NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

We currently have several chinchillas and other critters up for adoption!

We do take credit cards!  Unfortunately, we cannot accept VISA gift cards or American Express cards at this time.

Yes, we can ship chinchillas to a major airport near you in the USA!  Contact for more info!  Also, see our Shipping Info page for more info -- here
 
SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS!
 
Chinchillas:

  • CCCU D582 -- 2.5 year old homo beige male chinchilla -- proven breeder -- dob 9/8/14
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  • Momo (9 year old hetero beige) & Asia (11 year old standard grey) -- previously known as Josephine & Storm -- female pair of chinchillas -- dob April 2008 & April 2006 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 8 month old dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- fur chewer -- dob approx. 1/7/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 5 month old extreme mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 4/15/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 6 month old extreme mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 3/1/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI H35 -- 5 month old dark ebony curly (locken) male chinchilla -- missing front paw -- dob 4/12/17 -- pedigreed -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 5 month old pink white female chinchilla -- dob approx. 4/15/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI H55 -- 2-3 month old light tan female -- dob 6/17/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI H29 -- 6 month old standard grey female -- dob 3/15/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
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  • Georgie -- 3-4 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 9/1/13 -- (info coming soon)
  • Luna & Leona -- ____ year old pair of standard grey female chinchillas -- dob approx. _______ -- (info coming soon)
  • "Fluffy" -- hetero beige female, unknown age (best guess -- 3-5 years) -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H33 -- 4-5 month old dark ebony curly carrier male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/12/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • Jumi -- 3-5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2012-2014 -- (info coming soon)
  •  Mari -- 3-5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2012-2014 -- (info coming soon)
  • Kayto -- _____ year old medium dark ebony male chinchilla -- dob approx. __________ -- (info coming soon) 
  • Rigby -- 1.5 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. Feb. 2016 -- (info coming soon)
  •  MNWI H45 -- 2-3 month medium ebony female chinchilla -- dob 5/22/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • L.A. -- 3-4 year old white ebony female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 2013 / 2014 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H23 -- 5 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 3/5/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • 10 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- tear duct issue / allergies -- culled breeder -- dob 2007 -- (info coming soon)
  • 5R9 B1933 -- Ace -- 5 year old standard grey male -- retired breeder -- tear duct issue / allergies -- dob 8/14/12 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H44 -- 3-4 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/20/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MACR 02 -- 4 year old medium / dark ebony female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 2013 -- (info coming soon)
  • Savannah -- 3.5 year old dark ebony female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 10/27/13 -- (info coming soon)
  • 2-3 month old black velvet female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 6/19/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H54 -- 2-3 month old dark ebony female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/17/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H56 -- 2-3 month old light tan female chinchilla -- slight fur chewer (?) -- dob 6/18/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H47 -- 3 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/3/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H57 -- 2-3 month old pink white female chinchilla kit (baby) -- premature baby -- dob 6/18/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI H60 -- 2-3 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/19/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • 5R9 E1045 -- Dom -- 2 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 6/11/15 -- (info coming soon)
  • 4 month old black velvet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 5/3/17 -- (info coming soon)
  • Pippin -- _______ year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob __________ -- (info coming soon)




Other Animals:

  • Ziggy -- 7 year old Rex male (buck) rabbit -- dob approx. 2010
  • Murphy aka Murph-town -- _____ year old black self American male guinea pig -- dob approx. _____ -- (info coming soon)
  • Hamilton aka Ham-bone -- _____ year old black & white American male guinea pig -- dob approx. _______ -- (info coming soon)
  • Crested geckos -- 10 months - 4+ years -- check our our Crested Gecko Adoption Page




Chinchillas & Critters Being Evaluated (can be put on hold now and taken home soon!):

