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
 
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Chinchillas:

  • Electra (8-10 year old standard grey) & Cinder (1 year old dark ebony) -- female pair of chinchillas -- fostered in Streeterville, Chicago
  • Benny "Benz" -- 3.5 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- fur chewer -- dob August 2013 -- fostered in Streeterville, Chicago
  • Tikii -- 5.5 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- dob approx. June 2011
  • MNWI F87 -- 4 month old hetero beige female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 11/20/16
  • MNWI H7 -- 2-3 month old hetero beige female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/23/17
  • 4 month old sapphire female chinchilla kit (baby) -- hamster tail -- dob approx. 2/7/17
  • 3 month old dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 3/7/17
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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)
  • CCCU D582 -- 2.5 year old homo beige male -- proven breeder -- dob 9/8/14 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI E2 -- Jayce -- 2 year old hetero beige male -- proven breeder -- dob 3/20/15 -- 1st place Michigan Show 2016, 2nd place MCBA Nationals 2016 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI H5 -- 2-3 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/23/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 6 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2007 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • MNWI H10 -- 2 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/5/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 4 month old dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- fur chewer -- dob approx. 1/7/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
  • 2-3 month old TOV tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 3/27/17 -- (see upcoming chins section)
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  • MNWI F92 -- 5 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- 2nd place @ Ryersons Field Day, May 2017 -- dob 12/26/16 -- (info coming soon)
  • MNWI F79 -- 6 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- 2nd place @ Ryerson's Field Day, May 2017 -- dob 11/5/16 -- (info coming soon)
  • 5 month old dark ebony curly / locken male chinchilla -- dob 12/4/16 -- full pedigree -- (info coming soon)
  • Snowy -- 4-6 year old white mosaic female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2011-2013 -- (info coming soon)




Other Animals:

  • none at this time




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

  • 10 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2007 -- available soon
  • Squishball -- 2-3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob March 2014-2016 -- available soon
  • 3 year old black velvet female chinchilla -- *terrified* -- culled breeder -- dob 2014 -- available soon
  • 3 year old dark tan female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2014 -- available soon
  • 2 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- missing front paw -- culled breeder -- dob 2015 -- available soon
  • MNWI H21 -- 2-3 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/1/17 -- available soon
  • MNWI H20 -- 2-3 month old dark tan female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/1/17 -- available soon
  • 5R9 B1933 -- Ace -- 4.5 year old standard grey male -- proven breeder -- dob 8/14/12 -- available soon
  • MNWI H14 -- 3 month old white mosaic female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/7/17 -- available soon
  • Georgie -- _____ year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob _________ -- available soon
  • Marcy -- MACR 01 -- 5-6 year old white mosaic female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- pregnancy watch -- available after 7/26
  • MACR 02 -- 4 year old medium / dark ebony female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 2013 -- pregnancy watch -- available after 8/10
  • Savannah -- 3.5 year old dark ebony female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 10/27/13 -- pregnancy watch -- available after 8/10
  • 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--

  • 4 month medium tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 12/8/16 -- (on hold for Lena w/ deposit)
  • MNWI E8 -- 1.5 year old pink white male chinchilla -- proven breeder -- dob 7/3/15 -- 1st place Michigan Show 2016 -- (on hold for Lena w/ deposit)
  • 3 month old white mosaic male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 1/10/17 -- (on hold for Lena w/ deposit)
  • 5 month old white mosaic female chinchilla -- slight fur chewer -- dob approx. 12/22/16 -- (on hold for Tyra w/ deposit)
  • Pearl -- 8 year old goldbar female chinchilla -- retired breeder -- dob 9/28/09 -- pregnancy watch -- available after 8/10 -- (on hold for Colette w/ full payment)


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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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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...
 

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

CCCU D582 -- 2.5 year old homo beige male chinchilla -- proven breeder -- dob 9/8/14


Energetic boy. This guy was one of my breeders. He was a great breeder, because he's very active and very prolific. Only finding him a new home because I’m cutting back on my beige lines Enjoyed having him around, and somebody else will enjoy him as well. Very sweet. Very energetic and breeds well, if that’s what you're looking for. Tons of fun for playtime, if that's your thing instead. When I put him in the cage for pictures, he kept coming up to me, and climbing on my hands (and the camera), so he could get out…but that also means he’d be hopping up on you during playtime! Definitely has some energy to spare, and would probably benefit from a wheel or playtime, if he’s not going to continue to be a breeder. Sweet boy. Doesn't bite. Does just fine with being handled and petted, though he is more on the energetic side.  Can come with pedigree, if desired.


