I was wondering if anybody else here has a chinchilla or chinchillas? I have one, Balou, he is a 4 year old standard. He is in my siggy. I love them, they are awesome animals, though not for someone who wants a snuggle bunny, lol. I'm lucky if I can touch Balou twice in an hour, and he just tolerates being picked up, lol. Anyways, I got Balou from here uschinchillas.com . His brother and him were rescues (the breeders also do a little rescue). They were living in a little bitty cage, and they were fighting each other. His brother was bigger so he got the worst of it. He has big chunks taken out of both of his ears, and was badly bitten. When I got him his name was Gillis, but I changed it to Balou. Any other chin owners out there!?!?! P.S. If you go to the site, look at the nursery, the kits are soo cute! When I picked Balou up, I got to hold a 2 day old! And my dream is to one day own a mosaic chin, they are gorgeous!