1990, while shopping at a pet store, I saw a chinchilla for
the very first time. I immediately fell for this cute bundle
of beautiful, fluffy fur and knew that I had to learn more about
this fascinating creature. So I bought the only available book
about chinchillas, and the more I read the more I wanted to
take care of a chinchilla myself. Shortly after that "Gizmo",
a standard male, found a new home. We had six happy years before
a vet, who obviously did not know the slightest thing about
chinchillas, killed him with a vitamin injection. I still miss
him a lot - he was so special in many ways.
A short time after Gizmo's death
Urmeli and Pebble moved in - two male chinchillas who meant
both - great fun as well as chaos; -)
When Urmeli suddenly died in May 2001, Pebble was so terribly
sad that I decided to find him a good new home - I did not want
him to be lonely any longer, even though I knew I would dearly
miss him. We were lucky - he found his second "true love" and
I am so glad he can be happy once again:-)))
Well, so after 11 years I no
longer have chinchillas. I will maintain this homepage in memory
of the great time I spent with Gizmo, Urmeli and Pebble, even
though I will no longer update it.
I hope you will enjoy your time!
Please forgive me my mistakes, English is not my native language;-)