Earlier today, my daughter's pet chinchilla Duchess had her first litter: two kits, a white one (tentatively named Marie) and a tan (name still TBD). She got her first chinchilla (Chippy, not seen in the photo above) more than three years ago as a reward for enduring the Mother of All Road Trips. This past spring we found Chippy a mate, which now makes us "Chinchilla Ranchers".
These have got to be the best pets ever! They have soft fur, no smell, take baths in a dry "dust bin", and their scat is like dry grains of wild rice (very easy to clean up). And the babies have open eyes and are mobile from birth, so there has been zero effort required on the part of the humans in the house.