Are they mean and bitey? Or is it a 'leave it be and feed it well' type of pet? Are they playful? Annoying? Noisy? I'd like to look into getting one when we have more space and funds for a second pet.
Last question, I promise.
Chinchilla vs. Ferret? Which one is better? The only thing I have against getting a ferret is my cat. She's super playful (and jealous) and I'd feel bad keeping a ferret in a cage all day. Most of my ferret research shows that they like to get out of the cage to play and explore. I don't want something that's going to fight with my cat where one of them can hurt the other.