Xena has escaped!
Okay relax it's old news, she got out a few weeks ago now, Xena is a homozygous ebony female chinchilla and she is tricky. Xena had to come take vacation in my office because her last baby was a fur chewer and chewed off all her fur, trust me you never want to see a cute snuggly chinchilla with no fur - tis a scary sight indeed Captain. It's okay to just say Xena is homo eb for the record. Also please note I did not name this chinchilla, so if you are really into Xena warrior princess please know I have never watched that and I am only somewhat familiar with that. I forget the story behind her naming but the previous breeder named her.
So, I've done all the usual stunts to catch a loose chinchilla and having no success, and she is chewing on stuff that I don't want chewed on like an antique settee from the late 1800's. I wonder if she is enjoying that aged wood? On the floor here is her cage, open with fresh water and food, at first she only would take her food at night when I wasn't in my office I would only notice a little food and water level being lower and lower. Things have changed though and now she senses her upper hand, she brazenly sits on my foot and then bounds off when I reach for her. Sometimes she sits on my couch, watching the fish swimming in the fish tank and chatting to me about her view on the world. I feel mocked and turn to catch her and zzzooooooooom she bounds off, when chinchillas become familiar with their environments and are comfortable with wall placement and such, they will get a good run on and bounce off the wall...I guess Xena has my office totally mapped out and has taken to zooming about and bouncing off the wall.
I should mention chinchilla's poop like a living non sugary candy pez dispenser, thankfully they have those little pellety sorts of poops and not like dog poop or that sort of poop. I don't like poop talk really but just saying I am continually vacuuming in here little pellety poops, I think I hear her snickering from under the closet door, or maybe she is complimenting on a job well done cleaning up after her.
Maybe writing all this out will change her karma and mine and I will soon be able to catch her. Wish me luck.