NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

SUPER SUMMER SALE!!

Lots of chins on our waiting list to come in... so the current fluffballs need to find their homes!  Therefore...


Chinchillas priced at $75 -- $10 off

Chinchillas $100-175 -- $25 off

Chinchillas $200+ -- $50 off


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

Chinchillas must be adopted or have a deposit down by July 31st to qualify for the sale.


We have MANY more chins than what are listed below -- please contact us, let us know what you're looking for, or even set up an appointment to come see them all! 

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:

  • Electra (8-10 year old standard grey) & Cinder (1 year old dark ebony) -- female pair of chinchillas -- fostered in Streeterville, Chicago -- NOW $125!!
  • Tikii -- 5.5 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- dob approx. June 2011 -- NOW $75!!
  • CCCU D582 -- 2.5 year old homo beige male chinchilla -- proven breeder -- dob 9/8/14 -- NOW $150!!
  • Snowy -- 4-6 year old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob 2011-2013 -- NOW $75!!
  • 3 month old blue diamond female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 4/1/17 -- NOW $300!!
  • 3 month old predominantly white male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/7/17 -- NOW $150!!
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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) -- NOW $100!!
  • MNWI H5 -- 2-3 month old hetero beige male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/23/17 -- (see upcoming chins section) -- NOW $125!!
  • 4 month old dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- fur chewer -- dob approx. 1/7/17 -- (see upcoming chins section) -- NOW $150!!
  • Gloria (dark ebony MALE) & Henry (standard grey male) -- 3 year old male pair of chinchillas -- dob approx. 4/2013 -- (see upcoming chins section) -- NOW $150!!
  • Squishball -- 2-3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. 2014-2015 -- (see upcoming chins section) -- NOW $65!!
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  • MNWI H33 -- 2-3 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/7/17 -- (info coming soon) -- NOW $110!!
  • MNWI H34 -- 2-3 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/7/17 -- (info coming soon) -- NOW $110!!
  • Georgie -- 3-4 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 9/1/13 -- (info coming soon) -- NOW $65!!
  • 3-4 month old violet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob approx. 3/10/17 -- (info coming soon) -- NOW $200!!



Other Animals:

  • Ziggy -- 7 year old Rex male (buck) rabbit -- dob approx. 2010
  • male baby guinea pig -- Abyssinian -- dob 6/20/17
  • male baby guinea pig -- Abyssinian -- dob 6/26/17
  • female baby guinea pig -- texel -- dob 6/26/17




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
  • 3 year old black velvet female chinchilla -- *terrified* -- culled breeder -- dob 2014 -- available soon
  • 2 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- missing front paw -- culled breeder -- dob 2015 -- 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 F92 -- 5 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- 2nd place @ Ryerson's Field Day, May 2017 -- dob 12/26/16 -- available soon
  • MNWI H35 -- 2-3 month old dark ebony curly / locken male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/12/17 -- 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--

  • 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)
  • 6 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 2007 -- NOW $75 -- (on hold for Kayla D. w/ deposit)
  • Baby male guinea pig -- texel -- dob 6/20/17 -- (on hold for Alessia w/ deposit)
  • Baby male guinea pig -- American -- dob 5/6/17 -- (on hold for Alessia w/ deposit)


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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...
 

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

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT US NOW FOR $150!! 

Squishball -- 2-3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. 2014-2015


Squishball came to the rescue when someone purchased a baby chinchilla at a petstore… and then two days later, returned Squishball (trying to pass him off as the baby they’d purchased!). The pet store employees did allow the lady to make her chinchilla-return, and then called us to take Squishball in.


Squishball is believed to be 2-3 years old, which is our best guess as far as his age.


He is a curious boy. Has to check out every inch of everything you put in front of him! Relatively easy to scoop up into your arms. More of an energetic boy, where he does want to check out everything… but can definitely be handled and petted, and will sit nicely for shorter periods of time. With more handling, he'll probably calm down a bit. Sweet boy. Would probably really benefit from playtime. Doesn’t bite.


Please note: Squishball could use being groomed to remove the dead fur that is accumulating on his rump.  If you'd like to adopt this cutie, please remind me at least a day in advance of your pickup, and I will groom him for you.


Adoption Fee -- $75

SUPER SUMMER SALE!!  ADOPT ME NOW FOR $65!!

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

SUPER SUMMER SALE!!  Now adopt us for $100!

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
SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT NOW FOR $125!!

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
SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $150!!

Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

Male & Female Baby Guinea Pigs -- Abyssinian & Texel -- dob 6/26/17

We have two baby guinea pigs that are looking for their new homes! These current guinea pigs are one male and one female. They were born on 6/26, which makes them 3-4 weeks old! Perfect time to take them home and make them part of your family! They’re still super small and can pretty much fit in the palm of your hand!


The female is a chocolate and caramel Texel, and the male is a black and grey Abysinnian. Aren’t they adorable? Both of these guinea pigs have lived with other guinea pigs in the past, and have done great with their buddies, so maybe they’d be a great buddy for you lonely guinea pig!


These guinea pigs have been handled (and well fed) since birth, by their original owner, before they came to us. They love their veggies and go to town every time they get some new greens to munch on. They absolutely devour their hay and think it’s the best thing ever.


Any of these guinea pigs would make a great “first guinea pig” for someone who’s never had guinea pigs before, as long as they’re planning to devote time to working with them to continue to ensure that they will enjoy being handled as they get older. As it is right now, they’re your typical guinea pig – they will move away from you when you reach in the cage, but are super sweet and do well with handling and petting, when you actually are holding them in your hands.


The adoption fee for the Abyssinian male guinea pig is $35. The adoption fee for the Texel female guinea pig is $45. Or, if you want to adopt the Abby male with his current male Abby buddy, you can adopt those two for $70!


Male Guinea Pig Baby -- Abyssinian

We have a baby guinea pig that is looking for his new home!  He is a male, born on 6/20, which makes him 4 weeks old!  Perfect time to take him home and make him part of your family!  Since there were only two in this litter, these guys are porkers!  We usually say that they can fit in the palm of your hand, but these guys spill over a bit!  Ah well, more to love!


The one male that is still available is a black and caramel (red) Abyssinian, which is fur with rosettes.  Very cute and unique!


These guinea pigs have been handled (and well fed) since birth, by their original owner, before they came to us. They love their veggies and go to town every time they get some new greens to munch on. They absolutely devour their hay and think it’s the best thing ever.


Any of these guinea pigs would make a great “first guinea pig” for someone who’s never had guinea pigs before, as long as they’re planning to devote time to working with them to continue to ensure that they will enjoy being handled as they get older. As it is right now, they’re your typical guinea pig – they will move away from you when you reach in the cage, but are super sweet and do well with handling and petting, when you actually are holding them in your hands.


The adoption fee for the Abyssinian male guinea pig is $35.

We also have another male guinea pig who is available (a black and grey Abysinnian), who is housed with this male.  Adopt the two for $60!


3 Month Old Blue Diamond Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a blue diamond 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.


She was born around 4/1/2017, making her right around 3 months old. Her color is called blue diamond. This color in chinchillas is an expression of both the sapphire and violet chinchilla colors, creating a blue diamond, which is a powdery blue color. Definitely not something you see every day! This is the only blue diamond we’ve had available this year, so this is your chance to have something really unique! Very pretty color, gorgeous in person! The color is a tad bit hard to photograph, but she is a gorgeous powdery blue color.


This sweetie has a great personality to match her good looks! She is a very sweet girl who is relatively easy to catch. She’s curious and wants to check out new things, but not overly active. While I was taking pictures, she kept coming right up to the front of the cage to see what I was doing! If you put your hand by her, she has no problem putting her paws on you and seeing what you are. She does great with being handled and petted, and doesn’t bite. Several people commented on how sweet and calm she was, when being held, before we had her ready to go. She sits pretty nicely in your arms for short periods of time. Super super sweet.


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.


Adoption Fee -- $350

SUPER SUMMER SALE!  ADOPT ME NOW FOR $300!!


3 Month Old Predominantly White Male Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a predominantly white mosaic 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 4/7/2017, making him right around 3 months old. He is a predominantly white mosaic, which means that he is a mosaic (white with grey coloration), but is mostly white! This guy is about all white except for some light silver shading on his face. Super unique to have one that’s mostly white – mosaics tend to have more grey on them. Isn’t he cute?


Very sweet, very cute. He is relatively easy to scoop up into your arms. He’s very curious and want to check everything out. He does just fine with being handled and petted, and will sit for short period of time. However, he would much rather be out exploring everything the world has to offer! Super cute, we just love him to death. Doesn’t bite.


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


Adoption Fee -- $200

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $150!!


4-6 Year Old White Mosaic Female Chinchilla -- "Snowy"

We have a 4-6 year old mosaic female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Snowy. She originally came to NWI as a culled breeder, and was adopted out to a great home. Unfortunately, a member of the family started to develop allergies, a few months after her adoption, so she’s back here with us, and looking for a new family again!


