Goodbye, Priscilla :(

I've been allergic to my chinchilla since I first got her 7 years ago. Not her, specifically, I don't think. Just her dust, hay, and bedding. I always ignored it and took allergy meds, but in the past couple years my allergies have been getting worse and worse. I could probably just deal with it, but Brynna inherited my allergies. Despite trying different bedding, hay blocks as opposed to loose hay, and a few other things, Brynna almost always has a runny nose that I have to suction every single day. Her pediatrician wants us to try and reduce the allergens in our house, so we have been making a lot of changes. Unfortunately, one of those was finding a new home for Priscilla. :( I never thought I would get rid of one of my pets; they are like family to us. I am still pretty upset, but at least I know I tried everything I could to try and make it work. On the plus side, she will now have some chilla friends to play with. I really hope Prissy will be happy in her new home! We will miss her. ♥

Some of my favorite pics of Prissy...



Here are some pics of Prissy's family. Theodore, her mate, died a few years ago. :( They had 3 babies together; Twiggy, who was black like his mom, and then the twins, Angel and Kumquat, who were gray like their dad. The babies were all given away to good homes. :)



I will really miss having chinchillas, they are so soft and adorable! As a warning to people who hear they are hypoallergenic, that can be very misleading. Their cage often holds many allergens, even if you clean it daily. For a hypoallergenic pet, a Poodle or a similarly low-allergenic dog may be a better choice. But if you don't have allergies, chinchillas make wonderful pets. We have never had one bite. :)

5 comments :

Janine Huldie said...

So cute and just so sorry you had to give her away, but hoping this does help with both of your allergies now.

Lizzy Allan said...

Such gorgeous photos, Camille. I'm so sorry to read that you had to give her away - that must be so hard, but it's for the best. It's great that she'll now have other little chilla friends to play with :)

R.F. Dietz said...

Aw, I'm so sorry. :[ It's funny how we will suck it up and deal with things, but when it's impacting the kids- it's a deal breaker. :/

Launna said...

So cute, I am sorry you had to give her away ... :-/

Kelly Blackwell @ Heres My Take On It said...

I'm sorry you had to say goodbye, but I understand completely. We raised chinchilla when I was little (like age 6 to 10) they are so sweet. I hope that things will be much better for you allergy-wise.