i dunno, my chinchilla loved to be cuddled and rubbed. he also loved to sit in pockets and sacks lol
Sorry, didn't see this before now.
Well, you have 1 chinchilla.
I have 6 and have had 4 chinchillas other that these, but they died for different reasons.
Some animals like to be handeld, some do not. It's not just something I think, it's a fact.
They've only been domesticated for a little under a 100 years. This means that a lot of their wild nature stille remains.
I know a lot of people whit between 1-20 chinchillas, and they all say the same thing. Not one chinchilla is the same, and most of them don't like to cuddle.
They might like to run around on you, and run around and play while you are there, but not all that cuddle stuff. They have a much better time exploring everything.
So if you want a cuddle animal, a chinchilla is definatly not a good pet.
If you want a fun animal, that don't mind being handeld for short periods of time, have a great personality, and is fun to watch, it's a good pet.
I've seen WAY too many people who get chins, and then don't want them anymore, because they don't want to sit still for long periods of time, like you see with some of the more normal rodents and rabbits