Meet Feebee, a sassy two to four year-old grey chinchilla available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! Feebee was bought as an adult at a pet store and not handled regularly prior to being purchased, so when she came to the rescue and went into foster care she needed a lot of time to get used to people. This tough girl can still sometimes bark or threaten to spray if you make her mad, but she’s never bitten anyone and is more bark than bite. Due to her chinchillatude, Feebee might do best in a home without small children, but once you hold her she seems to enjoy being pet and handled (on her terms, mind you!). Feebee will need a patient home where she’s given the time and space to properly warm up to her forever family, but don’t let her sass turn you away! Feebee 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. Feebee’s adoption fee is $75 and you must come to her for the adoption, she cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Feebee is …
– a tough girl on the outside who might bark or threaten to spray if she’s mad, but a sweetheart once she warms to you.
– best in a calm and patient home without small children where she can get plenty of exercise and time to adapt.
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!