Chinchillas For Sale

Chinchilla for Sale
Chinchilla for Sale

Chinchilla

Chinchilla (chinchilla lanigera) is a member of the rodent family. They are native to western Chile. In the foothills of the Andes Mountains. Chinchillas have very thick, soft, silky fur. Their fur protects them from the bitter cold environment of the mountains. Having this dense coat makes it easy for them to overheat. They do well at 75 degrees and below. The natural coat color is a blue-gray with the underside being a cream/yellowish color. There are many other coat colors available due to captive breeding. The hair on the tail is longer than the body. The males will weigh 14 to 17.5 ounces. The females weigh 14 to 21 ounces. Their body length is 8 to 15 inches and the tail is another 3 to 6 inches long. The chinchilla's life span is 8-10 years in the wild and 15-20 years in captivity.

chinchilla babys

  • Price: $200.00
  • Name: arthur
  • Posted: 09/20/2021
  • Phone: 3472257074
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: New York

Chinchilla babys for sale ! one month old is very healthy and friendly.

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Chinchilla breeders

  • Price: 400.00 and up
  • Name: Christine vergari
  • Posted: 09/18/2021
  • Phone: 3525566695
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

I have adult proven males and females. Starting at $400 and up. Females have been exposed to males and may be bred. Email for more info

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Locken (Curly Coated) Chinchilla Kits

  • Name: KyTy Critters
  • Posted: 09/16/2021
  • Phone: 8163448557
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri
  • Website: http://www.kytycritters.com

Locken Chinchilla Kits! These gorgeous curly coated babies are super sweet and gorgeous!!! Visit www.kytycritters.com for more information including pricing, shipping information, prices, availability, and more details!!!! Feel free to shoot u...

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Chinchilla Kits

  • Name: KyTy Critters
  • Posted: 09/16/2021
  • Phone: (816)3448557
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri
  • Website: http://www.kytycritters.com

Adorable baby chinchillas! We offer Lifetime support for any questions or concerns you have!!!! For more information (including SHIPPING, AVAILABILITY, PHOTOS, PRICES & MORE) please visit our website: www.kytycritters.com Please check out ou...

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Chinchillas

  • Price: $200.00
  • Name: Sara Baker
  • Posted: 09/14/2021
  • Phone: 4065210799
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Montana

3 chinchillas about a year old all males friendly if in montana and you want all of them plus cage and supplies ill make you a good deal

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Male chinchilla

  • Price: $75.00
  • Name: Meadow Thorne
  • Posted: 09/08/2021
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Florida

Male chinchilla in need of new home is not suitable for small children

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2 Female Baby Chinchillas Local Pick up Only, $100 each

  • Price: $100.00
  • Name: Curtis Howard
  • Posted: 09/08/2021
  • Phone: 5172568911
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

2 Female Chinchillas born 6/12/2021 (12 weeks old). Local Pick up only in the Lansing Michigan area. We will not ship them so please do not inquire further if unable to pick up in mid-Michigan. 1 is standard gray and the other is a very light gray...

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Chinchillas

  • Name: Yuliya Kent
  • Posted: 09/06/2021
  • Phone: 7036348281
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Virginia

Bonded chinchillas (girls). White and grey color. 4 months old. If interested I have a cage and accessories for sale.

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2 month Old Girl Chinchilla

  • Price: $125.00
  • Name: Elayne Ahrens
  • Posted: 09/04/2021
  • Phone: 7344764260
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

Standard Grey Baby Girl Chinchilla for sale, dad is a standard grey, mom is white, grey mosaic. Born July 10, 2021, picture taken July 30, 2021. Will be ready to go to a new home around September 30th. **NO SHIPPING** Message me at (734) 476-4260,...

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2 Chinchillas for adoption! Kuro and Okami

  • Name: Slender
  • Posted: 08/21/2021
  • Phone: 4177716922
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri

Both chins are males. They each are 4 months old. Kuro is the ebony, shy one. Okami is white/Pink adventurer! They love eachother deeply and wouldn't want to separate. Text/call at 4177716922!

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2 male chinchillas- Rick and Morty

  • Name: London Townsend
  • Posted: 08/03/2021
  • Phone: 989-277-1228
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Michigan

Rick and Morty are sweet brothers with gray coats and opposite personalities. Rick is more social and dominant while Morty is more shy. They are housed in a 3 tier Critter Nation enclosure where they have lots of space to run around. The enclosure an...

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Locken Chinchillas

  • Price: $200.00
  • Name: Rick Bilby
  • Posted: 08/03/2021
  • Phone: (513) 884-3909
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Male dark ebony $200 Male dark ebony Locken $300 Female dark ebony Locken $400 Lockens are the curly haired Chinchillas

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Chinchilla

  • Price: $100.00
  • Name: Lisa Marks
  • Posted: 08/02/2021
  • Phone: 661-674-9974
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: California

Comes with cage, water bottle, running wheel

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Baby Chinchillas

  • Name: Jessica Menkhus
  • Posted: 07/25/2021
  • Phone: 3145967704
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri

2 Male 8 week old Chinchillas (born June 2) One is jet black and the other is lighter grayish. Very healthy and active. Love being out if the cage to run and very friendly with people and other Chinchillas. Hand held since birth so very tame and affe...

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Locken Chinchilla

  • Price: $700.00
  • Name: Rick Bilby
  • Posted: 07/22/2021
  • Phone: 513 884 3909
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Kentucky

Dark Ebony Locken Chinchilla. Pedigree. Curly haired. Born in March. One male $700. One female $800. Contact us for more info.

