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Old 09-05-2013, 05:11 PM United States
tarobear tarobear is offline
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Default My Taro baby

I fell in love with a beautiful baby violet chinchilla at a ranch in San Diego. My bf and I picked him up after he was weened. He was always a loner because he tries to be dominant and hump my other two bigger boys even though he is the smallest.

He would always run to mommy or daddy when he's scared. I'd carry him in my pocket to the groceries store. He'd jump on my lap immediately after I open the cage and snuggle there to sleep. The sweet thing would wait until I put him back into the cage to pee then he'd beg to cuddle again. He loves running on his chinchilla wheel and racing with the boys upstairs at night to see who runs faster.

He was diagnosed with teeth issues at age 1. He went through trim after trim. He never liked hay and always opted for pellets. I came home at 1:30AM on September 3 to find him limp and motionless. I held him until he passed in my arms. I still feel like he was hanging on until I came home to hold him one last time. He is the most special angel to me and I miss him like crazy. The only thing that comforts me is to know that he is no longer in pain.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:05 PM United States
tarobear tarobear is offline
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His cute fuzziness

He loves sneaking into daddy's drawer.

When he was a baby.
He likes to sit inside of our pockets

Last picture of when he was still healthy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:13 AM New Zealand
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Location: Auckland, NZ
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You gave him lots of love and attention while he was in the world, and I'm sure he knew how special he was.
I'm so sorry for your loss xxxxx
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:10 PM United States
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tornado Alley aka KS
Posts: 5,093
Chinchillas: 10

So sorry for your loss.
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:53 PM United States
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 4,663
Chinchillas: 3

I'm very sorry for your loss.
Chinchillas are not potato chips. You CAN have just one.
However, three is much more fun.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:13 AM United States
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Age: 68
Posts: 2,240
Chinchillas: 4

I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:34 AM United States
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: modesto CA
Age: 52
Posts: 8,087
Chinchillas: 2

RIP Taro, you are at peace.

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