February 17, 2016 12:33 PM EST

Most teenagers beg their parents for a dog or a cat or maybe a hamster. But Matt, a 13-year-old living in the suburbs of Adelaide, Australia, really wanted a pet alpaca.

Two years ago, Matt’s dreams came true when he got Chewy the alpaca as a Christmas present, the Adelaide Messenger reports. The family says that compared to a dog, Chewy is easier to care for — but not quite as sweet and affectionate. (He spits at people who surprise him, and according to Matt, “It stinks so bad.”)

Luckily for us, Chewy has an Instagram, which means we can enjoy him through our screens without risking any spitting incidents.

See more Chewy-grams here.

(h/t Mashable)

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