Meet Rey! *UPDATE: ADOPTED!!!*

Meet Rey, an energetic two and a half year-old grey chinchilla available for adoption through NWI Chinchilla Rescue! Rey came to the rescue with another chinchilla when her human mom fell on hard times, so she’s looking to find her loving forever home! She’s currently in foster care and her foster mom says that she’s a very sweet and curious girl who doesn’t mind getting scratches on the head and under her chin, but as far as cuddling … well, she would MUCH prefer playtime! Rey will come with some food to start you out (2 pounds of Mazuri 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. Rey’s adoption fee is $75 and you must come to her for the adoption, she cannot be shipped (NWI Chinchillas is in Hammond, Indiana, though Rey is currently being fostered in Streamwood, Illinois and can be adopted directly from there).

Rey is …
– energetic and curious and seems to prefer playtime over cuddle time!
– currently housed alone, even though she was brought in with another chinchilla, so she may need to stay housed separately if you have other chinchillas in the home.
– good with head and chin scratches, but might scratch back if she doesn’t want to be picked up (but she’s 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!

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