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


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


We are running this sale for 2 months!! Chinchillas must be adopted or have a deposit down by December 31st to qualify for the sale.

Help Re-Fund Our Rescue!

We've recently faced some high vet bills which have depleted our rescue bank account by over 75%!  We operate on a shoestring budget here, and one of our friends wanted to help, and so they created this go-fund-me for us!  Check it out!


https://www.gofundme.com/help-keep-nwi-chinchilla-rescue-operating


If you appreciate what we do and the animals that we help, consider donating to our cause!  Thank you!

CLOSEOUT HAMMOCK SALE CONTINUES!!  AND WE HAVE NEW ITEMS!!
Check out our Adoption Info page for more info!

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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:

  • Livia (mom, missing part of foot) & Miracle (daughter) **UPDATE & NEW PICS** -- hetero beige female pair of chinchillas -- dob unknown (Livia) & 4/2017 (Miracle) -- fostered in Dubuque, Iowa -- scroll down for listing -- SALE!!  NOW $150!!
  • 3.5 month old standard grey female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/16/19 -- scroll down for listing -- SALE!!  NOW $110!!
  • 8 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 1/26/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SALE!!  NOW $110!!  
  • 8.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla #1 -- culled breeder -- dob 1/2011 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SALE!!  NOW $65!!
  • 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/11/19 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!!  NOW $110!!
  • Cheechee -- 3 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- furchewer -- dob 7/2016 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!!  NOW $65!!
  • 9.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 4/2010 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!!  NOW $65!!
  • Olive -- 6 year old hetero beige male chinchilla -- dob 9/2013 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- SALE!!  NOW $75!!
  • Thing 2 -- 3.5 month old tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/2/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2 -- SALE!!  NOW $150!!
  • Mini-Me, Ginormo, & Apollo -- pair of 3 male chinchillas (sapphire & 2 med ebonies) -- dob 8/2018 (Mini-Me & Ginormo) & 2/2018 (Apollo) -- scroll down for listing -- SALE!!  NOW $200!!
  • Gumby & Pokey -- pair of hetero beige (Gumby) & standard grey (Pokey) male chinchillas -- exact dob unknown (estimated 2-5 years, 2014-2017) -- fostered in Newton County, IN -- scroll down for listing -- SALE!!  NOW $150!!
  • 4 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/14/19 -- scroll down for listing -- SALE!!  NOW $110!!
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  • 8.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla #2 -- culled breeder -- dob 1/2011 -- (info coming soon) -- SALE!!  NOW $65!!
  • Chip -- 3 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 9/2016 -- (info coming soon) -- SALE!!  NOW $65!!
  • Thing 1 -- 3 month old tan female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/2/19 -- (info coming soon) -- SALE!! NOW $150!!
  • 6 month old hetero beige male chinchilla -- dob 4/29/19 -- (info coming soon) -- SALE!!  NOW $125!!




Other Animals:
please note, these animals are listed on the Available Critters pages! ---> PAGE 1, PAGE 2

  • Minnie -- adult female guinea pig (exact age unknown) -- available after pregnancy watch (ends 11/26)!




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

  • Rick -- 6 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 6/2013 -- available soon
  • Mom -- 2 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 7/2017 -- on pregnancy watch until 11/3/19
  • Dobie -- 13-14 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 9/2005-2006 -- available soon
  • Kirk, Spock, & McCoy -- 8+ year old trio of male chinchillas (brothers) -- TOV ebony (Kirk), violet (Spock), & ebony  (McCoy) -- furchewers -- dob 9/2011 or earlier -- available after 10/30
  • 4 month old tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 6/10/19 -- available soon
  • 1.5 year old hetero beige female chinchilla -- dob 4/2018 -- on pregnancy watch until 2/10/20
  • 4 month old tan male chinchilla kit (baby) -- stub tail -- dob 6/10/19 -- available soon
  • Royce -- 10 year old __________ (color + sex) chinchilla -- dob 11/2/2009 -- available after 12/5/19
  • Clyde & Chico -- 6 year old pair of silver mosaic (Clyde) & standard grey (Chico) male chinchillas -- dob 11/2013 -- available after 12/2/19
  • Baby / Little Girl -- 3 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 11/2016 -- available after 12/2/19
  • Gordita & Empanada -- 10.5 year old female pair of standard grey chinchillas -- dob 5/2009 -- available after 12/2/19




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

  • 3.5 month old violet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/7/19 -- SALE!! NOW $200!! -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- on hold w/ deposit for Erin H.

