Meet Mulis and Gordo, a pair of bonded two year-old male chinchilla brothers available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! These boys were originally in a high school science class and when the course was over they were brought home by one of the students. However, they ended up being in the care of the parents when the daughter went off to college and are looking for a new forever home! Mulis and Gordo are fine with being held, but much prefer enjoying their exercise wheel, exploring and playing together … they have too much energy to waste time snuggling! Mulis and Gordo already have a cage and accessories and for a cost in addition to their adoption fee you can go ahead and get their current cage. They will come with some food to start you out (four 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. Instead of the normal adoption fee of $200 for one chinchilla, you can get these two for the bargain price of $175, $275 if you want to get their cage and accessories, and you must come to them for the adoption, they cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Mulis & Gordo are …
– a bonded pair of brothers and MUST be adopted together, no exceptions!
– very energetic and love to play and explore!
– fine with being handled and held … they are NOT biters.
– able to be adopted WITH their current cage and ALL the accessories for only $100 more! (They are currently living in a Feisty Ferret Cage. This cage has wooden poo guards, a pull out pan, wooden shelves, a wheel, some toys, and of course, a food bowl and glass water bottle. Here is a link to their cage – it is 31 wide x 20 deep x 54 high and on wheels.)
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!