Okay this is more like a venting session, We went into this pet store tonight after we picked up the 3 female Chinnies I mentioned before. Anyhow we went to this store as it being on the way home, and I just wanted to explode, I wanted to to take every chinchilla all 5 of them and run like the wind. There were 3 of them that were being housed in 10 gallon tanks by themselves, 2 of which looked full grown, and one of which looked rather young still (Black Velvet) this poor Chin was so distressed, you could see it in his/hers eyes, it had a severe bald spot right between the shoulder blades and even looked as though it was the closing of an open would. GRRRRRR this just made me so MAD!!! What is one to do in a situation like that, the owner of store of course was not there, not that me putting my 2 cents in would of done any good, and to top it off they were selling these Chins at a ridiculous high price, I doubt they are going to sell, and if they do in that kind of enviroment, what kind of home would they go to? UGH, I wish there was something I could do, or could of done. I sit here and wonder about those little chinnies, and what their legal rights are. I mean c'mon would you like to be housed in a 10 gallon tank if you were their size, or suffer like I know that little black velvet is. I am NOT directly saying this to anyone of you, just venting as if I were talking to the owner of the dang pet store. How can somebody run a place that houses animals so poorly???? Okay I'm gonna stop for now, and I know I could go on and on about this, and probably even eventually sound like a broken record. Sometimes it just helps to vent, if it only helps a little!