NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION SALE!!

The doctor said you have a chinchilla deficiency. Fill the prescription by adopting at NWI!


During our Fill Your Prescription Sale, all adoption fees are reduced! We have babies / young / adult chinchillas available, and always more coming in…


Chinchillas priced at $75 -- $10 off

Chinchillas $100-200 -- $25 off

Chinchillas $225+ -- $50 off


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


In addition to the sale prices, you ALSO get (in addition to the food and snacks we send home with each chin), a cute little prescription bottle filled with many of our high-value treats so your new furry addition can try all our stuff! How awesome, right??


Chinchillas must be adopted or have a deposit down by APRIL 30TH to qualify for the sale price.

CLOSEOUT SALE ON LOW-QUANTITY HAMMOCKS!
...AND (added 3/19) ALL FLOWER & HEART HAMMOCKS!  GET THEM BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!!

Hey all! We are having a closeout sale on some low-quantity hammocks! We have added fleece tubes, fleece tube covers, hanging fleece houses, cuddlebuddies, and a ton of fleece pillows to our webstore as well! Lots of new things! Be sure to check it out, and see if you want any of the limited-edition-closeout-hammocks at a discount!! Always making room for bigger and better things.

See available items in our webstore: https://www.nwichinchillas.com/apps/webstore/

The shopping cart has a difficult time calculating shipping, so if shipping seems high, don't you worry, we refund excess shipping after your order ships. :)

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Book Now with NWI Chinchillas
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.
We do not take checks, sorry!

SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS! 

Chinchillas:

  • Princess -- 7.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 3/2011 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SPONSORED! -- fostered in Chicago, IL -- SALE!! NOW $65!!
  • Sumo -- 3 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- dob 7/2015 -- SPONSORED! -- SALE!! NOW 75!!
  • 5 year old black velvet female chinchilla -- dob 3/25/14 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SPONSORED! -- fostered in River Forest, IL -- SALE!! NOW $75!!
  • 7 month old goldbar male chinchilla -- dob 7/18/18 -- listed on Available Chins 4 -- SALE!! NOW $250!!
  • 1.5 year old dark ebony curly / locken male chinchilla -- pedigreed -- proven breeder -- dob 6/8/17 -- listed on Available Chins 4 -- SPONSORED! -- SALE!! NOW $300!!
  • Feebee -- 2-4 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- no little kids -- dob 2015-2017 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SPONSORED! -- fostered in Newton County / Lake Village, IN -- SALE!! NOW $75!!
  • Rey -- 2.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 8/2016 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SPONSORED! -- SALE!! NOW $75!!
  • 6 month old violet wrap male chinchilla -- dob 9/29/2018 -- listed on Available Chins 4 -- SALE!! NOW $200!!
  • 5.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 10/4/18 -- listed on Available Chins 4 -- SALE!! NOW $110!!
  • 7 month old dark tan / chocolate female chinchilla -- dob 8/29/18 -- SALE!! NOW $200!!
  • 6 month old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob 10/6/18 -- SALE!! NOW $250!!
  • 6.5 month old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob 9/27/18 -- SALE!! NOW $200!!
  • 5 month old pink white female chinchilla -- dob 11/6/18 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SALE!!  NOW $175!!
  • 5 month old brown velvet male chinchilla -- dob 11/22/18 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!! NOW $175!!
  • 2 year old medium / dark ebony female chinchilla -- dob 6/9/17 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!! NOW $125!!
  • 4.5 month medium tan female chinchilla -- dob 11/30/18 -- listed on Available Chins 4 -- SALE!! NOW $175!!
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  • 5 month old white ebony curly female chinchilla -- dob 11/13/18 -- (info coming soon)
  • 5 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 10/26/18 -- (info coming soon)




Other Animals:




Chinchillas & Critters Being Evaluated (will be available & can be taken home soon!)

