Hello!~ This isn't anything serious really... But- I've had my Chinchilla for about 9 months now and I'm VERY happy to have him and he has proved to me that Chins can make really great pets, however... I for sure didn't expect him to be a cuddle buddy but I do wish he would let me pick him up when needed (I am aware that most Chinchillas don't like being picked up / held) and that he wouldn't seem so distant. Basically, as I interact with him daily I see he has quite the temper- He lets me pet him one day but quickly lets me know not to touch him the other day, He shows some aggression towards other pets as well, Most of the time he avoids coming near me if I'm standing at the cage with the gate open (He does come near if treats or just food are offered), And though he doesn't really bite he does snap sometimes... I've been reading a lot on forums and made sure to check everything even before I brought him home. He is or seems to be doing perfectly fine, he's active, eats well, his curiosity gets him into every corner of the room... So I'm wondering- Bonding with your Chinchilla is a long time process alright but as he still shows his temper after more than half a year... Does he just need more time? Could it also be because I've bought him at the age of 1,5 yrs? Or is it just the fact that he's got his own way and doesn't seem to let humans change that? heh. I'd be happy to get some opinions or maybe I'm doing something wrong? Any bonding tips?~ Thank you!