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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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Notice a few things missing from this page?  We de-cluttered!  Check out our Adoption Info page!

Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

4 Month Old Standard Grey Male Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a standard grey male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. He came to NWI just a bit ago, and we have down that he was born around 7/14/19, which means he’s just now 4 months old! Great time to take him home!


This male’s color is called standard grey, which means he is grey over most of his body, except for his belly, which is white.


Here is what one of our volunteers has to say about him: “he is a very bouncy quirky little boy who lives climbing all over both his enclosure and owner, almost as much as he loves treats.” Doesn’t bite.


He would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before, as long as they understand that he is a bit more on the energetic side.


This chinchilla is currently caged alone, and we don’t know how he does with others. 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 fee for this standard grey male chinchilla is $135


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!!  TAKE ME HOME FOR $110!!!


2-5 Yr Old Pair of Standard Grey & Hetero Beige Male Chinchillas -- "Gumby" & "Pokey"

We have a pair of male chinchillas that are looking for their new home. These boys are named Gumby & Pokey. These boys came into the rescue a bit ago, and are now chilling at a foster home, receiving a ton of one-one-one attention, and now they are ready to go into their new forever home!


While we don’t have an exact birthdate for these boys, we estimate that they are 2-5 years old, which would make them born in 2014-2017. Great time to take them home!


Gumby is the hetero beige male chinchilla (beige with a white belly) and Pokey is a standard grey male chinchilla (salt and pepper grey with white belly). They make a very cute pair!


Here’s what their foster home has to say about these boys:


“Pokey and Gumby are very friendly, sweet, curious, and do love attention. They both enjoy having their necks scratched and being talked to. Treats are always welcome, of course, and they don’t seem to be very picky, yet. They have been around kid (9 and older), dogs, lots of loud noises / chaos and are pretty chill about all of it. Pokey loves to nibble on everything he can. He isn’t a big snuggler, but absolutely loves play time. Gumby is very curious about everything going on around him (more so than Pokey). Especially when you do anything in their cage (food, water, treats, dust bath, and hay). He is super snuggly and loves hanging out. Both take treats from our hands / fingers.”


Neither chinchilla has ever bitten anyone.


These boys 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. They are often sitting and sleeping together, on the same shelf, and we know you will find that oh so cute!!

These boys would make great “first chinchillas” for someone who’s never had one before.


The adoption fee for Gumby and Pokey is $175


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!!  ADOPT US NOW FOR $150!!


1-1.5 Year Old Trio of Male Chinchillas -- "Mini-Me," "Ginormo," & "Apollo"

We have a trio of male chinchillas that are looking for their new home. These boys are named Mini-Me, Ginormo, & Apollo. These boys came into our rescue a bit ago, spent some time at a foster home, and are now back at the rescue and ready to find their new home!


We have down that Mini-Me and Ginormo are brothers and were born in 8/2018, which makes them just a bit over a year old. Apollo was born in 2/2018, which makes him 1.5 years old. Nice young trio of males, great time to take them home!


Both Mini-Me and Ginormo are medium ebony male chinchillas, which means they are charcoal colored all over their body, including their belly. Apollo is a sapphire male chinchilla, so he ha more of a lighter grey coloring over his back, with a white belly.


Here’s what their foster home has to say about these boys:


“All three of the boys are active and friendly, and you most often find them piled up together in a little ball of fluff. Apollo likes being pampered with attention and scratches, and Mini Me always likes to know what’s going on (he’s the most curious of the bunch). Ginormo is probably the most food and nap motivated, but provided you can offer him those two things, you’ll become his new favorite person.”


None of these chinchillas have ever bitten anyone.


