"Hello", from Otis!
Mrs. Osborne wanted me to share a little bit about myself here! My name is Otis! I am a nocturnal animal from South America and came all the way to the US many years ago. I love to sleep during the day, but I am wide awake at night, playing and leaving messes for Mrs. Osborne to clean up. My favorite thing to do is jump, climb, and sleep in my hammock or house! I can run fast and jump very high. Sometimes Mrs. Osborne let's me out in the classroom to play. I have to get exercise and stretch my legs just like you do! Sometimes I make really excited sounds as I play. But if someone nearby scares me, I might make a barking sound. Not quite like a dog.
What do I eat? I love to eat hay and chinchilla pellets. Mrs. Osborne sometimes gives me treats, too! Raisins are my favorite, but I also love wood! Mmmm! I don't like to be held very much, but you can pet me if you'd like! My favorite spots are under my chin and behind my ear. I am so soft. Probably the softest animal you have ever pet!
My fur is so special that I can't take normal baths like you do. I take baths in dust! Check it out!