PODCAST: Chinchilla Chat


Madelynn Orosz

Tater the chinchilla practices a “stay” command on a table in the small animal lab during a training exercise as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy class offered at NHS. This class teaches students the importance of the human-to-animal bond and allows students to work one-on-one with an animal at the school.

Madelynn Orosz, Reporter

WOODBURY — One of the rarer breeds of animals that Nonnewaug is home to is the chinchilla. The ag department is home to three chinchillas: Tater, Tot and Cheeseball. They teach students how to care for more exotic animals, as they are native to South America. 

Check out the podcast, “Chinchilla Chat,” by NHS Chief Advocate reporter Madelynn Orosz and fellow vet science classmate Ryan Kostenko.