Hi everyone. This is Maizie the chinchilla.
The colder weather has started showing up. For me and my chinchilla sister, Mollie, this is a good thing. We don't deal with the heat too well, and we don't care that it's raining outside, because we're dry indoors in our cage. The Mummy human seems to like colder weather better too. Good for her, I say!
But for some animals - and some humans too, from what I hear - cold weather is a bad thing. My degu brother, Joshua, for example, needs warmer temperatures than we chinchillas do, so the human caretakers have a special heater they keep near his cage so they can put it on for him if it gets too cold. Some animals have even more trouble dealing with the cold than Joshua does though, which is something you want to think about.
Anyway, since I didn't have much to say, I just wanted to remind you to think about your furry friends as the weather gets colder. Make sure all your family is warm and cozy this Winter, regardless of species.