Adoption Fee -- $150

MNWI E2 -- "Jayce" -- 2 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- proven breeder -- dob 3/20/15


Good breeder. I believe he showed as a “dark beige” when we showed him. He got a 1st place at the Michigan Show in 2016, and a 2nd place at MCBA Nationals in 2016. Very nice male, blocky, with good conformation. Only finding him a new home because I’m cutting back on my beige lines. Very nice personality and temperament. He does pretty well with handling and petting, though he does want to check on what’s going on around him, but he’s not overly active. As a breeder, he was plenty active and bred well. Super sweet guy, loves his ladies. Will be sad to see him go, but he will find a great home and we somebody's nice pet. Occasionally enjoys scratches behind the ears. Sweet boy, doesn't bite. Can come with his pedigree, if desired.


Adoption Fee -- $150

MNWI H5 -- 2-3 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/23/17


Super sweet boy. Keeps coming to the front of the cage to check what's going on. We can't understand why he hasn't gone home yet, who doesn't like this face?? He wants to show you his best side, which is clearly his right side, but we promise that his left side is just as pretty! Super super sweet boy. Does well with being handled and petted. If you put him up against your chest and pet him, he'll sit actually pretty nicely for a little bit and actually seems to enjoy being petted. Super sweet boy, we just love him. Doesn't bite. Should have gone home long ago, with this personality.


Adoption fee -- $150

6 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2007


Sweet boy. Not a fan of being picked up by the tail, but if you’re holding him and supporting him, he does great with being handled and petted. Actually seems to really like being petted. Very calm once you actually get him into your arms. We just love him. Doesn't bite.


Adoption Fee -- $100

MNWI H10 -- 2 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/5/17


Sweet boy. He can be a little bit talkative when you go to get him out of his cage, but he’s all bark and no bite. He’s a smart little guy, and is learning that when you reach for him, he can go over or under your arms to get away! When you actually have him in your arms, he does settle down and he does actually pretty well with being handled and petted. He actually seems to enjoy being petted and sits pretty nicely while you're petting him for short periods of time. Sweet boy. A little more on the active side, but since he’s young, that’s to be expected. Very sweet, doesn't bite.


Adoption Fee -- $150

4 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 when he’s old enough. He is always on the go and wanting to explore! Super sweet, doesn’t bite.


Adoption fee -- $200

5 month old dark ebony curly / locken male chinchilla -- dob 12/4/16


Sweet boy. Out of Ritterspach curly lines. Does well with being handled and petted, and actually seems to enjoy being petted. Sweet boy. Sits pretty nicely in your arms when we’re holding him. Nice boy, will make a nice pet for someone. He had more curls / waves when he was born, which have now straightened out a bit. He still has the bristle brush tail that you see in curlies. Very sweet boy. Doesn't bite. Can come with pedigree, if desired.


Adoption Fee -- $350

2-3 month old TOV tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 3/27/17


Super sweet, and did we mention, super cute boy. He's got a little bit longer fur which gives him an adorable look and he's got just the sweetest little personality to go along with it! He does well with being handled and petted. As he is young, he does have a lot of that baby energy, but he has a great temperament and is very sweet and calm for his age. We just love him. Doesn’t bite.


Adoption Fee -- $225

Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

3 Month Old Dark Ebony Male Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a dark ebony male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. He came to NWI a little bit ago, and is now ready to leave and go to a family of his own.


He was born around 3/7/17, making him right around 3 months old. His color is called dark ebony, which is a dark black coloration that wraps around his entire body, including his belly!


He is an energetic boy. He wants to check out everything around him! Definitely a more active boy. He does just fine with being handled and petted, but would rather go out and explore, and will do so, while you’re trying to hold him. He was beaten up by siblings as a baby, hence the funky looking ear and the white dots on his fur, most noticeable by his eyes), which are due to scar tissue. This will not affect him in any way, in the future, and gives him character! We love him regardless! Super sweet, just definitely active. Doesn’t bite.


This chinchilla would make a great "first chinchilla" for someone who's never had one before.


This chinchilla is currently caged alone. However, if you interested in pairing him up with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


The adoption fee for this dark ebony male chinchilla is $200


4 Month Old Sapphire Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a sapphire female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She came to NWI just a bit ago, and is now ready to leave and go to a family of her own.