  • Sugar -- 2 year old white mosaic female chinchilla -- dob 2/2017 -- on pregnancy watch -- SPONSORED! -- available after 5/1/19
  • Poppy -- 1 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2/2018 -- on pregnancy watch -- available after 5/1/19
  • Dusty -- 1 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2/2018 -- on pregnancy watch -- available after 5/1/19
  • Big Guy -- 3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 3/2016 -- available after 4/22/19
  • Mr. Bennington -- 3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 3/2016 -- available after 4/22/19
  • 4.5 month old white mosaic male chinchilla -- dob 11/27/18 -- available soon
  • 11 month old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 5/1/18 -- available soon
  • 2 year old dark / x-dk ebony female chinchilla -- dob 6/23/17 -- available soon
  • 2 month old medium ebony female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/10/19 -- available soon
  • 2 month old white ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/10/19 -- available soon
  • 2.5 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/7/19 -- available soon
  • 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/27/19 -- available soon
  • 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/27/19 -- available soon
  • 2.5 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/1/19 -- available soon
  • 3 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 1/12/19 -- available soon
  • 5 month old ____ ebony female chinchilla -- dob 11/7/19 -- available soon
  • 5 month old _____ ebony curly carrier male chinchilla -- dob 11/7/19 -- available soon
  • 5 month old ____ ebony curly male chinchilla -- dob 11/13/18 -- available soon
  • 4.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 11/27/18 -- available soon
  • 4.5 month old pink white male chinchilla -- dob 11/30/18 -- available soon
  • 4 month old standard grey v/c male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 12/7/18 -- available soon
  • 4 month old mosaic male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 12/21/18 -- available soon
  • 4 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 12/20/18 -- available soon
  • Luna -- _____ year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob _______ -- available after _________
  • standard grey male __________________




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



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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 amgajda@sbcglobal.net 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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Want a Discount?  Volunteer!    **NEW**

Volunteer 2 hours = 10% discount on a chinchilla

Volunteer 4 hours = 25% discount on a chinchilla

Maximum discount of $50


Please note, volunteer hours for discounts on chinchillas must be pre-arranged and pre-approved.  Please be aware that not all days and times are available for volunteer time.  Volunteer time must be done before adoption of the chinchilla (within 14 days of adoption) in order to qualify for the discount.


Volunteer activities may include things like cleaning cages, sanding toy parts / wood items, washing pet items, feeding / watering animals, carrying 25-50 pound items around, medicating animals, and more.  Volunteers must be able to ascend and descend a flight of steps, potentially multiple times within their volunteer time.  Volunteers must be open to whatever needs to be done.  If you have physical limitations that may prohibit certain activities, please let us know ahead of time so we can determine if volunteer work is right for you.


This volunteering discount cannot be combined with any other discounts or sales.


Please contact if interested.

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

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.  To ensure that no one takes off with our chinchillas / cages / supplies, we ask that you put down a deposit equal to the cost of the chinchilla, cage, and supplies.  We also require a signed form, detailing that you do not own, and that you will return, the chinchilla / cage / supplies, or will forfeit your deposit.  To ensure everyone is being truthful, we make a copy of your driver's license at your appointment.  


If you do not decide to adopt the chinchilla, your deposit is returned / refunded, when our chinchilla / cage / supplies are returned.  There is NO actual fee to do this, just the deposit to ensure that we either get our stuff back, or are compensated for it.  If you do decide to adopt, the deposit can be applied to the chinchilla adoption fee and anything else you may want to purchase.  If your deposit is a larger amount than what you end up purchasing, we will refund you the difference.  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.  

Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

6.5 Month Old White Mosaic Female Chinchilla

We have a white mosaic female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She’s actually one that was bred here, and we’re going back and forth on keeping her… the consensus right now is that she will stay here if she doesn’t find a home! And if she does, our loss is your gain as this is a gorgeous gal! She can come with her pedigree, if desired. She was born 9/27/18, so she’s just now 6.5 months old. Great time to take this fluffball home.


Her color is called mosaic, which is an overall white color with silver shading. Very pretty!


She is very sweet and is relatively easy to pick up. She does well with being handled and petted and will sit pretty nicely in your arms while you’re handling her. Super sweet girl, 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 mosaic female chinchilla is $300


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $250!!


