Hi everyone. This is Mollie the chinchilla.
To help me and my chinchilla sister, Maizie, deal with the hot weather, the human caretakers got us a special slab that gives us something cool to lay on. They put it under the arch of our log house, since that's our favourite place to be. Here are a couple of photos of us on it. The first one is me, the second is Maizie. You can see the slab under me the best.
We absolutely love having it to lay on, and - combined with the fan the human caretakers have set up right near our cage to keep the air circulating, and stop the heat getting to us too much - it's really helped us to deal with those hot days. Air conditioning would be even better, but the human caretakers don't have that, so they're doing the best they can with what they have. Even if we get cranky when we get too hot, we do appreciate the fact they're trying to keep us cool and comfortable.