This girl was born around 2/7/2017, making her right around 4 months old. Her color is called sapphire. This is a light, blueish grey color in chinchillas. We almost never have sapphires in, so here’s your chance to adopt something unique! In addition to her color being unique, she has a small “hamster tail,” which we believe is a result of a birthing injury. It does not affect her in the slightest, and actually, it gives her character! It makes her look like a really big, really fluffy, hamster.


Sweet girl. For a sapphire, she has an awesome personality. She actually does well with being handled and petted, and sits nicely in your arms and actually seems to enjoy being petted for short periods of time. Super super sweet girl. We just love her to death and the tail just adds character! You know you want to take her home. She likes to snuggle in the crook of your arm. Doesn’t bite.


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


This chinchilla is currently caged alone. However, if you interested in pairing her up with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


The fee for this sapphire female chinchilla kit is $250


2-3 Month Old Hetero Beige Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby) -- MNWI H7

We have a hetero beige female chinchilla kit (baby) that is looking for her new home. This is a girl that was bred here at NWI, she is MNWI H7. She’s out of our good lines, but unfortunately, she’s looking to be pet quality, so she’s available to a pet home!


She was born 1/23/17, so she’s just now 2-3 months old. This girl’s color is called hetero beige, which is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas. It is a beigeish / brown color over her back, with a white belly.


She is a super active girl… she does not stop moving. I probably took 60 pictures and only ended up with three clear ones. She does alright with being handled, but she just keeps moving around in your arms, checking everything out. Very curious. She will come right up to you, she may jump in your arms, or over your arms… just keeps exploring. Energetic little girl. Boing boing boing. Doesn't bite.


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if she gets along with other chinchillas. She did have a sibling, and they got along just fine. If you are curious as to whether she might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

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


The adoption fee for this beige female chinchilla kit (baby), MNWI H7, is $150


4 Month Old Hetero Beige Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby) -- MNWI F87

We have a hetero beige female chinchilla kit (baby) that is looking for her new home. This is a girl that was bred here at NWI. We originally had her set aside to grow out to hopefully be a show chin, but when we recently re-evaluated her, she’s not turning out quite how we’d like. So, she’s available to a pet home!


She was born 11/20/16, so she’s just turned four months old. This girl’s color is called hetero beige, which is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas. It is a beigeish / brown color over her back, with a white belly.


She is a super sweet girl. When you pick her up, she'll sit nicely in your arms to be held. Very nice girl. Curious and outgoing, she will come up to you to check you out. Doesn't bite.


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if she gets along with other chinchillas. She did have a sibling, and they got along just fine. If you are curious as to whether she might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


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


The adoption fee for this beige female chinchilla kit (baby) is $150


5.5 Year Old Hetero Beige Male Chinchilla -- "Tikii"

We have a hetero beige male chinchilla that is looking for his new home.  He came to NWI a few months ago, and we have down that he was born around June 2011, making him right about 5.5 years old.  Perfect age to add him to your family!  His name is Tikii.


Tikii is more of a chin for an intermediate experience chin owner.  He's been active boy and loves his flying saucer.  Due to his energy level and the way he acts when out of the cage, we're going to require that his new home have a metal flying saucer and bring it to adoption with them (to show us they really do have one, as they are expensive).  Tikii is an energetic boy and we have no doubt that he will do great at playtime.  However… he can be a little bit intimidating.  He tends to stand up on his hind legs, and turn his head toward your hand when you reach for him.  He will also bark and make noises at you.  He has never bitten us, so this is all bark and no bite, but it could be intimidating towards a new chin owner.  Tikii actually seems to enjoy having his head pet through the cage bars.  He really likes sitting at the front of the cage and looking out, so he’d probably enjoy a high traffic area where he can be part of the hustle and bustle of family life.  Even when we put him in the cage for pictures, he came right to the front and stayed there, surveying his kingdom.  And of course, trying to get past us so he could explore, hence, we think he’d just love you to death if you gave him playtime.  He actually is pretty sweet when you’re holding him.  Does just fine with being handled and petted, just can be a tad bit intimidating towards a new chin owner, so better suited to someone with experience.  Doesn’t bite.


See the video to see him run.


Flying saucer available -- standard size needed -- http://www.flyingsaucerwheels.com/products.php?cat=17 -- $74.95 + shipping


Please note: we can hear this wheel upstairs sometimes when he runs on it.  He runs quite vigorously, and no matter what sort of cage you have the wheel in, it will not be 100% silent.  Light sleepers, you may want to look for a different family addition...