  • 3 year old black velvet female chinchilla -- *terrified* -- culled breeder -- dob 2014 -- available soon
  • MNWI H39 -- 3 month old white ebony female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/17/17 -- available soon
  • Ash -- ____ year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. ___________ -- available soon
  • 2-3 month old black velvet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 6/18/17 -- available soon
  • 11 month old _____ dark ebony male chinchilla -- cataracts -- dob __________ -- available soon
  • MNWI F92 -- ____ month old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob ___________ -- available soon
  • 9 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- stub tail -- culled breeder -- dob 10/2008 -- available soon
  • 4 month old TOV white ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 5/1/17 -- available soon
  • 7 month old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 2/10/17 -- available soon
  • 7 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 12/2010 -- available soon
  • 3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 7/2014 -- available soon
  • Prissy -- 3-4 year old white mosaic female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 2013-2014 -- pregnancy watch -- available after 9/20

 



Chinchillas & Critters Currently Pending
--these animals may/may not be again up for adoption in the future; if interested, please contact--

  • none at this time


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If you are interested in one of the chinchillas listed below, please read our sales policy on the "Chinchilla Sales Policy" page as well as the Important Adoption Information page, and contact us at [email protected] or 219-789-0026 (please leave a message) -- we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
 
If we do not have what you're looking for in terms of a chinchilla or other species rescue, we can always put you on our waiting list.
 
Want a general idea of what a certain color rescue/baby might cost you?  Take a look at our Chinchilla Pricing page (also contains pricing information for other animal rescues).
 
When bringing a chinchilla into your family, expect to spend at least $150-200 minimum for the chinchilla and supplies, if you do not already have the necessary items.  For a list of items you will need, and what these items will cost you, please see our Supplies Needed for a Chinchilla (w/ Price Comparison) page.
 
We now accept credit cards! 
 
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 Word Documents (for download):

Unsure If a Chinchilla Is The Pet For You?  Try It Out For A Week!

Please notedue to one person taking off with our stuff and vanishing off the face of the earth, trial runs are on hold for the moment, most likely permanently.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Want to see what it would be like to have a chinchilla as a pet?  Unsure if you might be allergic?  Try our "trial run" program.  In this program, you get to take home a chinchilla, complete with cage and all needed supplies, for a week, in exchange for a $50 deposit and a copy of your drivers' license.  In order to participate, we simply ask that you sign a form acknowledging that you do not own the chinchilla/supplies, and that the chinchilla & supplies will be returned at the end of the week.  If you do not decide to adopt the chinchilla, your $50 deposit is returned.  If you do decide to adopt, the deposit can be applied to the chinchilla adoption fee.  If you would like to participate in this program, please let us know.

Need a Cage or Supplies to Go With Your Chinchilla (Or Other Pet)?

We have both new and used cages for sale --> Used Cages for Sale


We also have used items and accessories in our webstore --> Gently Used Items

Explanation of Terms

Kit -- this is the term for a baby chinchilla.  Same as how we call baby dogs, puppies. 


Dob -- date of birth.  When the chinchilla was born. 


Culled breeder -- a chinchilla that was used as a breeder at a different location (usually a large chinchilla ranch) where, when culled (removed from breeding), chinchillas are put down.  


Retired breeder -- a chinchilla used as a breeder here.  Our retired breeders are not put down, but rather, all go to pet homes.  

Up and Coming Chinchillas!

In this section, we have chins that we either haven't done full write-ups for yet, or ones that aren't quite ready for their new homes just quite yet!  It says which are which in their descriptions, but for now, here's some basic information on the furballs...
 
As always, we have more coming in all the time... if you're looking for something specific, please let us know, and we'll see what we can do...
 

Gloria (dark ebony MALE) & Henry (standard grey male) -- 3 year old male pair of chinchillas -- dob approx. 4/2013


Gloria is the dark ebony MALE, Henry is the standard grey male.


Very curious boys.  Both will come right up to the front of the cage.  Henry is the more talkative of the two, but they're both pretty sweet.  Gloria is the more outgoing and curious of the two.  Henry is the more energetic chin, while Gloria is a bit more laid back.  When being held, Gloria does better with being held, and isn’t quite as active, though they both are definitely more on the active side.  Once you have them in your arms, you’ll see that they are curious boys and enjoy climbing all over you and checking out everything they can reach!  They enjoy scratches behind their ears, from time to time!  Very sweet boys, would probably be a blast during playtime!  Do not bite. 