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Chinchillas will live in colonies of a handful of individuals to a 100 or more individuals in the wild. They are active at night and take shelter in caves and crevices during the day. They eat vegetation high in fiber which includes grasses and leaves. Insects and eggs will also occasionally be included in their diet. Chinchillas will not take a bath using water. Their coat is too thick that it will not dry completely. They will take dust baths to keep their fur clean and healthy.

Chinchillas do mature at 8 months old. Their gestation period is 111 days and the female will have 2 litters a year. Each litter will have on average 2-3 young but can be as many as 6. The kits only weigh about 1 ounce when born and their eyes are open and fully furred when born. The kits will nurse from it’s mother for 2 months.

Housing a Chinchilla

The best housing for a chinchilla is a tall wired cage that is at least 24" wide and 24" deep. They do like to climb so include ladders and shelves for your chinchilla to enjoy. A chinchilla will chew any plastic caging or shelves easily. You can use newspaper , pine or aspen shavings for the bottom of the cage. A litter box can also be placed in the cage for them to use. The cage should be placed in a quiet area of the home that stays cool. A chinchilla can not take heat well and should not be in an area that is over 75 degrees.
There are two species of chinchilla; chinchilla chinchilla and chinchilla lanigera. Both are rodents and are slightly larger and more muscular than squirrels. One of the distinguishing features of the chinchilla is their fur. Among all of the land mammals, chinchillas have the densest fur, with 50 hairs growing from a single follicle. On one square centimeter of their skin, they can grow up to 20,000 hairs. Their fur is so thick that fleas actually suffocate in it and therefore cannot survive. Their fur can be white, gray, black, beige, or silver. This fur is, in a way, how the chinchilla got its name. The Chincha people of the Andes used to wear its dense fur and it was then named accordingly. Because of its fur, however, it was hunted and has since become quite rare. Most chinchillas that are now used for the fur industry are raised on farms. Some chinchillas are domesticated and kept as pets. These domesticated chinchillas are descended from the chinchilla lanigera species. They have a longer tail, thinner neck and shoulders, and longer ears than the wild chinchilla chinchilla, which is now facing extinction and is quite rare. Even though they may look bulky, their thick fur is hiding an incredibly athletic frame. Among their other traits, chinchillas are fast jumpers and can jump up to 6 feet in the air. They can grow up to 10 and 14 inches long and have a tail that can grow up to 6 inches long. On average, they can weigh up to 3 pounds. They live active lives and can heal quickly. Even with their quick healing, as pets, they require a lot of dental care and exercise. This is because their teeth are always growing throughout their life and need to be controlled and monitored. In the wild, they keep their teeth under control by chewing sticks and twigs. Because they are unable to sweat, their environment needs to be temperature-controlled. In order to bathe, they take dust baths. Because of their thick fur, they do not bathe in water. Instead, they roll around in dust made of fine pumice. Their thick fur then resists parasites as well as loose dander.


Chinchillas are native to the Andes mountains in South America. There, they live in herds at high elevations. These elevations can be up to 14000 feet. They have also been known to live in parts of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Today, they are mostly found in Chile. In these locations, they live in burrows or crevices in rocks, being the most active during the dusk and dawn. In order to find these creatures, fur traders used to use dynamite to blast open the rock to reveal their hiding places. 
Behavior
When they are found in the wild, chinchillas live in social groups called herds. These herds can range from 14 chinchillas to 100. They do this both for the social interaction as well as protection from predators, which include birds of prey, skunks, cats, dogs, and snakes. If they are attacked, they have a variety of defenses, including spraying urine and releasing fur (sometimes known as the fur slip).

Because they are nocturnal creatures, they have an added layer of protection against predators. For their own food, chinchillas eat plant leaves, fruit seeds, and small insects. To eat, they sit on their rear feet and hold the food with the front feet. If chinchillas are kept in captivity, they can become stressed if they see another chinchilla getting their food first. This can even cause stress convulsions. When the animal is distressed, they can also show other physical symptoms. One of these symptoms is fur-chewing and excessive grooming that leaves uneven patches of fur. They can even chew the fur of the other animals in their cage. Other symptoms may be a refusal to eat, which can make them worse. Chinchillas that live in herds are especially sensitive during their breeding season, which is around February to March and August to September. Because they are social creatures, they are upset when their breeding mate is changed. Once they have a litter, they are generally small, around 2. At birth, chinchillas are fully 
developed and can mate after 4 months. A chinchilla can live up to 14 years in the wild and 20 in captivity.


As pets, chinchillas are somewhat temperamental. Because they are more active at night, they do not like to be disturbed during the day. They are also very sensitive and do not like to be held. They can become very friendly to their owner but only if they are held as babies. By being held so young, they are more acclimated to human touch. During the day, they should be kept in a quiet area and their cage should have enough room to run around since they are so active. Because of their thick fur, it is best that they be kept at a cooler temperature. If the temperature is too high, they could overheat, due to their inability to sweat. 

Conservation
Over the years, their population has dwindled and this is mainly due to over exploitation. Both species of chinchilla are listed as endangered and approximately 90% of their population has been lost over the last 15 years. Hunting being the main cause of this decline, there has been many policies made to help save the creatures.

 
Their fur is so popular because of its soft feel and is even in color, making it perfect for clothing. This desire for chinchilla pelts led to the extinction of one species of chinchilla already and is leading to the extinction of the other two. Because the animals are so small, it takes a good many to make any type of garment. Because of this demand, they are still being hunted, even with the legal policies in place. They are also still bred for their fur. Another way in which humans are exploiting chinchillas is through scientific 
research. They have been used in research since the 1950s, specifically for their auditory system.

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