Breeder, or Rescue?
Wow, normally I breed rats, mice, spiny mice, and hamsters, but lately I feel more like a rescue!
Not that that's really bad, it's nice to help out, it's just strange. I've never owned a chinchilla, but recently had to take one in that had no where else to go. (Owner was college bound, my friend took him, but her Mom forced her to find him a new home). I can't complain, he came with two large cages, a nice thick hammock, dust, two bath houses, food, treats, bedding, water bottle, a large ball, and two food dishes, plus a book on chinchilla care. He seems content and has adapted well, so I'm happy.
Now, I am getting a friendly dwarf hamster from a friend's older brother who is moving out, and a pair of female ratties from a friend's sister who is also moving out. It seems these people get pets then don't know what to do when they decide they want to take off to school!
Between me and my boyfriend, though, we'll be doing fine, not to mention my family helping out. (Mom and Grandma help pay for food, so does my boyfriend, and my Grandpa gets me cages often, too.)
I dunno, I just hadda talk about that, but I'm happy I'm giving these critters somewhere to go, instead of them being turned loose, like I know many people do with small animals when they can't take care of them anymore.