Chinchillas Needing Homes
If you are interested in adopting chinchillas from Nibbles you will first have to fill out an online adoption application. This will be reviewed and we will contact you to discuss your application.
Once this step is completed we will arrange for a homecheck. This usually occurs within a week of your application. However, all home checkers are volunteers who are kindly donating their time so please be patient while we find someone in your area and arrange a time when the home checker and adopter is free.
Once the homecheck is complete you will be able to arrange a time to come and collect your chinchilla(s).
Minimum Requirements for Chinchilla Adoption: 60cm (w) x 94cm (l) x 142cm (h) cage with plenty of wooden platforms to jump about on and chew. We ONLY recommend cages which are fully constructed with metal as chinchillas chew and a plastic base will easily be chewed through allowing your chinchillas to escape. We also DON’T recommend cages with uncovered wire bases as this can lead to problems such as bumble foot. You are able to cover bases with cardboard or replace with metal trays. Cages we recommend are Nevada rodent cage by Liberta, the 2nd Edition all metal Explorer Rat, Chinchilla & Ferret Cage, Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95, Savic Suite Royal XL. A great place to check for cages is Cages World and Zooplus as well as having a look on Ebay. A great place for toys and cage accessories is Viovet You are able to use plain untreated pine for shelving which can be purchased at any DIY store. They will also require a suitable low sugar, low fat and high fibre diet mainly consisting of hay with quality extruded pellets and daily access to a dust bath. Chinchillas are delightful creatures but require specialist care so please ensure you have done plenty of research into their care as a bad diet can quite literally lead to death. We recommend you visit Chinchillas for Life
The minimum adoption fee is £20.00 for a single chinchilla and £30.00 for a pair.
Lilly is looking for a chinchilla experienced home as she can be a bit grumpy at times, especially when she’s been woken up. She would greatly benefit from a committed owner who can give her plenty of time and attention. Despite her grumpy moments she is inquisitive and always happy to be given a hay cookie.