Yup, Olympia, Aussie natives. I've seen them for sale in local pet stores. Need a license to keep them, I think.. but those aren't hard to get.
And yes, they really are adorable.
I love our native brushy tailed possums - they are not as creepy looking as the American opossum. And sugar gliders are awesome, too - and you can get those as exotic pets in the USA these days, I believe. I've seen wild ones here living for a while in a friend's back yard trees.. so beautiful.
But chinchillas look so CUDDLY. /wants one
I'd love to know more about what they're like to keep as pets. :)