Available Chins 3
Chins listed on this page:
- 2.5 month old standard grey male chinchilla kit (baby) -- dob 7/11/19
- Cheechee -- 3 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- furchewer -- dob 7/2016
- 9.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 4/2010
- Irwin -- adult standard grey male chinchilla -- dob approx. 2014-2017 (exact age unknown)
- Geo & Nibbles -- 1.5 year old pair of standard grey male chinchillas -- dob 2/2018 -- fostered in Newton County, IN -- on hold for Lindsay H. w/ deposit
Adult Standard Grey Male Chinchilla -- "Irwin"
We have a standard grey male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. His name is Irwin! Irwin had a bit of a rough start to his life before he came here – a company that was cleaning out a foreclosed house found him alone in the foreclosed house, having to fend for himself! They found someone to take him temporarily, and that person reached out to us, to take him and find him a home. She named him ChinChin, and his new foster home has named him Irwin, though you can name him whatever you’d like!
Because of his previous living situation, we do not know how old Irwin really is, though we would estimate that he is a younger adult, possibly within the 2-5 year old range.
Irwin’s color is called standard grey, which means he is the classic salt and pepper chinchilla color over his back and much of his body, with a white belly.
Here’s what Irwin’s foster home has to say about him:
“Irwin is curious and talkative. He’s very playful and will run away from you and then run right back to get his head scratched. Whenever he hears someone in the room, he runs to the side of the cage and puts his paw up. Sometimes it’s cute and sometimes he looks angry, haha!”
Irwin has never bitten anyone.
This chinchilla would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had chinchillas before.
Please note: Irwin is currently living with one of our foster homes in Chicago, IL. He will need to be brought back to our rescue (with paid deposit) for him to be adopted. Please allow for time to set up transportation if you are interested in this little cutie!
The adoption fee for Irwin is $75
9.5 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla
We have a standard grey female chinchilla who’s looking for a home. We have down that she was born around 4/2010, which means she is now 9.5 years old. Great time to take her home (is there ever really a bad time?).
This female is a standard grey, which means she has the salt and pepper grey coloring over her back, with a white belly. This is the classic color in chinchillas!
Here’s what our volunteer has to say about this pretty girl: “She’s a calm quiet girl who likes attention on her own terms and enjoys a good cuddle once she becomes acclimated to her surroundings. Relatively sweet.”
She sits pretty nicely in your arms well being petted. Super nice 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 standard grey female chinchilla is $75
3 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla -- furchewer -- "Cheechee"
We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Cheechee! She came in to the rescue a bit ago and is now available for adoption! We have down that Cheechee was born around 7/2016, which means she’s recently turned 3 years old! Great time to take her home.
Cheechee’s color is called standard grey, which is the classic color in chinchillas – a greyish color over his back, with a white belly. Cheechee 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.
Cheechee is very curious and outgoing. When you open her cage door, she LOVES to come up to the front of the cage and see what you’re doing. If you’re not careful, she may even hop out of the cage! She’s a very sweet girl and what’s even better – she loves being scratched! When you scratch her neck, she will tilt her head and act all adorable… it’s so cute! You will love scratching her. When she’s done, she may make some noises at you and move away, but she can’t go without scratches forever! You will melt, after giving her some scritches. We promise! She occasionally can be a bit talkative if she’s not in the mood, but she is just all bark and no bite… super super sweet girl. She doesn’t bite.
See a video of Cheechee getting scritched --> here
Cheechee would make a great “first chinchilla” for someone who has never had one before.
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.
The adoption fee for Cheechee is $75
2.5 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 7/11/19, which means he’s just now 2.5 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 an energetic little boy who will zoom around nonstop, pausing only for treats and cuddles.”
He is a sweet boy who loves tucking his head into the crook of your arm like an ostrick. Very sweet. 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 adoption fee for this standard grey male chinchilla is $135
Chinchillas & Critters On Hold
1.5 Year Old Pair of Standard Grey Male Chinchillas -- "Geo" & "Nibbles"
Please note: these chinchillas are on hold for Lindsay H. w/ deposit
We have a pair of male chinchillas that are looking for their new home. These boys are named Geo & Nibbles. We recently got them into our rescue, and then got them into a foster home for more one-on-one attention, and now they are ready to go into their new forever home!
We have down that these boys were born around 2/2018, which makes them about 1.5 years old. Great time to take them home!
Both Geo & Nibbles are standard grey chinchillas, which means they are the classic salt and pepper color on their back and over most of their body, with a white belly.
Here’s what their foster home has to say about these boys:
“Geo and Nibbles are extremely friendly, curious, and do like attention. They both enjoy having their neck scratched. Treats are always welcome. They have been around kids, dogs, lots of loud noises and are pretty chill about all of it. Geo loves to snuggle up in a hoodie or under a blanket with whoever is holding him. Nibbles (on the other hand) is an escape artist, or tries to be, everytime the door is opened. He is very curious about everything going on around him (moreso than Geo), especially when you do anything in their cage like food, water, or treats. Neither of them is picky about treats. They are taking treats from our hands. The boys have started coming to the side of the cage to check for treats or to get their necks scratched. They do perfectly great around kids as young as 2 years old (no kids younger than that around the foster home). They both love to do coming out for playtime. We put the dogs in their kennels and let them run around the living room and our hallway, and they love it!”
Geo & Nibbles have never 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.
Please note: Geo & Nibbles are currently living with a foster family in Newton County, IN. They can be adopted directly from their foster home, or they can be brought back to the rescue (with paid deposit) to be adopted from there as well. Please allow for some time to transport, if you are interested in this pair of chinchillas.
The adoption fee for Geo & Nibbles is $150
Please note: these chinchillas are on hold for Lindsay H. w/ deposit