I did swear that I would never have another cage animal or exotic pet, but we have taken in a chinchilla from Savanna's friend. Her friend is moving to California and apparently chinchillas are illegal there. He is a fast, high-jumping twitchy little thing that I call our Chilean rat. He's not scared of Samurai because he has been around three other cats, but we are not letting him out to run around the apartment freely. Frederick's fur is incredibly soft and thankfully he doesn't smell (so far anyway). After we agreed to take him, we read that chinchillas can live 20 years or more, so I told Savanna she is taking Frederick with her if he is still living when she becomes an adult!