Hi everyone! This is Maizie the chinchilla.
Guess what? It's finally my turn to have one of those birthday things! You know what that means, right? Special nibbles!
Of course, the human caretakers gave special nibbles to my chinchilla sister, Mollie, too. They said it's only fair since they gave me some when she had her birthday back in October, and it's best to do it that way because we share a cage. Well, to be honest, our other rodent siblings get special nibbles when birthday things happen too, because the human caretakers say it isn't right to give to one of us rodent gang if the others aren't having anything. But whoever is the one actually having a birthday gets an extra special treat, if you know what I mean. That's what I'm saying Mollie was included in. I don't mind though. I mean, Mollie might not be my littermate, but I love her as if she was.
Anyway, the human caretakers are usually really careful about how much nibbles we're allowed each day. But when a birthday thing happens, we always get a little more than usual, and it's either something we don't get often, or an extra helping of something the human caretakers know we absolutely love. Cereals are popular with all of us. We chinchillas especially enjoy the raw oats you humans use to make yourself oatmeal. I guess the human caretakers realized that, because they made today an oatmeal day for me! They also threw in a few raisins, which is something they don't do often.
That was my breakfast time nibbles... I wonder what special treat they've planned for my dinner time nibbles?