While both chinchillas will help out their mom, one is certainly more skilled than the other.
“We prefer to get Ari to hold signs because he just wants to hold onto them,” Walker explained. “John tries to eat them, and we don't want him eating paper.”
Some people may shirk away from rodents, or see them as “vermin,” but that couldn’t be further from the truth, Walker explained. “Chinchillas have long life spans and super cool, very developed personalities, and make great companion animals if you're patient with them,” Walker added. “Also, chinchillas are beautiful and ridiculous and a ton of fun to watch.”