6 Month Old White Mosaic Female Chinchilla

We have a white mosaic female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She’s actually one that was bred here, and we’re going back and forth on keeping her… the consensus right now is that she will stay here if she doesn’t find a home! And if she does, our loss is your gain as this is a gorgeous gal! She can come with her pedigree, if desired. She was born 10/6/18, so she’s just turned 6 months old. Great time to take this fluffball home.


Her color is called mosaic, which is an overall white color with silver shading. Very pretty!


This girl is very curious and will come right up to you in the cage. She wants to see what’s going on, and is very interactive. She’s a very sweet girl, she does pretty well with being handled and petted. While she is curious and wants to check things out, she can definitely still be handled and she does sit pretty nicely to be handled and petted. Very sweet girl, 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 mosaic female chinchilla is $300


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $250!!


7 Month Old Dark Tan / Chocolate Female Chinchilla 

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


She was born 8/29/18, which makes her just 7 months old! Great time to bring her home!


This girl’s color is called dark tan / chocolate, which is a chocolate-y brown color all the way around. Whereas most chins have a white belly, tans have an ebony gene, which wraps the tan color all the way around their body, including their belly.


This girl is super sweet! She does great with being handled and petted and she will sit in your arms pretty nicely to be petted. We just love her! She loves getting behind her ears scratched when you’re handling her. Very sweet girl, 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 her 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 tan / chocolate female chinchilla is $250


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $200!!


3 Year Old Hetero Beige Male Chinchilla -- "Sumo"

Sumo has a sponsor!  Who-hoo!!  Joann P wanted to sponsor what she called "the unhappiest chin" for one month, until 2/26/19!  What a lucky boy!  If you're curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us for more info!


We have a hetero beige male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. He came to NWI a bit ago, and we have that he was born around October 2015, which makes him right about 3 years old. His name is Sumo.


Sumo’s color is called hetero beige, which is a dark beigeish color over his back, with a white belly.


Sumo came to us with another chinchilla when their home was unable to keep them. Unfortunately, the two chins didn’t get along very well, and the move to the rescue didn’t help that, to the point where the other chinchilla attacked Sumo. Sumo had a long healing process to get back to being well enough to leave, but he’s there now and is now ready to find a home of his own! However, due to this traumatic experience, we would not recommend trying to pair Sumo with another chinchilla at any point in time.


Since Sumo has been separated from his ex-cagemate, he has found his voice. He loves to bark! Why does he bark? Your guess is as good as ours! He has been dubbed “the unhappiest chin at the rescue” – he just loves to bark. Whether you are walking past the cage – he barks – feeding him – he barks – cleaning the cage – he barks – breathing too close to his cage – he barks – he just loves to bark! No worries though, he’s all bark and no bite, he has never bitten anyone!


Sumo isn’t a huge fan of being picked up and he will run from you if you reach for him, but he is curious and if you’re patient with him and take things slow, he will eventually come up to the front of the cage. Once you pick him up and have him in your arms, he’s actually relatively calm. He does pretty well with being handled and petted (once you catch him). Very sweet chin.


Sumo would be a great chinchilla for someone who’s never had one before, provided they can be patient with him.


The adoption fee for Sumo is $100


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $75!!


Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD

none at this time 

Chins Not Available At This Time 

2 Year Old White Mosaic Female Chinchilla -- "Sugar" -- on pregnancy watch (not currently available)

Sugar came to us a bit ago with two of her pals, from a small breeder who was downsizing.  As she'd recently been with a male, she and her buddies are on pregnancy watch until 5/1/19.  If she is pregnant, she would deliver by then.  If not, then she will be available soon after.  Sorry, under no circumstances can she leave early.  In the meantime, she's just chilling here enjoying her food, hay, and scritches!  


... and she is sponsored!  Lisa M. has sponsored Sugar until 6/10/19!  If you're curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, feel free to contact us for more info!  Sponsoring is an available option on the webstore, and you can even choose which chinchilla to sponsor!


-- more info coming when Sugar becomes available --