These boys are a trio and can only go to their new home together. Please do not contact us asking to adopt any less than all three of them. They are bonded chinchillas and will be staying together. They are often sitting and sleeping together, on the same shelf, and we know you will find that oh so cute!!


These boys would make great “first chinchillas” for someone who’s never had one before.


The adoption fee for Mini-Me, Ginormo, & Apollo is $250


NIPPY NOVEMBER SALE!!  ADOPT US NOW FOR $200!!


3.5 Month Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a standard grey female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She came to NWI not long ago. She is now ready to go to her new home! We have down that she was born on 6/16/2019, which makes her just now 3.5 months old. Great time to take her home!


This girl’s color is called standard grey, which means she is grey over most of her body, except for her belly, which is white.


Here is what one of our volunteers has to say about this girl: “she will eat from your hand, she is friendly, likes attention, treats and pets.”

She is relatively easy to pick up and does well with handling, although she does like to still explore. Of course, she is still a baby so she still has baby energy! Doesn’t bite.


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


This chinchilla is currently caged alone, and we don’t know how she does with others. 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 standard grey female chinchilla is $135


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


Pair of Mom & Daughter Hetero Beige Female Chinchillas -- "Livia" & "Miracle"

We have a pair of female chinchillas that are looking for their new home. These girls are named Livia & Miracle. They are a mom and daughter pair of chinchillas. Livia is the mom and Miracle is the daughter. We are told that Miracle was named that because she was so small at birth that it was a miracle she survived. Livia’s age is unknown, but we have been told that Miracle is about two years old, and we estimate her date of birth to be April 2017. Unfortunately, the owner of these girls developed horrible allergies and breathing issues after having these chins for some time, and that’s how we ended up with them here.


Both Livia and Miracle are hetero beige chinchillas, so the do look similar! They’re both a creamy beigeish color on their back, with a white belly. However, you can tell them apart! Livia fur chews a bit, so she looks a bit more patchy on her backside by her hips, and she also is missing part of one of her back feet! This doesn’t affect her life, it’s just something that gives her character and can help you tell these awesome furballs apart! Also, Livia has more freckles on her ears, whereas Miracle just has a few.


Livia and Miracle are currently living in a foster home in Dubuque, Iowa. This is what their foster home has to say about them:


“So far they are both doing really great! I have been trying to get some good pictures but they are usually pretty active! I got the new cage all put together and they really seem to be enjoying it! I am already in love with them! They are really, really great! The first day I had them, Miracle nipped a tiny bit at me when being picked up, but has not nipped at me since! (we were told by the previous home that Miracle might nip) They seem ok with being handled. They don’t seem to like the act of the picking up, but once you have them in your hands they are more comfortable and calm!”


We also have a more recent update!:


"Livia and Miracle are both doing great!  They mostly love hanging out at the highest point in the cage. They are not real big lovers of treats.  They take their time getting to them and sometimes only eat a part of them.  They don't love being picked up and being held, but sometimes its okay.  Even though they don't like being picked up I've only had Miracle nip me one time and that was the very first day I had her.  They really enjoy their play time in larger spaces.  But after about 45 minutes of open play Livia seems to be ready to chill out again.  Miracle on the other hand is like the Energizer Bunny when it comes to open play time, she could do that allllll the time!  During play time they are very curious and want to know what everything is!  If you sit on the floor with them eventually they start climbing up your legs, but play time is not for petting, it's for adventure!  They do extremely well with pets and don't mind being in the same space as our dogs, they basically ignore their existence and keep doing their adorable little chin thing!"


Annnnd a more recent observation:


"The girls like to sit up higher and watch what is going on below!"


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.


These girls would make good “first chinchillas” for someone who’s never had one before, provided the person isn’t intimidated by possible light nipping by Miracle.


The adoption fee for Livia & Miracle is $200


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


Please note, these chinchillas are located at one of our foster homes in Dubuque, Iowa (zip 52001). They can be adopted directly from their foster home, or they can be brought back to the rescue in Hammond, Indiana for adoption as well. Please allow a couple of days for transport / adoption of these girls. Thanks for your understanding!


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