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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


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!!!