remember the Saturday Night Live Chinchillamatic?
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Danita
19-Jul-2007, 09:56 PM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> No, cant say I have heard of that one before.

Heehee. There was this ongoing bit on SNL in the 70s where they had a
"bass-o-matic" "chinchill-a-matic" etc. The bass-o--matic was to put the
bass in a blender essentially. The chinchill-a-matic came replete with
chinchilla highrise (double-decker cages), mating instructions, skinning
machine, and instructions for making your own chinchilla coats.

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Keith V. Klenke
20-Jul-2007, 02:32 AM
Didnt see any of it on youtube, got any links?

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"Danita" <danita@no-spam-caledonia.net> wrote in message
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> Keith V. Klenke wrote:
>
>> No, cant say I have heard of that one before.
>
> Heehee. There was this ongoing bit on SNL in the 70s where they had a
> "bass-o-matic" "chinchill-a-matic" etc. The bass-o--matic was to put the
> bass in a blender essentially. The chinchill-a-matic came replete with
> chinchilla highrise (double-decker cages), mating instructions, skinning
> machine, and instructions for making your own chinchilla coats.
>
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Danita
20-Jul-2007, 02:46 AM
Keith V. Klenke wrote:

> Didnt see any of it on youtube, got any links?

are you kidding? I watched it live as a teenager <g> - I don't do much
youtube, so I wouldn't know where to start.

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Dave Taylor
20-Jul-2007, 07:49 AM
Danita <danita@no-spam-caledonia.net> wrote in
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> are you kidding? I watched it live as a teenager <g> - I don't do much
> youtube, so I wouldn't know where to start.

maybe that is where my subconscious got the idea you could eat them from...

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Danita
20-Jul-2007, 02:38 PM
Dave Taylor wrote:

> maybe that is where my subconscious got the idea you could eat them
> from...

Yeah - now that you mention it, the chinchill-a-matic also came with a meat
grinder for chinchilla burgers <g>

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