Two new pictures of Chihiro here and here. No, she doesn't look much like Matilde, at least not to anyone with a discerning eye for chins. Note the very different nose and the longer, narrower ears. Chihiro Pango Massionfruit Schwyzer is a sweet little girl, a bit on the shy side, but very playful. Her new relatives may arrive this weekend, and we'll be in chinnie heaven if all goes well.
One thing about chinchillas: they love to watch television. We learned this from our friends the Blackes, who have rescued hundreds of chins and have many, many as pets. And not just any television: cartoons. We got cable hooked up on Tuesday in what will be the "chinnie room" at home, and Chihiro spent the night watching Boomerang, the classic cartoon network. (We don't think she's ready for "Adult Swim"; we'd rather have her watching Penelope Pitstop and George of the Jungle.)
If you love your chins, and can afford the cable or the dish, give them cartoons.