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.

Chins listed on this page:


  • Feebee -- 2-4 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- no little kids -- dob 2015-2017 -- SPONSORED!! -- fostered in Newton County / Lake Village, IN -- SALE!! NOW $65!!
  • Rey -- 2.5 year old standard grey female chinchilla -- dob 2016 -- SALE!! NOW $65!!
  • 5 month old brown velvet female chinchilla -- dob 11/22/18 -- SALE!! NOW $175!!
  • 2 year old medium / dark ebony female chinchilla -- dob 6/9/17 -- SALE!! NOW $125!!



Chinchillas Currently Pending
--these animals may/may not be up for adoption in the future; if interested, please contact--
  • none at this time


See our other available chins on these pages:


2 Year Old Medium / Dark Ebony Female Chinchilla 

We have a medium ebony female chinchilla who’s looking for a home. We have down that she was born around 6/9/17, which makes her just shy of 2 years 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!


This girl is a bit on the bouncy side! She loves to parkour off the walls of her cage or whatever else she can. She just loves to have fun! This might actually equate to being able to catch her pretty easily, as she’s liable to jump right into your arms, sooner or later. She’ll be a fun one, that’s for sure! Once you actually catch her, she does settle down and does pretty well with being handled and petted, just gotta get through all of that initial energy first! She would be a great chinchilla for someone wanting to do playtime frequently, as she would likely enjoy it! Can definitely be handled and petted, just is more on the curious, on-the-go side. Sweet girl, very nice, doesn’t bite.


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


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 med / dark ebony female chinchilla is $175


Fill Your Prescription Sale!!  Adopt me now for $125!!


5 Month Old Brown Velvet Male Chinchilla

We have a brown velvet 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 11/22/18, which makes him right around 5 months old – a great time to make him an addition to your home!


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


This boy has energy for days! He can keep bouncing and parkouring off the walls of his cage… and bouncing and parkouring some more! He loves to explore new places and check everything out! He is very outgoing and will come right up to you – definitely not afraid of people! Though then, once he’s checked you out, he may just bounce back away! And then come check you out again. Super curious boy. He will definitely keep you on your toes. Sometimes he’s super easy to catch, as sometimes he practically bounds into your arms, other times he’s bouncing around so much that you’re like “I got him!” just as he bounces away, haha. He can definitely be handled and petted and believe it or not, he does settle down somewhat when you’re handling him. He’ll never be one that’s going to cuddle with you for hours, but he can be handled and petted, and doesn’t mind it, at least for short periods of time. Then back to exploring! He would likely enjoy playtime when he is old enough – more to explore! 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 more of an active chinchilla.


This chinchilla is currently caged alone. However, we did pair him with another chin for a potential adopter (who has since vanished, and they did just awesome together, so it’s very possible he could have a buddy. 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 brown velvet male chinchilla is $225


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


2.5 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla -- "Rey"

Rey has been sponsored!  She is being sponsored by Melissa F. until 4/22/19!  If you are curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us for more info!  Sponsoring is available as an option on the webstore, and you can even choose a chinchilla to sponsor!


We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Rey! She came in to the rescue with another chinchilla (caged separately), when their human mom became homeless. Initially, she human mom had someone who could watch the chins temporarily, but when that fell through, they came here to us, so we could find them a good home.


We have down that Rey was born in August 2016, which makes her 2.5 years old. Great time to take her home.


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


Rey is a very curious girl. She thinks her best pose is standing up on her hind legs, as you can see in her pictures! She’s a sweet girl, relatively easy to pick up… but not a huge fan of being handled. You can definitely pick her up and handle her, just keep in mind, she’s a very on-the-go chinchilla and would rather be checking things out than cuddling with you. Hey, we can’t all be couch potatoes, right? When you are holding her, she prefers a looser grip, and with that sort of handling, she will hang with you for a bit longer, but still just not the snuggly type. She would likely enjoy playtime with the amount of energy that she has. Sweet girl, doesn’t bite.


The adoption fee for Rey is $75


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


2-4 Year Old Standard Grey Female Chinchilla -- "Feebee"

Feebee has a sponsor!!  She is being sponsored by Lisa M. until 7/10/19!!  If you're curious about or interested in sponsoring a chinchilla, contact us for more info!  Sponsoring is available as an option on the webstore, and you can choose a chinchilla to sponsor! 


We have a standard grey female chinchilla that is looking for her new home. Her name is Feebee! She came to NWI back in the fall 2018, and unfortunately her previous owners adopted her from a pet store as an adult, so we don’t have an exact age on her. Based on what they told us and our knowledge, we estimate that she is between 2-4 years old, and was born between 2015 and 2017.


Please note: Feebee is currently being fostered in Newton County / Lake Village, Indiana.  She can be adopted either directly from her foster home or from the rescue here in Hammond.  Please allow time both to make appointments to see her and to allow for transport.  We thank you for your understanding!


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


This is what Feebee’s previous home had to say about her, and tells you a bit about her history:


She was surrendered to a pet shop in Kendalville, Indiana about a year prior to us receiving her. She had lived with a family who had her and her sister, but her sister was given to someone else. So she was separated prior to the pet shop. She was not handled regularly. We then got her about a year ago, then started handling her regularly. She likes being held, she never bit any of us, she does sometime yell at us or on occasion she did pee on my husband prior to getting to know him. Our girls ages 2 & 3 reach in and pet her daily, and she never even yells at them. She loves having her head scratched, and she does love nose to nose contact with our dogs through the cage. We used to let her out of her cage every evening to run around the house. Then she’d just run back into her cage.


We moved into a different house that’s under a ton of renovations so it’s no longer safe for her to run free. And we now have a new baby at home. Our lives have just made too many changes, and we no longer have a space to keep her cage. I feel bad getting rid of her but she deserves a different environment where people are around to give her attention. And maybe a companion.


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The first thing that I need to tell you about Feebee is that the resting bitch face that you see on her photos is very real! She really always has that sort of peeved-off look! Well, except when she’s sleeping. Then she looks like the most serene, peaceful chin ever…until she wakes up. Feebee is exceptionally talkative. She LOVES to talk to you, and talk back to you, and bark at you. Even though the previous home was able to reach right in and pet her, she hasn’t warmed up to us quite that much yet, and will bark if you reach in for her. She has stood up and threatened to spray (but never has… yet) when we go to reach for her, so what they said about her peeing on the husband is definitely still a possibility, probably even moreso if she’s not used to you. She may just prefer a calmer, more stable environment than being here at the rescue, as she hasn’t seemed to settle in very well here, but that may be very different in an actual home. The one thing I can say is that she’s all bark and no bite – she has NEVER bitten and NEVER sprayed… she just threatens. We don’t push her past what she’s comfortable, though we have definitely picked her up and held her. And actually, low and behold, when you’re holding her, she is actually very sweet! She does pretty well with being handled and petted, you just need to get past that tough exterior first. When you’re holding her, she seems to enjoy getting scratched behind her ears.


She LOVES her hidey house, and we always joke that when her head pokes out, she looks like a mounted deer-head. Her hidey house will come with her to her new home so she has something familiar and sort of like a security blanket.


Because of the barking, slow-settling-in, and threatening spraying, we would not advise she go to a home with little kids. Older teens and older people in the household only, for her sanity and yours. She’s probably not a chin for a first-time owner, unless you are not easily intimidated and are willing to put in the time with her. We feel she’s probably very sweet on the inside… but you just have to get through the prickly exterior and resting bitch face first…


The adoption fee for Feebee is $75


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


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