Hi everyone. This is Maizie the chinchilla.
The Mummy human decided we hadn't had our photos done enough since we came to live with these human caretakers, so she decided we should have a short photo shoot. Quite frankly, we agreed we needed more photos, so we were willing to play along.
Please excuse the shots were our eyes look funny colours... It's the light catching us, not our eye colour.
This is me:
Here I am again, this time sitting on our gnawing block:
The human caretakers opened the cage door to get better shots. Mollie was more interested in the human caretakers themselves, but I was checking out how much of a drop there was to the ground:
The human caretakers did say I could come out if I wanted to, but I decided it looked too scary. I love coming out and climbing on the Mummy human (her shoulder is a good place to sit, for example) but I'm not so keen on the idea of running free. I keep considering it, but I'm not ready yet. Or, I wasn't when these shots were taken, anyway.
Mollie, on the other hand, isn't the least bit interested in getting freedom right now, and instead took the invitation to come out as her cue to climb on to the Mummy human's arm for some cuddle time:
She did climb on to the Mummy human's shoulder a little while later - and so did I - but the humans had put away the flashy thing by then, so they missed getting that shot. I expect they'll keep trying though.