NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Available Chinchillas & Critters


Chinchillas Listed On This Page


  • Leroy -- 2.5 year old standard grey male chinchilla -- dob Oct. 2015
  • Princess -- 7.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob March 2011
  • Holly -- 8 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob August 2010
  • 7 month old blue diamond wrap female chinchilla -- dob 6/22/2018
  • 4 month old brown velvet female chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 10/10/18
  • 8 month old medium / dark ebony CC female chinchilla -- pedigreed -- dob 6/17/18
  • Nyla & Evey -- 2 year & 1.5 year old pair of standard grey female chinchillas -- dob Dec. 2016 & July 2017 -- fostered in Aurora, IL
  • 6.5 month old silver mosaic female chinchilla -- dob 7/22/18



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

  • none at this time



See our other available chins on these pages:


6.5 Month Old Silver Mosaic Female Chinchilla 

We have a silver mosaic 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 7/22/18, so she’s just now 6.5 months old. Perfect time to bring her home!


Her color is silver called mosaic, which is an overall white base color, with silver shading. AS you can see from her pics, she’s mostly a dark silvery color, with a white belly, white tail tip, and a white stripe across one hip. Super neat looking!


She is a super super curious girl. Just loves the camera and loves people. I actually found it difficult to get pics of her… because she kept coming right up to me and wanting to see what I was doing! Can’t get pics when she’s half an inch away! Lol. She is super sweet when you’re holding her and does awesome with being handled and petted. When you place her in a spot she’s never been before, she loves to check things out… but oddly enough, this doesn’t really carry over to when she’s being handled… she’s just a lovebug when you have her in your arms. Gorgeous markings and a super super sweet girl, we just want to snuggle her all day. 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 silver mosaic female chinchilla is $250


2 Yr. & 1.5 Yr. Pair of Standard Grey Female Chinchillas -- "Nyla" & "Evey"

We have a pair of female chinchillas that are looking for their new home. These girls are named Nyla and Evey. We are told that Nyla was born around December 2016, which would make her about 2 years old, and Evey was born around July 2017, which would make her 1.5 years old. Both of these girls are standard grey chinchillas, which is the classic salt and pepper colored chinchillas with white bellies.


These girls came into the rescue when their family was unable to keep them. They chilled here for awhile, and now they are in a foster home in Aurora, Illinois, where they are getting more one-on-one attention. This is what their foster home has to say about these two furballs:


Evey is the chinchilla that is more active and yet she’s still very loving. She loves to wander and explore. Nyla is the calmer one that loves to snuggle. Neither will let me walk past their cage without saying “hello”!


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.


Please note:  These chinchillas are currently being fostered in Aurora, Illinois. They can be adopted out directly from their foster home if someone is close by, or can be brought back to our Hammond, IN, location for adoption as well. If you’re wanting to adopt from our Hammond location, please allow some time for us to transport them back here.


The adoption fee for Nyla and Evey is $150


8 Month Old Medium / Dark Ebony CC Female Chinchilla 

We have an ebony female curly carrier chinchilla who’s looking for a home. She was born on 6/17/18, which makes her almost 8 months old. Great time to take her home.


This female is a medium / dark ebony. This means that she is a medium / dark charcoal grey color all over her body, including her belly. As you can tell on her pics, she’s a bit darker on her back and is a bit lighter on her sides. Very pretty! She’s also a curly / locken carrier, so she carries the curly gene, and if bred to another curly or curly carrier, she can produce curlies! She is pedigreed and can come with her pedigree if desired.


To describe her in a word – she is bouncy! She can be a bit difficult to pick up at times, as she’s definitely not afraid of people and will hop right up into your arms… and keep going! It’s a lot of fun to explore! She would probably really enjoy playtime, and enjoy using you as a jungle gym during it! She can definitely be handled and petted, but she does let you know that she’s never going to be a snuggle bug. She is a very on-the-go chinchilla and she’s not going to sit to be petted, at least not for very long! She likes to move around and check everything out! Eventually, she does settle down, if you keep working on holding her, but that’s just not her ultimate goal in life... there’s too many other exciting things to do! Cute and energetic. Doesn’t bite.


She would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before, as long as they understand, and are prepared for, the fact that she his not going to cuddle and sit with her people for any length of time… she is a chin for a family that wants an ACTIVE chinchilla!


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 medium / dark ebony curly carrier female chinchilla is $150


4 Month Old Brown Velvet Female Chinchilla Kit (Baby)

We have a brown velvet female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She came to NWI just a bit ago, and we have down that she was born around 10/10/18, which makes her right around 4 months old – a great time to make her an addition to your home!


