Meet Molly, a curious seven year-old ebony chinchilla available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! Molly was a class pet many years ago and when the teacher moved to a different district, this lovely lady was put up for sale at the school’s sidewalk sale. She was adopted by a very loving family, but as their children grew older there was less and less time to spend with Molly, so she’s looking for her forever home now! Molly is a very curious chinchilla and although she doesn’t care for the feeling of being picked up (it would make me nervous, too!), once she’s in your hands she enjoys the affection and settles right down like a little lovebug! She’s a habitual fur chewer, so although she doesn’t look as fluffy as most chinchillas it does not negatively affect her health. She currently lives alone, but the rescue is more than willing to test out if she’ll bond with another chinchilla if you’re interested! Molly 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. Molly’s adoption fee is $100 and you must come to her for the adoption, she cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana).
Molly is …
– already seven years old, but age is just a number to this curious girl!
– a severe fur chewer, though it does not negatively affect her health.
– not a fan of the feeling of being picked up, but once being held she’s a happy girl (and NOT a biter!).
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!