Tikii’s color is called hetero beige, which is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas.  It is a beigeish / brown color over his back, with a white belly.

 

This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if he gets along with other chinchillas.  If you are curious as to whether he might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. 


The adoption fee for Tikii is $100

 

3.5 Year Old Hetero Beige Male Chinchilla -- fur chewer -- "Benny"

Please note: Benny, aka "Benz," is being fostered in Streeterville, Chicago.  He will be adopted out from his foster home's location, so anyone interested in adopting this boy will get to talk to his foster home, prior to meeting him, and will need to drive out to their location for his adoption.

We have a hetero beige male chinchilla that is looking for his new home.  His name is Benny.  Benny came into the rescue back into the summer, along with another chin, when their family found themselves overwhelmed with other life tasks and was unable to care for the two chins any longer.  While the other chin has already found a home, Benny is still here at the rescue and still waiting for his own perfect home to come along!

 

We are told that Benny was born around August 2013, which makes him right about 3.5 years old.  He’s an adult, but he still has plenty of life left to live and plenty of spunk to bring to his new family

 

As you may notice in the pictures, Benny chews his fur.  He was fur chewed when he got here, and being here has not improved the situation (it does for some chins… but for not poor Benny).  We have him in a quiet cage off to the side, away from the hustle and bustle… but the rescue environment may still be too much for him.  We suggest that he go to a quiet home where all kids are 7 years old or older.  While this doesn’t guarantee that he will stop fur chewing, less going on and less commotion can often help these chins.  Benny is an active boy, so we feel like he might enjoy playtime, once he has settled into his new home.  We wouldn’t suggest this right away, so as to not stress him out more, when you have to catch him from playtime.  He’s a character, as he spent quite a bit of time trying to chew and dig his way out of the cage we had him in for pictures.  Maybe he never had shavings before (we use fleece in our rescue cages)?  You will be amused by this little man.  He does just fine with being handled and petted, though he could use more one-on-one handling to get him used to you.  Since he’s fur chewing, we already know that he’s somewhat stressed, so we won’t want to stress him out even more, while he’s here, but you can work with him when you get him to your home, and work on building that bond.

 

Benny doesn’t bite.


We don’t know if Benny gets along with other chins – the chinchilla he came in with was a female and they were housed separately.  If you are interested in housing him with one of your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do. 

 

The adoption fee for Benny is $100


Pair of Female Chinchillas -- "Electra" & "Cinder"

Please note:  Electra & Cinder are being fostered in Streeterville, Chicago.  They will be adopted out from their foster home's location.  Anyone interested in adopting this pair of girls will get to talk to their foster mom, prior to meeting them, and will need to drive out to that location for their adoption.


We have a pair of female chinchillas looking for their new home.  These girls are named Electra and Cinder.  Electra is an 8-10 year old standard grey female chinchilla, and Cinder is a 1 year old extra dark ebony female.  We have in our notes that Electra was likely born around 2006-2008, and that Cinder was born around April 2015.  


Being a standard grey female chinchilla, Electra is a salt and pepper grey over the top of her body, with a white belly.  Cinder, being an extra dark ebony, is a solid black chinchilla, including her belly, which is also black.


These girls are more chins for an advanced home, or for an adopter who is not easily intimidated by chinchillas and, more specifically, by spraying.  While neither chinchilla is mean and neither has actually ever bitten anyone, they have an interesting pair dynamic.  Both can be very talkative when you reach into their cage, and neither is afraid to spray you.

 

Electra is the older of the two, and she can sometimes get a bit protective over Cinder.  You sometimes need to bribe Electra to get her to move, to get to Cinder.  They both will take treats out of your hand and can be bribed.  They both LOVE their fleece tubes and can often be found sitting in them.  Especially when they're in their tubes (but also at other times), they seem to enjoy being petted through the bars of the cage.  It's simply when you actually reach in the cage and go to catch them, that's when they get defensive and may spray.

 

Once you get them out of the cage and actually into your arms, perhaps surprisingly, both are reasonably nice chins!  Electra is the calmer one, while Cinder is the more active one, though this makes sense considering their ages. 


Neither chin has ever bitten.  Both have sprayed, multiple times, so that's always a possibility with these girls, but that's more of an annoying habit than anything -- it's not like it hurts to get sprayed.  They're not aggressive, just very defensive.


