My daughter got a chinchilla about a year ago and it was staying in the garage not being looked at very often. She got a new hunter/jumper pony for christmas so Wick my 3yr old boy wanted to know if he could have the chinchilla in his room, so we said yes. Well Grady has been very interested in the fur ball for the past few weeks. So she calls me at work and says "Glitter" ie chinchilla's cage is open and she can't find her! Well she studies the cat and it doesn't look like it has had a morsel. So she puts the cat up and continues her search. She goes in our daughters room and here comes grady holding the chinchilla in his mouth like he has a new prized trophy! Chinchilla was fine no scrathes only a wet back of dog slobbers! I think we my start a new business of rodent control for people that are for animal rights!