So, if my mom and sister ever move out (*crossingfingers*) they will be taking Balou the chinchilla with them as my little sister has pretty much claimed him as hers and taken over his care. If that happens, I *may* get another smallish/caged animal, I haven't decided yet whether I really want to or not, but I'd like to research possibilities now. The animals I am looking at now are mainly rats, cavys, and ferrets. From what I have been reading, it seems like cavys are way less demanding of human attention than the rats and ferrets, which could be a good thing if my schedule is more on the busy side, but at the same time I am also looking for a social animal that likes to interact with me. This is one reason why I am not really looking into getting another chin, because although he is a cool animal Balou isn't very interested in me or what I am doing. Anyway, if anyone would like to share their experiences with any of these animals, or has websites/forums to recommend, they would be much appreciated.