These two would do well in a cage where they could be let out for playtime, in a way that doesn't necessarily involve having to pick them up.  In my mind, I picture a cage lower to the ground (maybe a one level ferret nation on the stand), with a wooden ramp to the ground, so the chins could let themselves in and out of the cage on their own (during playtime only of course), with a playpen set up around the cage.  We think they would do well with playtime and would really enjoy it, but as far as catching these girls and actually letting them out, that itself seems like it stresses them out and likely will continue to do so, unless you're able to devote a lot of time to working with them and hopefully turning these behaviors around.

 

These girls are more of a "look and don't touch" type of chinchillas.  If you want chinchillas and just think they're fun to watch, these girls might be the chins for you.  They won't bother you if you're feeding or watering them, or adjusting things in their cage, you can even nudge them out of the way gently, if needed, it's only when you go to actually catch them that they start getting defensive.  Oh and of course, if you put some fleece tubes in their cage near the front of the cage, they'll go in there and you can scratch them through the cage, and still interact with them and hand them treats, without actually handling them all that much.  They just need that sort of special home, and we're sure it's out there somewhere!


These girls are a pair and can only go to their new home together.  Please do not contact us asking to adopt only one of them.  They are bonded chinchillas and will be staying together.


Sorry, but these chinchillas will NOT be coming with our typical health guarantee, as Electra is a senior and both of these girls are very defensive.


The adoption fee for Electra & Cinder is $150


Guinea Pigs

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:
 

Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD

5 Month Old White Mosaic Female Chinchilla -- slight fur chewer 

Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Tyra w/ deposit


We have a mosaic female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. She came to NWI a bit ago, and we have down that she was born around 12/22/16. This makes her right around 5 months old, and now is a perfect time for you to take her home and make her part of your family! In fact, the only reason she’s still here is because we’ve had a number of people not show up for their appointments where they’re supposed to come take her home, when they had her on hold… but we know you’ll love her and show up right away!


This girl’s color is called mosaic, which is basically a white chinchilla with greyish markings. As you can see from her pictures, she’s an absolute poofball… mostly white with just a bit of grey, most noticeably on her tail and a little on her face.


She is a super sweet girl. She’s very outgoing, and we just love her! Fluffy and cuddly, and a very nice chin! She does great with being handled and petted, and will sit pretty nicely in your arms for you to pet her. Very sweet girl. Doesn’t bite.


This girl is a slight fur chewer. It’s minor enough that she doesn’t do it all the time, and it’s hard to see in pictures, but from time to time she will chew her fur. This is only cosmetic in nature, and is not a health concern – it’s similar to a human biting their fingernails, as a bad habit. It will not affect her in the future, except that you might notice a little chewing on her hips, from time to time.


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if she gets along with other chinchillas. If you are curious as to whether she might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


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


The adoption fee for this mosaic female chinchilla is $200


Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Tyra w/ deposit


4 Month Old Medium Tan Male Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Lena w/ deposit


We have a medium tan male chinchilla kit (baby) that is looking for his new home. He came to NWI a bit ago, and we estimate he was born around 12/8/16. This makes him right around 3-4 months old, and now is a great time for him to go to his new home and bond with his new family.


This male’s color is called tan. He would be considered a medium tan, as he’s not quite dark enough to look chocolatey (and be a dark tan), but darker than a beige with a bad belly (sometimes considered a light tan). He’s right in the middle, with that pretty beige brownish color and would be considered a medium tan. Because tans have the ebony gene, this beige brownish color wraps the entire body, including the belly (which is typically white on most colors of chinchillas).


This little tan male is a sweet boy. He’s curious… but cautious. He doesn’t jump into new things with all four feet, but rather, cautiously investigates. However… once he’s investigated a little and decided things are safe, then he really starts to check things out and show his personality. He’s relatively easy to scoop up into your arms. He does well with being handled and petted, and actually sits pretty nicely in your arms when you’re petting him. Sweet boy, doesn’t bite.


In the pictures, you can see he’s got a funky patch of fur on the right side of his nose. It looks like this fur got rubbed off on the cage bars, and is now starting to grow back. Nothing to worry about, just gives him character until it’s all grown back in again!


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if he gets along with other chinchillas. If you are curious as to whether he might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.


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


The adoption fee for this medium tan male chinchilla is $175


Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Lena w/ deposit