These boys are bonded, so they can only be adopted out together.


Adoption Fee -- $175  <---READY NOW!!


Momo (9 year old hetero beige) & Asia (11 year old standard grey) -- pair of female chinchillas


These sweet girls are up for adoption and are looking for a nice retirement home!  Still active and fun chins!   More info and pics to come soon!


Adoption Fee -- $125   <---READY NOW!!


8 month old dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- fur chewer -- dob 1/7/17


Sweet boy.  He wants to check out his surroundings when you put him in a new place. Not too bad trying to catch him, but he can be a little squirmy until you are supporting him well. Once you're holding him, he settles down a bit. He is more of an active boy though, and he may well enjoy playtime.  He is always on the go and wanting to explore!  Super sweet, doesn’t bite.


Update 9/14:  This boy has been here for awhile at the rescue, and is not enjoying the hustle and bustle of our location.  He's chewing more now than what the pics show, someone needs to take this little guy home and spoil him and see if he calms down.  Price reduced! 


Adoption fee -- $200
Adoption fee -- $150  <---READY NOW!!

5 month old extreme mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 4/15/17


Sweet girl!  Love her markings, looking for a nice home!  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $250   <---READY NOW!!


6 month old extreme mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 3/1/17


Super sweet girl, good size!  Lots of people have commented on how huge she is!  More to love!  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $250   <---AVAILABLE NOW!!


MNWI H35 -- 5 month old dark ebony curly male -- missing front paw -- dob 4/12/17


Super sweet boy.  Wouldn't even be here, but someone wanted him when it was too hot to ship, and then backed out by the time it cooled down.  Several people have handled him in the meantime (while he was on hold) and commented on how sweet he is and what a great personality he is.  Super curly as well -- out of our most curly line!  Not only is he curly on his belly, but he also is wavy everywhere, and you can see curl definition on his sides!  Comes with pedigree.  Doesn't bite.


No one has even noticed the missing front paw until it's been pointed out.  It's an injury that was sustained at birth when mom was pulling him out -- he doesn't know he doesn't have the paw, and gets around just fine.  Jumps and hops around and is not hindered by this in any way.


Adoption fee -- $450   <---AVAILABLE NOW!!


5 month old pink white female chinchilla -- dob approx. 4/15/17


How precious!  She looks like a toasted marshmallow and has a personality to boot.  Very sweet girl, just waiting to be taken home!  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $200   <---AVAILABLE NOW!!!


MNWI H55 -- 2-3 month old light tan female -- dob 6/18/17


Sweet girl.  She was almost taken home by someone, but they decided they wanted a standard grey instead.  Boo for her.  They loved her personality though!  Sweet as pie.  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $175


MNWI H29 -- 6 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 3/15/17


This girl was being held back to show, but in later evaluations, just hasn't made the cut.  So, she's a little older than some of the younger chins we have available, but out of some stellar lines, and she still could be showed!  Pretty girl, on the larger side as she is out of our show lines, just more and more to love!  Sweet personality.  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $135


MNWI H56 -- 2-3 month old light tan female -- slight fur chewer -- dob 6/18/17


This girl is unrelated to H55, they were just both born the same day, subsequent babies.  Also a light tan, super sweet.  This one is the darker of the two.  This one is a slight fur chewer, she chews a bit on her hips on both sides.  Nothing overly noticeable, she's still a pretty girl and is looking for her forever home!  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $175


MNWI H33 -- 5 month old dark ebony curly carrier (locken carrier) male chinchilla -- dob 4/12/17


This little guy is full brother to H35, just with less curl.  Super sweet personality, this little guy carries the curly gene, and has a bit of curl on his belly.  Super sweet.  Doesn't bite.


Adoption fee -- $350


Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

Crested Geckos!

Have you heard about the crested geckos that we got in, but haven't seen them anywhere?  Well, now they have their own page!  With 20 of them (and more coming after that), we didn't want to clutter this page with a million gecko pics... check them out here!


Some pics below, waaaay more on the gecko page.  Contact as usual (contact form, [email protected], 219-789-0026) if you want to adopt a gecko.  Gecko kits (housing and setup) available as well.

