Meet Ebony, a beautiful two year-old female chinchilla available for adoption at
NWI Chinchilla Rescue! Whether you’re an experienced chinchilla owner or looking for your very first one, Ebony will keep you thoroughly entertained, doing parkour off the walls and anything else she can get her tiny paws on in her cage! She is a tiny ball of energy and though you think it would make her harder to catch, she’s actually more likely to jump in your arms! She’s fine with being handled and pet, she just has to get out all that energy first! Ebony would probably do best in a home where they’ll enjoy playtime with her because she’s such an active chinchilla … do you think you can keep up with Ebony? 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! Ebony 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. Ebony’s adoption fee is $200 and you must come to her for the adoption, she cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Ebony is …
– very active and enjoys doing tricks!
– enjoys being handled and pet after working out her energy.
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!