Her color is called brown velvet, which is a chocolate-y brown color over her back, with a white belly. Brown velvets aren’t a color you come across all the time, so she’s something unique!


This girl is spunky and energetic… she has energy for days! She’s never going to be a cuddlebuddy for you, but she’s so pretty and cute that we forgive her! She can definitely be handled and petted, and she does settle down a bit when you’re holding her, but we get the feeling she’s rather be doing playtime than doing something so boring as snuggling. Come on, there’s way cooler things to do! Sweet girl though, doesn’t bite.

Oh, did I mention, on occasion, she LOVES getting scritches?? How precious!


She would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had one before, as long as they understand that she is more of an active chinchilla.


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 brown velvet female chinchilla is $225


7 Month Old Blue Diamond Wrap Female Chinchilla 

We have a blue diamond female chinchilla who’s looking for her new home. She was born 6/22/18, which makes her just about 7 months old now. Great time to take her home!


Her color is called blue diamond wrap. This color in chinchillas is an expression of both the sapphire and violet chinchilla colors, creating a blue diamond, which is a powdery blue color. Definitely not something you see every day! Blue diamond is a double recessive color in chinchillas, so it is definitely something unique! Very pretty color, gorgeous in person! In addition to being a blue diamond, she is a blue diamond wrap, which means she also has the ebony gene expressed in her color. This makes it so that her blue diamond color wraps around her entire body including her belly! How neat!


This girl is very curious and energetic! She wants to check everything out, and can give you a run for your money at times when you go to pick her up! She can sometimes be a bit talkative, but don’t let that fool you, she’s a softie on the inside! When you’re holding her, she settles right down and she’s actually very sweet. She does pretty well with being handled and petted and actually sits pretty nicely in your arm to be petted. 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 blue diamond female chinchilla is $400


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

We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Holly. She came to NWI a bit ago, and we have that she was born around August 2010, which makes her about 8 years old.


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


Holly loves her hiding spots. For the first little bit when she came here, you wouldn’t even know she was in her cage, as she loved to hide (and she still does, just not 100% of the time anymore). Holly can be picked up and petted, but she’s not a fan of being handled or petted. She’s a squirmy little thing when you’re holding her. While she’s never bitten anyone, she doesn’t seem to really appreciate human contact, though she sure does come to the food bowl and appreciates when she gets fed! She probably would enjoy playtime as she can be more on the active side (when she’s not hiding), but just isn’t a huge fan of people. More a decorative chin. Doesn’t bite.


The adoption fee for Holly is $75


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

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 7.5 years old.


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)… but 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 being handled and petted, and she can be quite a bit of a squirm-ball when you’re holding her. She 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! Princess has never bitten, just not a huge fan of human interaction. More a decorative chinchilla that can come out for playtime.


The adoption fee for Princess is $75


2.5 Year Old Standard Grey Male Chinchilla -- "Leroy"

Leroy has a sponsor!  Leroy got a sponsor by default... the chinchilla with the sponsorship found her new home and now Leroy gets his turn!  He is sponsored by Scott McC until 2/16/19!  If you are curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us for more information!


We have a standard grey male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. His name is Leroy. 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.


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


Leroy was dropped off with a few other chinchillas, when their owner was unable to keep them. Leroy came from a family with all adults and should go to a family with all adults. He’s a pretty quick little dude when you go to grab him, though he does settle down when you’re holding him.


Leroy needs more than just the bare minimum in cage size. When he was brought in, he was living in a smaller guinea-pig type cage. He was not a happy camper, and when you would reach in for him, he would get defensive, to the point, one day, that he did bite. We have moved him up to half of a ferret nation cage and he is doing much better. He still will nip a bit when you’re holding him (like a little pinch) but no more bites and no more posturing, so he will need a decent sized chin cage in his new home. Still would not recommend him to go to a home with kids, due to his history.


Leroy is an escape artist. You open the cage and he comes right to the front… to try to see if he can get out! While this isn’t the most horrible thing ever, as it does make him easier to get out of his cage, you do have to be careful that he doesn’t escape when you’re filling his food bowl.


Leroy does NOT get along with other chinchillas. The previous home informed us that their two males didn’t get along, and when someone asked if Leroy would get along with another chin, we tried it… he immediately lunged for the other chinchillas. As Leroy has made it clear that he doesn’t want a buddy, he will not be adopted out into a home that hopes to pair him up.


All this said, Leroy is actually a nice chinchilla when you’re holding him and does well with being handled and petted, if you ignore the nips. He probably would really enjoy playtime and /or a wheel, and would be a good pet for an adult.


The adoption fee for Leroy is $75


Chinchillas & Critters ON HOLD

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