Snowy’s color is called mosaic, which is basically a white chinchilla with greyish markings. As you can see from her pictures, she’s mostly white with some grey shading here and there. Very fluffy and adorable!


Snowy is great chinchilla. While she definitely has some energy, she does just fine with being handled and petted, and will chill with you for short periods of time. However, what she’d like even better would be to be having playtime with you! That would just be awesome! She LOVES her hammock here, and hopes she’ll have one in her new home… along with that awesome thing called playtime. Sweet girl, doesn’t bite.


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.


Adoption fee -- $100

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $75!!

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 $200

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $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


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

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $75!!

 

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

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT US NOW FOR $125!!


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

Baby Guinea Pigs -- American -- 1 male -- dob 5/6/17

Please note: this male guinea pig is on hold for Alessia w/ deposit


We have some baby guinea pigs that are looking for their new homes! These current guinea pig is a male. We were informed that he was born on 5/6. This makes him 7-8 weeks old. 


The male guinea pig is a gorgeous cream color with some chocolate markings. We love them all!


These guinea pigs have been handled (and well fed) since birth, by their original owner, before they came to us. They love their veggies and go to town every time they get some new greens to munch on. They absolutely devour their hay and think it’s the best thing ever.


Any of these three guinea pigs would make a great “first guinea pig” for someone who’s never had guinea pigs before, as long as they’re planning to devote time to working with them to continue to ensure that they will enjoy being handled as they get older. As it is right now, they’re your typical guinea pig – they will move away from you when you reach in the cage, but are super sweet and do well with handling and petting, when you actually are holding them in your hands.


Each guinea pig will come with some food to start you out (2 pounds of Oxbow Cavy Cuisine pellets), and a printed out version of our care packet. The guinea pig will also come with a lifetime of help and support, should you ever need it. If more supplies are needed, we also sell a variety of supplies, from cages to hidey houses / igloos to the pelleted food, hay, toys, and everything in between.


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


These guinea pigs are located in Hammond, Indiana (zip code 46324). Sorry, we do not ship guinea pigs.


The adoption fee for this male guinea pig is $35


Please note: this male guinea pig is on hold for Alessia w/ deposit


Baby Male Guinea Pig -- Texel -- dob 6/20/17

Please note: this guinea pig is on hold for Alessia w/ deposit


We have a baby guinea pig that is looking for his new home!  This is the texel guinea pig, he was born on 6/20! Perfect time to take them home and make them part of your family!  Since there were only two in this litter, these guys are porkers! We usually say that they can fit in the palm of your hand, but these guys spill over a bit! Ah well, more to love!


The other is a white and liver Texel – curly type fur! Very cute and unique!


These guinea pigs have been handled (and well fed) since birth, by their original owner, before they came to us. They love their veggies and go to town every time they get some new greens to munch on. They absolutely devour their hay and think it’s the best thing ever.


Any of these guinea pigs would make a great “first guinea pig” for someone who’s never had guinea pigs before, as long as they’re planning to devote time to working with them to continue to ensure that they will enjoy being handled as they get older. As it is right now, they’re your typical guinea pig – they will move away from you when you reach in the cage, but are super sweet and do well with handling and petting, when you actually are holding them in your hands.


The adoption fee for the Texel male guinea pig is $45


Please note: this guinea pig is on hold for Alessia w/ deposit


6 Year Old Hetero Beige Male Chinchilla -- culled breeder

Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Kayla D. w/ deposit


We have a 6 year old hetero beige male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. This chinchilla is what’s called a “culled breeder” in that he stopped breeding at a large ranch, and would have been put down… but instead, he came to us, and now he’s available to find a great pet home!


This male is a hetero beige. He is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas, and has a white belly.


He is a sweet boy. When holding him, he likes you to be holding him firmly, but not necessarily by his tail. A good, solid hold makes him feel more secure, and then he does just fine with being handled and petted. He actually seems to like being petted for short periods, and will sit pretty calmly in your hands for a bit. He can be a bit talkative when he’s in his cage – he makes all sorts of cute little chirps! We just love him. Doesn't bite.

He would make a good “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before, as long as they have a solid grip on him (not necessarily little kids).


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 adoption fee for this male chinchilla is $100

SUPER SUMMER SALE!! ADOPT ME NOW FOR $75!!


Please note: this chinchilla is on hold for Kayla D. w/ deposit