Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters

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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!

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Chinchillas:

  • Feebee **NEW PICS**-- 2-4 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2015-2017 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- fostered in Newton County / Lake Village, IN
  • 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
  • Crinkle (F59) -- 3.5 year old extra dark / homo ebony male chinchilla -- dob 1/15/2016
  • 11 week old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/15/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
  • 4 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/1/19 -- listed on Available Chins 3
  • Jewell -- 5-6 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- fur chewer -- dob 2013-2014
  • 5 month old dark ebony curly carrier male chinchilla -- dob 2/27/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
  • 5 month old silver mosaic male chinchilla -- dob 2/9/19
  • 5 month old sapphire male chinchilla -- dob 2/11/19
  • 4 month old silver mosaic female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/11/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
  • 6.5 month old medium / dark ebony male chinchilla -- dob 1/7/19 -- listed on Available Chins 2
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  • 5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 2/6/19 -- (info coming soon)
  • Mama & Min -- pair of mother / daughter standard grey female chinchillas -- dob 6/2014 (Min) & 6/2013 (Mama) -- (info coming soon)
  • 4 month old medium / dark ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/19/19 -- (info coming soon)
  • 3 month old white ebony male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 4/16/19 -- (info coming soon)
  • 4 month old violet male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/15/19 -- (info coming soon)




Other Animals:

  • Ellie -- 2 year old Siamese mini satin doe (female, unspayed) rabbit -- dob March 2017 -- fostered in South Elgin, IL




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
  • Chalupa -- 2 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob 6/2017 -- available soon
  • 3 medium ebony young female chinchillas -- Dot, Stripe, and Star -- dob approx. 3/1/19 -- available after 8/6
  • medium ebony male chinchilla -- dob approx. 3/1/19 -- available after 8/6
  • Dad -- 1 year old dark ebony male chinchilla -- dob 7/2018 -- available after 8/6
  • Mom -- 2 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 7/2017 -- on pregnancy watch until 11/3/19
  • 4 month old blazed mosaic male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/11/19 -- available soon




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

  • 6 month old violet wrap female chinchilla -- dob 1/14/19 -- listed on Available Chins 3 -- on hold w/ deposit for Cantaberry Y.
  • 4 month old homo beige female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 3/8/19 -- NL -- on hold w/ deposit for Olivia A.


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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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Chinchilla (and Other Critter) Listings!

5 Month Old Sapphire Male Chinchilla 

We have a sapphire male chinchilla who’s looking for his new home. He came to NWI just a bit ago, and is now ready to leave and go to a family of her own. We have down that he was born around 2/11/19, which makes him right about 5 months old! Great time to bring him home.


This boy’s color is called sapphire. This is a light blueish grey color in chinchillas. We don’t have sapphires in too often, he’s definitely a pretty boy, and something unique.


This sapphire is an active boy that’s pretty much always on the go. He enjoys bouncing off the walls of his cage. As a result, he may end up in your arms, and bouncing right out of them, when you go to pick him up! He sometimes can be a little bit of a challenge to catch, due to this, but it’s totally worth it! Once you’re holding him, he’s not quite so bouncy… he does settle down a bit. He’s definitely more of a high-energy chinchilla though, so he’s not going to be one for long-time snuggles. Can definitely be handled and petted, but just, that’s not his goal in life. He wants to explore! Will you help him with that and appease him with playtime, when he’s old enough? He’ll love you forever! He 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 not the type to snuggle and cuddle for long periods of time. He’d be a fun playtime buddy though!


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 sapphire male chinchilla is $250


5 Month Old Silver Mosaic Male Chinchilla 

We have a mosaic male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. This little guy came to NWI a bit ago, and is now ready for his forever home! We have down that he was born 2/9/19, so he’s now about 5 months old and this is a perfect time for you to bring him home!


This boy’s color is called silver mosaic, which is basically a white chinchilla with greyish markings. As you can see from his pictures, he’s basically got a white base coat, with lots of silvery shading! As you can see, he’s got a whiteish stripe around his shoulders and a white tail tip, while the rest of him is very silvery!


He is just cute as a button! That face! He’s round and fluffy and all we want to do is squeeze him! He’s relatively easy to pick up and he does pretty well with being handled and petted. He sits pretty nice for petting and is just a super sweet little furball. Nice and fluffy and very very cute. We just love him. Doesn’t bite.


This chinchilla is currently caged by himself and we don’t know how he does 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 silver mosaic male chinchilla is $200


5-6 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla -- can come with cage / access -- "Jewell"

We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Jewell! She came in to the rescue a bit ago and is now available for adoption! We have down that Jewell was born around 2013-2014, which makes her between 5-6 years old.


Jewell’s color is called standard grey, which is the classic color in chinchillas – a greyish color over his back, with a white belly. Jewell is a fur chewer, which means that she chews on her fur. When you look at her pictures, you can see the fur over her hips looks a bit uneven, like a bad haircut, that is where she is fur chewing. Don’t you worry though, this is a cosmetic issue – similar to us chewing our fingernails! It doesn’t signify a health problem or anything like that, it simply affects how she looks. This may continue her entire life, or it may start and stop… it’s all up to her.


Jewell is very curious and outgoing. She can be a little shy when she’s in her own cage, but when you set her down elsewhere, she is more outgoing and will come right up and want to see what you’re doing! She’s definitely not afraid to come up to people and she’s actually not that hard to scoop up with two hands. She wants to check out everything! Because of this, she’s not going to be a lap-chin and sit with you for hours on end, but she’d love to do playtime with you! Jewell doesn’t bite.


Jewell’s favorite spot in her cage is inside her hanging wooden tunnel… that’s her spot! She can come with her cage, for an additional fee, if desired. She’s currently living in a Feisty Ferret cage, which you can view online here -- https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/prevue-hendryx-black-feisty-ferret-cage -- it measures 31 wide x 20 deep x 55 high. As you can see in the cage picture, there are several lava ledges, toys, wooden shelves, a huge wooden hidey house, food bowl, and water bottle. Also, if you get her with her cage, we’ll throw in some extra shelves, so you have some new ones to put in and make it more fun in your home!


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, as long as they understand that she is more on the active side.


The adoption fee for Jewell is $75

OR

Adopt Jewell with her cage / accessories / additional shelves for $200 total!


3.5 Year Old Extra Dark / Homo Ebony Male Chinchilla -- retired breeder -- "Crinkle"

We have a extra dark ebony male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. He is F59, and we call him Crinkle! Can you tell why? Crinkle was born 1/15/16, which makes him 3.5 years old. Great time to take him home!


Crinkle’s color is called extra dark ebony, sometimes referred to as homo ebony. This makes him a shiny black color all over his entire body, including his belly!


Crinkle can be an active boy when you go to pick him up, but he’s actually relatively easy to pick up and handle. He’s not keen on being held tighly, he prefers a looser grip and loves to sit on your open arm. If you’re holding him loosely, he will chill with you for short periods of time. He may enjoy playtime, as he is a bit more on the active side. He’s a sweet boy. Doesn’t bite.


Crinkle would be a great chinchilla for someone who’s never had one before, provided they understand that he is a bit more on the active side.


The adoption fee for Crinkle is $150


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!"


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!


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