2.5 Year Old Homo Beige Male Chinchilla -- Proven Breeder -- CCCU D582

We have a 2.5 year old homo beige male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. This chinchilla is one of our retired breeders. No actual reason to retire him, he still produces well, we just are re-arranging our herd, so now he’s available to someone else!


This male never got an official name, his ranch brand and identification is CCCU D582. He is a homo beige male born 9/8/14. We got him to add to our beige lines, at the time when we were expanding, and I believe he had been shown.


This male chin is a homo beige, which is the lighter of the two beige colors in chinchillas. As a homo beige, he has two beige genes, and therefore, has to throw beige babies, if paired with a standard female. With us, he bred well, very prolifically, but we are cutting back on beiges, so now he’s available to someone else.


He is more of an energetic boy, so he might very well be fun for playtime, as I bet he’d be bouncing around and exploring everything. When I went to take pics of him, he kept coming up to me and climbing on my hands an camera, so he definitely is a social butterfly, and not afraid of people. He’d probably climb all over you for playtime. He does just fine with being handled and petted, though as he is more on the energetic side, not for super long periods of time. Sweet boy, doesn’t bite.


He can come with his pedigree, if desired.


He would make a good “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before, as long as they understand that he’s not a lap cat (well, no chins are), and he’s more on the energetic side.


This chinchilla is currently caged alone, and we do not know how he would do with other same-sex chinchillas. If you are interested in pairing him up with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. However, we make no guarantees that any two chinchillas will get along.


The fee for CCCU D582 is $150


7 Year Old Male (Buck) Rex Rabbit -- "Ziggy"

We have a male rabbit looking for his retirement home. His name is Ziggy. Ziggy is an approximately 7 year old male rabbit, he was born around 2010. He is believed to be a Rex rabbit, but as he is a rescue, we have no way to be absolutely positive as far as his breed. He was dropped off to the rescue when his owner was no longer able to care for him, and is now available for adoption.


Ziggy is agouti (brown and black) in color, and has white around his cheeks, eyes, and ears, and feet. Ziggy is a good sized rabbit and is believed to be around 5 pounds. Ziggy has never bitten anyone.


Ziggy is eating MannaPro Pro rabbit pellets, as well as hay. He enjoys his greens and veggies.


Ziggy is NOT neutered.


As Ziggy is a senior rabbit, he will not come with a health guarantee. This said, Ziggy appears to be in good health. He needs a loving retirement home that can spoil him for the rest of his days.


Please note: Ziggy is not fond of dogs, so his out-of-cage time should be spent away from any dogs that the family owns, so as to not stress him out.

Regardless of past rabbit experience, all potential homes will be asked to read our rabbit care packet and fill out our adoption form. If you are unwilling to do this, please do not waste our time or yours.  No rabbit will go to a new home without an adoption application being filled out - no exceptions.


Ziggy is being fostered in Cedar Lake, Indiana, and interested adopters will need to be able to travel to the foster’s home to adopt. If you are unable to do this, please check out rabbits elsewhere, as we are unable to have rabbits at our normal rescue location due to city ordinances.


Please note: if you live in Hammond, Indiana, you will be unable to adopt, as rabbits are illegal to own in Hammond.  Please note also that this rabbit is not at our location in Hammond, but is being fostered in Cedar Lake, Indiana.


The adoption fee for Ziggy is $25


Guinea Pigs

If you are looking for guinea pigs, Wheeker's Guinea Pig Rescue, located in Porter County, IN, almost always has some for adoption.  Contact:


Desiree Christian
Wheeker's Guinea Pig Rescue
 219-841-2486

Degus & Other Small Animals

If you are looking to adopt degus, Heartland Small Animal Rescue, located near South Bend, IN, typically has some up for adoption.  They also may have guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, and other small animals up for adoption.  Contact:


JoAnn Goss
Pocket Pet Coordinator
Heartland Small Animal Rescue
 574-400-5633
 
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus also has small animals up for adoption.  Contact:
 
Danielle
Director of Small Animals
Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus
[email protected]

Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD