Archive for July, 2007

Finally…some progress with Spaceman!

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Hello world!

 After two weeks Spaceman is finally letting me touch him. This is a big step up from the ‘keck keck’ sounds I was getting in the first few days. When giving him treats, instead of holding it near his mouth I put it on my palm or wrist so he has to climb on me. He is also letting me pat him now! Ohhhhhhh he’s so soft. I can’t wait until I can have him on my lap and watch T.V.

Last week we also introduced a litter box so our wee man is potty training. Everyday I have to scoop all his poop into the litter box. At the end of the day I have to pick out the poop and leave a few fresh ones. With a lot of patience he’ll get there…I hope!

 I can’t wait to let him out of the cage to exercise in the spare room but I’m scared we wont be able to catch him. I’m not quite sure how long I should wait to let him out for the first time. We bought a bird catching net the other day so we can catch him quickly without chasing him around the room and stressing him out!

I’ll keep you updated on the progress!

-Gieve xxxx 

Here are some more photos of Spaceman

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Spaceman is a lot nicer now after a couple days. When I put my finger through the cage he doesn’t go ‘keck keck keck!’ at me (which means go away). He lets me scoop his poop out now! He’s sleeping right now :o) Chinchilla Picture - Spaceman


The good news keeps on coming!

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Just recently I got my Ministry of Education (MOE) number! Hopefully I wont have to wait too much longer after the holidays to get paid. It’s day 1 of the holidays and I’m working 9-3 tutoring around 6 children at a time for a holiday programme. I’m teaching reading, writing and grammar. My chinchilla wasn’t exactly cheap so it all helps! I’m also working a late night plus Sunday on top of that (as usual). It’s so good to have teaching experience during the holidays as relievers don’t get paid during this time! Tutoring rocks!!!

We have got a baby!!!!

Sunday, July 1st, 2007


Yesterday was one of the most exciting days ever because my partner and I got a chinchilla!!! His name is Spaceman and he is extremely cute. We’ve only had him for a day now and he’s still not very friendly, apparently I have to wait a very long time for him to trust us! Maybe I’ll add a chinchilla category to my blog and tell you all about his first trick etc hehe.

Here he is!!!