Meet this adorable six month-old female chinchilla available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! She was born in September of 2018 and has quite the personality for a little guy! She doesn’t have a name on Petfinder, but she’s so much more than just a regular gray … she’s Stormcloud (Stormy, for short)! Stormy is a cautious girl, but very sweet and enjoys being handled and held. She currently lives alone, but did well when housed with her siblings and the rescue is more than willing to test out if she’ll bond with another chinchilla if you’re interested! Stormy 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 her 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. Stormy’s adoption fee is $200 and you must come to her for the adoption, she cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Stormcloud is …
– a cautious, but enjoys exploring
– enjoys being handled and held.
– currently living alone, but did well with her brothers and sisters and could potentially bond 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!