Chinchillas Make You Smarter
We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Check out this amazing article. If you've missed the summer opportunity to adopt, the beginning of the school year is a perfect time to make that up. ;)
"This guy makes you more clever?
If you want your children to do better in school -- get them a chinchilla. A new study found a link between a better performance in the classroom and kids who have pets, especially the aforementioned soft rodents.
Surprisingly it was the chinchilla that emerged as the most likely animal to boost a child's cleverness, with 55% of owners reporting an uptick in creativity. If it's just a kid's homework that needs a boost, consider adopting mice or rats as 92% of rodent owners reported a better performance on assignments, compared with 86% and 80% for children owning dogs and cats respectively.
The underlying belief is that caring for a pet makes children more responsible. In the Pets at Home study, nearly half of children said that owning and looking after a pet makes them happier, a third claimed to be calmer, while a fifth feel smarter."
With that being said...why hold off on adopting? We have nearly 50 chinchillas here available for adoption. With that many personalities, we're sure your child's new best study partner is just an email away. :)