Along with the puppies, we looked at other cuddlies and slimies at the stores. After careful study and observation, the following universal truths were determined:
1. Tarantulas are evil. Evil and creepy.
2. Guinea pigs are overrated.
4. A parrot costs as much as our monthly rent.
5. Chinchillas are the new black.
Chinchillas have spiked in popularity recently. It makes sense, because they are not only ADORABLE, but a quick internet search shows that they have rather varied and rewarding social talents.
Chinchillas are known for their propriety and decorum. High society is the nucleus around which chinchilla social norms revolve.
Outdoor activities are a big part of the chinchilla lifestyle. Mountaineering (seen here) is seen as the premier chinchilla sport.
Birthdays are special events in a chinchilla's life, not unlike humans. They typically throw their over-the-hill parties around age 9.
Musicians are especially revered in the chinchilla world due to their rarity. Hardly any can actually play instruments due to their lack of opposable thumbs.