NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

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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.


Chinchillas Listed On This Page


  • Princess -- 8 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob March 2011 -- SPONSORED! -- fostered in Chicago, IL -- SALE!! NOW $65!!
  • 5 year old black velvet female chinchilla -- needs home with no small children -- dob 3/24/2014 -- SPONSORED! -- fostered in River Forest, IL -- SALE!! NOW $75!!
  • 5 month old pink white female chinchilla -- dob 11/6/18 -- SALE!! NOW $175!!



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

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See our other available chins on these pages:


5 Month Old Pink White Female Chinchilla

We have a pink white 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 11/6/18, making her right around 5 months old. Her color is called pink white, which is typically an overall white body color, though pink whites can also have some beige coloration. This girl is pretty much solid white though, she just has a little beige shading on her head, face, and the base of her tail.


This girl is on the calmer said. She is relatively easy to scoop up into your arms. When you’re holding her, she can be curious and wants to check things out, but once she settles down, she is super sweet and does really well with being handled and petted. 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 adoption fee for this pink white female chinchilla is $200


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $175!!


5 Year Old Black Velvet Female Chinchilla -- needs home with no small children 

This furball has a sponsor!!  Erol A. is sponsoring her until 4/5/19!!  If you are interested in, or curious about sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us for more info!  Sponsoring is available as an option in the webstore, and you can choose which chinchilla you'd like to sponsor!


Please note: this chinchilla is currently living in a foster home in River Forest, IL. She can be adopted directly from the foster home, or from the rescue in Hammond.  Please allow for a few days for necessary arrangements to be made.  Thanks for your understanding!


We have a black velvet female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She came to NWI not long ago, and is now looking for a home of her own! We estimate that she was born around 3/25/14, which makes her right around 5 years old now – great time to bring her home!


This chinchilla’s color is called black velvet, which is a black color over the chinchilla’s back, with a nice white belly.


This furball is a sweet girl. She doesn’t have the utmost patience in the world for people poking her though. Handling and petting is perfectly fine with her, but having mini little hands stuck through her cage bars poking her all day is not for her, and she is not a fan. She’s never bitten, but she will bark and express her displeasure… and let’s be honest, there’s no reason to make her unhappy. We want her to be happy and thrilled with life! So, she needs to go to a home with either all adults, or where the kids are older teenagers. No little kids, for her sanity.


Now that that’s out of the way, onto her personality – she’s actually rather sweet, and is relatively easy to pick up. She can be a bit squirmy at times, and she sometimes does take a bit to settle down into your arms, but once she does settle down, she’s very sweet and will chill with you for short periods of time. Sweet girl. Doesn’t bite.


She would make a great “first chinchilla” for an adult-only or adult-with-older-children home, where the kids understand not to poke her.

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 black velvet female chinchilla is $100


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


8 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla -- "Princess"

Princess is currently being sponsored by Taryn S. until 4/27!  What a lucky girl!  If you're curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us!  Sponsoring is an option in the webstore, and you can even choose which chinchilla you'd like to sponsor!


We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Princess. She came to NWI a bit ago, and we have that she was born around March 2011, which makes her about 8 years old.


Please note: Princess is currently living at a foster home in Chicago, IL.  She can be adopted out directly through the foster home, or she can be brought back to the rescue in Hammond for an adoption as well.  Please allow time to make arrangements for any needed transport.  Thanks for your understanding!


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


Princess was dropped off with another chinchilla, after being purchased last Christmas as a Christmas present for two young children. Neither chinchilla was super sociable, and so the kids lost interest and they were surrendered to our rescue. The other chinchilla has already found a home, but Princess is still here and still looking!


Princess is an escape artist extraordinaire. She loves to come up to the front of the cage, which can make you think she’s outgoing and fearless (which she is!)… though also she wants to go out and explore! If you’re not careful, she’ll make her way past you and go exploring! Princess isn’t a huge fan of snuggling, though she loves playtime! She also loves her wheel and loves to run around when she can, so she would do great in a home that would like to do playtime! She is a quick one though, and getting her back in the cage after playtime might be a fun time and hey, a workout for you! Princess has never bitten.


Above are our views (at the rescue) of what Princess is like. Because she did not seem to be enjoying rescue life, she since has been moved to one of our foster homes, to better assess what she is like. Here is what they have to say about her:


“I’m happy to report that Princess is doing better every week! She’s pretty shy when you first try to pick her up, but once we walk into the bathroom for playtime, she’ll crawl up onto my shoulders. She’s not crazy about being held, but will be pretty chill about it. Last night my roommate was holding her while he wrote his essay! She doesn’t mind other people joining her playtime – in fact, she loves the extra obstacles to climb on!! Cheerios are still her favorite snacks, she eats them like donuts. She spends most of her in-cage-time on the highest shelf where she can see what’s going on. She likes to sleep in her hidey house.”


So you see, she’s a nice mix of fun and energetic chin!


A bit later, another update from the foster:


“Princess spends most of her in-cage time on the highest shelf where she can see what’s going in, or in her hidey house when she’s sleeping. She will come to you if you’ve got a treat. She’s pretty comfy climbing onto people lately and during playtime I’ve found she’s been standing up a lot on her hind legs. She eats lots of hay and will “wake up” to stand on her food bowl to eat before going up to her perch. Sometimes she’ll chew on her cage, I take it as a sign she wants to come out to play!”


The adoption fee for Princess is $75


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $65!!


Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD

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