Gwen (New Digs)

Age: Young
Gender: Female

Meet Gwen (New Digs)!

Hello my name is Gwen! I was named after Gwen Stacy, the superhero Spider-Woman from The Amazing Spider-Man movie, because I am Amazing! I am a 2 year old, grey, long-tailed chinchilla. My family likes to call me the Gwenchilla!

I am super sweet and curious and I am extremely smart. I will eat treats from your hand or climb up your arm and I love to have my chubby cheeks scratched. I might look fat and squishy from all those treats but I have mind blowing parkour skills and I’m pretty sure I could beat Usain Bolt in the 100 yard dash, even before he retired! If you have never felt a chinchilla before you won’t believe how soft I am. Want to know why? If humans have a maximum of 2 or 3 hairs growing from every follicle, chinchillas have around 50! This is more than 20,000 hairs per square inch which, besides making our fur really soft makes it so dense that it is uninhabitable to parasites.

Though most of my friends live in the Andes mountains I was brought from the North Pole by Santa Claus last Christmas to be best friends with the little girl who lives in my house. Though she loves me so very much, we also have two dogs who love me very much and it is scarring my little girl’s mom. I thought we could all just get along but one of my dog friends just likes to stand at my cage and lick me, if I didn’t know better I would think he was licking his chops because he wanted to eat me!

I am really easy to take care of. I like dust baths every couple of days, isn’t that funny that I take a bath in dust? But I love it! It feels so good and I like to roll around in it and go crazy! Some good food, hay and water are all I need but did I mention I like treats? Love can be bought you know. I have a nice big cage that will come with me if you would like to take me to your house so we can be friends too! I love friends, I would even love if I got to have some chinchilla friends, after all even super heroes need friends!

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If you have a specific question about Gwen, then please email newdigs@dallaspetsalive.org. If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Gwen is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal’s surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal’s medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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