PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Katie Bavoso got a little surprise today when one of her Fetch ME a Home guests got a little nervous in front of the camera. Luckily, Twix the chinchilla was too cute to get upset with!

The Maine Chinchilla Shelter specializes in rescuing abused and neglected chinchillas from across the east coast. On Saturday, Twix, Sushi, and King showed off their fluff. The shelter's director, Marianne Sansouci, explained why chinchillas make an excellent pet choice for people with limited space, like those who live in apartments. Chinchillas have specific, but low maintenance care necessities and actually don't like to be in wide open spaces- they prefer the snug comfort of their cages.

If you would be interested in learning more about chinchillas and how you can make one a part of your family, you can find out more at the Maine Chinchilla Shelter.

Fetch ME a Home airs every Saturday on the Weekend Morning Report. If you're interest in adopting other pets, you can do so at any of these other animal shelters near you: The Ark, New Hampshire SPCA, Kennebec Humane Society, Coastal Aroostook Humane Society, PAWS, SPCA of Hancock County, Cocheco Valley Humane Society, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Lucky Pup Rescue, Coastal Humane Society, Maine Chinchilla Shelter, and Animal Welfare Society.