Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

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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!!
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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** -- SPONSORED -- hetero beige female pair of chinchillas -- dob unknown (Livia) & 4/2017 (Miracle) -- fostered in Dubuque, Iowa
  • 11 week old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/15/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
  • Chalupa -- 2 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 6/2017
  • Biscuit -- 1 year old extra dark ebony male chinchilla -- dob 7/2018 -- fostered in Rochelle, IL
  • 3 month old dark ebony female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/15/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
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  • 3 medium ebony young female chinchilla (sisters) -- Dot, Stripe, & Star -- dob approx. 3/1/19 -- (info coming soon)
  • 9 week old brown velvet female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/1/19 -- (info coming soon)




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

  • Ellie -- 2 year old Siamese mini satin doe (female, unspayed) rabbit -- dob March 2017 -- fostered in South Elgin, IL
  • Cookies & Cream -- 5 week old agouti & white American female baby guinea pig -- dob approx. 7/18/19
  • Enzo -- 10 month old black hooded male rat -- dob 11/2018
  • Elijah -- 10 month old black berkshire male rat -- dob 11/2018
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  • Coco Chanel -- 6.5 month old white, red, and agouti American female guinea pig -- dob 2/1/19 -- available after 9/22
  • pair of female guinea pigs -- ready in a couple weeks
  • group of 5 female rats -- ready in a couple weeks
  • Arnold & Sylvester -- pair of male guinea pigs -- ready in a couple weeks




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
  • 3.5 month old white mosaic male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/1/19 -- available soon
  • "The Crimson Chin" aka "Red" -- 4 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 7/2015 -- available after 8/26
  • Mini-Me, Ginormo, and Apollo -- pair of three male chins (sapphire & 2 medium ebonies) -- dob 8/2018 (Mini-Me & Ginormo) & 2/2018 (Apollo) -- available after 9/10
  • Cheechee -- 3 year old standard grey female (?) chinchilla -- dob 7/2016 -- available after 8/26
  • Clyde -- 1 year old pink white male chinchilla -- dob 8/2018 -- available after 8/24
  • Geo & Nibbles -- 1.5 year old standard grey pair of male chinchillas -- dob 2/2018 -- available after 9/15
  • Chinchin -- available in a couple weeks
  • 9 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 4/2010 -- available soon
  • 8 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 1/2011 -- available soon
  • 4 year old med / dark ebony female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 6/2015 -- available soon
  • 11 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 9/13/2008 -- available soon
  • 8 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 1/2011 -- available soon
  • 5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- culled breeder -- dob 1/2014 -- available soon
  • 7 week old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/11/19 -- available soon
  • 7 week old black velvet female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/13/19 -- available soon
  • 7 week old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/14/19 -- available soon
  • 3 month old white mosaic male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/29/19 -- available soon
  • 7 month old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 1/26/19 -- available soon
  • 5 month old white ebony male chinchilla -- dob 4/1/19 -- available soon
  • 5 month old white ebony male chinchilla w/ spot -- dob 4/1/19 -- available soon
  • 3 month old hetero beige female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 5/28/19 -- available soon
  • 7 week old black velvet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/15/19 -- available soon




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

  • 3 Chins on hold for Sadie L.


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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!

1 Year Old Extra Dark Ebony Male Chinchilla -- "Biscuit"

We have an extra dark ebony male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. His name is Biscuit! He came in to the rescue a bit ago with his family (mom, dad, and four kids) and now most of them are available for adoption! We have down that Biscuit was born around 7/2018, which means he’s just turned a year old! Great time to add him to your family!


Biscuit’s color is called extra dark ebony, which is a shiny black color all over his whole body, including his belly! He’s a very handsome chinchilla, don’t you think?


Biscuit is currently living at a foster home in Rochelle, IL. He can be adopted directly from his foster home, or he can be brought back to the rescue in Hammond, IN, to be adopted from here. Please allow for time to transport, if you are interested in Biscuit.


Biscuit’s foster mom has this to say about him!:


He’s an active chinchilla, and he talks a lot. He’s less afraid than a lot of chins and he barely ever hides in his house. He’s been running around whenever he’s awake, and of course, chewing! He’s such an oaf, but in a cute way! On his first day here, he was so excited to run around his new cage, he jumped right into the food bowl and sent his food flying. He loves to explore, but hasn’t hid in his house once. He often tries to sniff things he can’t reach, or tries to climb his cage walls.


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if he gets along with other chinchillas.


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


The adoption fee for Biscuit is $100


2 Year Old Standard Grey Male Chinchilla -- "Chalupa"

We have a standard grey male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. His name is Chalupa! He came in to the rescue a bit ago and is now available for adoption! We have down that Chalupa was born around 6/2017, which makes him right about 2 years old. Great time to add him to your family!


Chalupa’s color is called standard grey, which is the classic color in chinchillas – a greyish color over his back, with a white belly.


Chalupa is an energetic chin, he likes to run around and hide when let out for playtime, so he definitely needs to be kept an eye on (or kept in a chin-proof room so he can go where he pleases). He’s a sweet boy. In his previous home, he loved jumping on his mom’s head during playtime, and that’s definitely something he enjoys, so hopefully he can have that in his new home as well!  For awhile, he was in a foster home in Chicago, getting a little more one-on-one attention!


Here’s what his foster home has to say about him:


Chalupa eats a lot. That’s mostly all he does! If you put your head on the cage, he will come and play with your hair a bit. He likes being petted occasionally but he will run away at the sight of your hand unless he knows you are going to pet him. He is very adventurous so letting him out of the cage is done best in a room with no place for him to hide or get stuck. He is afraid of heights and won’t jump off anything that is too high. He will walk into your hands if you hold them out in the cage like you are holding food or water in your hand. He only likes normal cheerios and he loves taking trips. He is actually a really great traveling buddy. He also really likes songs like Surrender by Natalie Taylor, Jealous by the Labrinth and Best Part of Her by Daniel Cesar and most Broadway musical songs. He is more active when the lights are off and really likes sloth or hedgehog stuffies.


This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if he gets along with other chinchillas.


This chinchilla would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had chinchillas before, as long as they understand that she is more on the active side.


Chalupa is no longer being fostered, he is back at the rescue for adoption! 


The adoption fee for Chalupa is $75


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

Livia & Miracle currently have a sponsor!!  They are being sponsored by Taryn S. until 10/14/19!!  For as little as $10 / month, you can also sponsor a chinchilla!  Find more information and sponsor a chinchilla here!!


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!"


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


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!


Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD