Over Christmas break we visited a friend who had a pet chinchilla. Oh boy the fun and learning that abounded.
First we learned that chinchillas are nocturnal, and then we learned what they eat and a little bit about them.
But the most exciting part was watching them take a bath. They come from a very cold and dry area, so they take baths in dust. The kids thought this was hilarious. I wasn’t there to see it (we girls were getting breakfast and snack supplies), but I was told ALL about it for the next several days.
So, I give you the “Chinchilla dust bath.” ENJOY!
Educating Layton has a fun food pyramid lesson complete with some printables.
The Tiger Chronicle has a fun post about penicillin and how bacteria grows.
Delightful Children’s Books has a great list of books about trees.
Have you ever learned something from someone else’s pets? I learned a lot about chinchillas.