Meet this adorable six month-old male chinchilla available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! He was born in September of 2018 and has quite the personality for a little guy! He doesn’t have a name on Petfinder, but after seeing him described as the color of a toasted marshmallow, how could I NOT dub this little dude Toasted Marshmallow (or Toasty, for short)? Toasty is super energetic, playful and loves to climb on your shoulder to check out the world around him. He currently lives alone, so it’s unknown how well he would live with another chinchilla, but the rescue is more than willing to test that out if you’re interested! Toasty will come with some food to start you out (2 pounds of Tradition pellets), a goodie bag of chews/treats, and a printed out version of the care packet. Chinchillas need weekly dust baths, so you will definitely need to make sure you have special chinchilla dust on hand to keep his fur and skin healthy. Regardless of past chinchilla experience, all potential homes will be asked to read their chinchilla care packet and fill out the adoption application/chinchilla questionnaire. No chinchilla will go to a new home without an adoption application being filled out – NO EXCEPTIONS. Toasty’s adoption fee is $200 and you must come to him for the adoption, he cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Toasted Marshmallow is …
– very energetic, playful and interactive with people and would make a great first chinchilla!
– not big on cuddling, more interested in exploring.
– currently living alone, so it hasn’t been determined yet if he would do well living with another chinchilla.
I’ve included a link on chinchilla care and FAQs from the rescue’s website. Chinchillas can live approximately 10 years, so taking on a chinchilla is a long-term commitment! Also, make sure you do plenty of research before adopting your first chinchilla … there’s a lot to learn!