NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!  Warm Up With A Chinchilla!

Adoption Fees Reduced!

Chinchillas priced at $75 -- $10 off

Chinchillas $100-200 -- $25 off

Chinchillas $225+ -- $50 off


Our adoptable crested geckos are also $10 off!!


Sorry, our multi-chin discount does not apply while this sale is going on.

Chinchillas must be adopted or have a deposit down by November 30th to qualify for the sale.


BLACK FRIDAY SALE!! 
On Black Friday (24th), we will be OPEN 11 am - 8 pm!  
No appointment needed!  Just show up!
1014 170th Street, Hammond, IN 46324 -- come to the side door, come inside, walk down the steps, and you're here!

ALL chinchillas ON SALE for a WHOPPING 30% OFF of their regular (non-Nippy-November-Sale) prices!

Most standard grey adults -- down to $52.50!
Even our curly male is down to $315!  
And everything in between!  We still have 30ish chins available!  Just about all colors!  Plenty that aren't even listed yet... come by and add a furry friend to your family!

Guinea pigs also on sale!  Adopt a single adult for $20 or a baby for $25!!

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:

  • 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 -- currently being fostered in Island Lake, IL -- ADOPT US FOR $100!!
  • MNWI H35 -- 6-7 month dark ebony curly (locken) male chinchilla -- missing front paw -- dob 4/12/17 -- pedigreed -- ADOPT ME FOR $400!!
  • Georgie -- 4 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 9/1/13 -- fostered in Island Lake, IL -- ADOPT ME FOR $65!!
  • 10 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- tear duct issue / allergies -- culled breeder -- dob 2007 -- ADOPT ME FOR $65!!
  • MNWI H60 -- 4 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/19/17 -- ADOPT ME FOR $110!!
  • 6 month old white mosaic male chinchilla -- dob approx. 4/27/17 -- ADOPT ME FOR $175!!
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  • "Fluffy" -- hetero beige female, unknown age (best guess -- 3-5 years) -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $75!!
  • Jumi -- 3-5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2012-2014 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $65!!
  •  Tank -- 3-5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2012-2014 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $65!!
  • MNWI H23 -- 5 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 3/5/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $110!!
  • 5R9 B1933 -- Ace -- 5 year old standard grey male -- retired breeder -- tear duct issue / allergies -- dob 8/14/12 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $125!!
  • MNWI H44 -- 3-4 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/20/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $110!!
  • 5R9 E1045 -- Dom -- 2 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 6/11/15 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $125!!
  • 8 month old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob approx. 2/10/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $175!!
  • 4 month old violet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 6/25/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $200!!
  • 4.5 month old violet female chinchilla -- dob approx. 6/15/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $200!!
  • MNWI H39 -- 6 month old white ebony female chinchilla -- dob 4/17/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $200!!
  • Ash -- _____ year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. _______ -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $65!!
  • 3.5 month old black velvet female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 7/15/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $175!!
  • 6 month old hetero beige female -- missing front leg -- dob approx. 4/27/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $125!!
  • MNWI H67 -- 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 8/27/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $110!!
  • 7 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 12/2010 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $75!!
  • MNWI H66 -- 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 8/27/17 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $110!!
  • 4-5 year old brown velvet male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- fur chewer -- dob 2012-2013 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $75!!
  • 9 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- stub tail -- culled breeder -- dob 10/2008 -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $50!!
  • M.J. -- ____ year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- dob ___________ -- (info coming soon) -- ADOPT ME FOR $75!!




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
  • baby guinea pigs -- born 9/3/17 and 10/3/17 -- (info coming soon)




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

  • 9 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- stub tail -- culled breeder -- dob 10/2008 -- available soon
  • Chil-lay-lay -- ____ year old black velvet female chinchilla -- to experienced home -- available soon
  • 3 month old white mosaic female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 8/1/17 -- available soon
  • MNWI H68 -- 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 8/27/17 -- available soon
  • 4 month old brown velvet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 7/15/17 -- available soon
  • 4-5 year old violet male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob approx. 2012-2013 -- available soon
  • Henry & Sweet Pea -- neutered hetero beige male & standard grey female bonded pair -- dob ______ -- available soon
  • Peaches -- unknown age (3-5 year best guess) standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. 2012-2014 -- available soon




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
  • 1 year old dark ebony male chinchilla -- cataracts -- dob approx. 10/27/16 -- ADOPT ME FOR $100!! -- (on hold for Heidi w/ deposit)
  • 4 month old blue diamond wrap male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 6/27/17 -- (on hold for Jessica W. w/ deposit)
  • MNWI H64 -- 4 month old goldbar male chinchilla -- dob 8/3/17 -- (on hold for Jessica W. w/ deposit)
  • 4.5 month old brown velvet male chinchilla -- dob approx. 7/1/17 -- (on hold for Jessica W. w/ deposit)
  • MNWI H63 -- 3 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 8/3/17 -- (on hold for Betsy W. w/ deposit)

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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...
 

Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

4 Month Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby) -- MNWI H60

We have a standard grey female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. This girl was born here at NWI out of our show line chins, but just isn’t turning out to be big enough! She’s a pretty girl, just on the smaller size. She is MNWI H60 and was born 6/19/17, which makes her 4 months old now. Great time to bring her into your home!


She is a standard grey female, meaning that she has a salt and pepper grey color over her back and most of her body, and a white belly.

Super sweet girl. Does well with being handled and petted, while still having enough spunk to keep it interesting. Very nice girl, we just love her! Doesn’t bite.


She would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before.


The fee for this standard grey female chinchilla kit, MNWI H60, is $135


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!!  Adopt me now for $110!!


6 Month Old White Mosaic Male Chinchilla 

We have a white mosaic male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. He came to NWI just a bit ago, and is now ready to leave and go to a family of his own. We have that he was born around 4/27/17, so he just turned 6 months old, a great time to bring him home!


He is a white mosaic, which means he has white fur with some grey and black markings. As you can see, he has sort of mottled markings over much of his body, though he has a really neat white patch covering one side of him, and he has a grey head! From the front, he almost looks like he could be a standard grey chinchilla, until you see the rest of him. How neat! He’s a real looker, and he knows it! He even poses for pictures!


This little guy is super sweet. He can be a bit energetic at times, but once you have him out of his cage and you’re holding him, he does settle down and he does well with being handled and petted. He would probably enjoy playtime, now that he is old enough, though a large cage or a wheel would help get some of that spare energy out as well!


This boy is a fur chewer. You can see this on the pics – the way the fur on his hips / rear looks kind of patchy. This is not a health issue – it is basically a cosmetic problem, similar to a human biting their nails. Sometimes the chinchillas stop doing this, other times they do it their whole lives… sometimes they do it for awhile, stop, and then resume… basically, there’s no way to know what will happen regarding the fur chewing, but as it is cosmetic (just affects appearance), it really doesn’t matter. He’s pretty regardless!


He would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before.


The adoption fee for this white mosaic male chinchilla is $200


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!! Adopt me now for $175!!


Pair of Hetero Beige & Standard Senior Female Chinchillas -- "Momo" & "Asia"

Please note:  these girls are being fostered in Island Lake, IL.  They can be adopted from their foster home (if the adopter is close to them) or brought back to the rescue for adoption.  Please allow a few days to schedule an appointment.


These sweet girls are up for adoption and are looking for a nice retirement home!  They originally came into the rescue a few years ago as Josephine & Storm, and were adopted and renamed Momo (beige) and Asia (standard).  Unfortunately, their adoptive home was unable to keep them any longer, and they have come back to us.  


Momo is the hetero beige chin, she was born in April 2008, making her 9 years old.  Asia is the standard grey chin, born in April 2006, making her 11 years old.  While they are seniors, they are still active and fun chins!  As seniors, they will not come with a health guarantee.


They are occasional fur chewers, on and off, both here and at their previous adoptive home.


More info and pics to come soon!


Adoption Fee -- $125


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!!  Adopt us now for $100!!


6-7 Month Old Dark Ebony Curly (Locken) Male Chinchilla -- missing front paw

Super sweet boy.  Out of our curliest lines!  Born 4/12/17, so he's just now 5 months!  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


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!! Adopt me now for $400!!


4 Year Old Standard Grey Male Chinchilla -- "Georgie"

Please note: Georgie is currently being fostered in Island Lake, IL, and can be adopted from that location!


We have a standard grey male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. This chinchilla originally came to us from Maine Chinchilla Rescue last year, and was adopted out into his new home.  Unfortunately, when his new home brought home some other furry family members, they decided that they no longer had time for this cutie.  Now, here he is back with us, but he'd rather be out in his new home with you!  


Georgie, formerly known as George, is a super sweet boy. We have down that he was born 9/1/13, which means he just turned 4 years old. He’s past the super-hyper stage of his life, and would love a nice new home!  He does well with being handled and petted, and doesn’t bite.


Georgie is a standard grey male chinchilla, so he is a salt and pepper type grey on his back, with a white belly. The classic color of chinchillas.


He would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before.


Adoption fee -- $75


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!! Adopt me now for $65!!


10 Year Old Hetero Beige Female Chinchilla -- tear duct issues / allergies -- culled breeder

This girl is a talkative one at times.  She came to us from a ranch where she wasn't breeding -- she is a culled breeder.  She was born in 2007, which makes her 10 years old!  She is energetic and wants to check everything out.  Not necessarily content to sit in your arms, she wants to see the world!  Anticipate playtime with this one, she has energy to spare!


She has a tear duct issue / allergies and has runny eyes.  Eye infections and teeth have been ruled out... she just has watery eyes.  Does not affect her daily life. 


Sweet girl, just energetic.  Has never bitten, though, we haven't really held her all that much, as she's more the playtime-type of chin, versus the holding-type.  Just needs a nice retirement home where she can have playtime.  Due to her age, no health guarantee.


Adoption fee -- $75


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!! Adopt me now for $65!!


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.

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 litter-box trained!


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