Thanks for the info! Very helpful! I didn't realize chins were so persistant! (reminds me of my husband...haha). If I seem a bit niave, it is because I am. We just got Chi Chi early this summer, I was not planning on another chinchilla for some time, but.....my daughters friend fell in love with Chi Chi while visiting this summer, without warning she had convinced her mom to buy HER one. Needless to say I was not happy, I wish she would have consulted us, I could've cautioned her on the responsibility and special care needed! But as I predicted, 2 months later the mom calls me to see if I could take in the poor little girl. I did check with the guy I bought Chi Chi from, to see if he could take her...but he couldn't. So I got her, 3 1/2 weeks ago. But looks like she'll have to wait a little longer to be united with her prince....I am not ready for babies.....I delt with baby bunnies a few years ago (thanks to my daughters deciding the bunnies needed to play together without my knowledge!).....just as bad.....time consuming hand feeding and heart breaking losses.