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.

Chinchillas

  • Price: 500$
  • Name: Brittany
  • Posted: 11/22/2020
  • Phone: 7652123391
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Indiana

I have three chinchillas for sale. If u want all three all of their stuff will come with them. They have everything they could need plus more (food,treats,dust,dust bath,hay,wheel,critter fence,chew toys, Etc.)They are very social with people and oth...

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Chinchilla Kits!!!

  • Name: KyTy Critters
  • Posted: 11/22/2020
  • Phone: 8163448557
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri
  • Website: http://www.kytycritters.com

Chinchilla Kits 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 Feel free to text us with any questions n...

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Female Chinchillas

  • Name: Aaron Stachmus
  • Posted: 11/20/2020
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Oklahoma

2 ebony females and 1 mosaic female all ready for their new homes by Christmas. $250 each.

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2 male chinchillas, bonded father and son

  • Name: Annyka
  • Posted: 11/20/2020
  • Phone: 8142737957
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Both boys are fairly friendly they like to be with one another at all times. The younger one is about 3 and his father is around 5. Cage and all supplies and food is included in abundance for the price. Please only contact with legitimate offer and i...

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Female violet sapphire chinchilla

  • Price: $500.00
  • Name: Stephanie
  • Posted: 11/19/2020
  • Phone: 2242751485
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Illinois

7 month old female. She’s a violet sapphire. Very friendly but skittish

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Male Chinchilla

  • Name: Stephanie
  • Posted: 11/19/2020
  • Phone: 2242751485
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Illinois

1 year old male. Very friendly. Doesn’t mind being petted or handled.

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Chinchillas

  • Name: Potenza Exotics
  • Posted: 11/17/2020
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Texas
  • Website: www.potenzaexotics.com

Chinchillas and More

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Baby Boy Chinchilla (Kit)

  • Price: $250.00
  • Name: Emily Alvarez
  • Posted: 11/16/2020
  • Phone: 2674414555
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Baby boy Chinchilla. Born October 3rd 2020. Mother is Grey (As pictured) Father is Black. Selling him to a good home where he will be loved and cared for. Call/ Text My Phone # (267)441-4555 WILL BE READY BY THE FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER!!!! IN T...

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Family of Chinchillas

  • Price: 400.00 for both girls OR both boys
  • Name: Amy Bray
  • Posted: 11/13/2020
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Ohio

Girls selling them together, Boys selling them together. Also adult male was born missing one back leg . Does not hinder him in anyway. The adult Chinchila’s are parents to the young ones.

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chinchilla

  • Price: $100.00
  • Name: arthur
  • Posted: 11/11/2020
  • Phone: 3472257074
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: New York
  • Website: arturk74@yahoo.com

Chinchilla boy, age 8 months, very friendly and beautiful.

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Bonded chinchillas for sale

  • Price: $250.00
  • Name: Piper Bauman
  • Posted: 11/06/2020
  • Phone: 5853549345
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: New York

Selling 2, 4-year-old female chinchilla sisters. They are bonded and this price comes with the cage, food, and toys.

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Year Old Female Chinchilla - with cage and everything included !

  • Name: Kristi Smith
  • Posted: 11/04/2020
  • Phone: 8155014650
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Missouri

Rosalina is a very sweet girl! She loves to run around, sit on your lap, and just chill. The rehoming fee comes with the 4-tier cage, all the food, hay, dust and treats I have for her.

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Chinchilla

  • Name: Natalie
  • Posted: 11/03/2020
  • Phone: 5092957827
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: Washington

Girl chinchilla is about a month old please do not ask to ship I will not ship her to you we will have to meet up to adopt.

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2) 7 month old ebony chinchillas male & female

  • Price: 300$ each
  • Name: Cory matula
  • Posted: 10/28/2020
  • Phone: 845-444-4847
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: New York

1 ebony chinchilla with some gray in his fur . Male asking for 300$ . He loves to be played with and held . Especially great with little kids ! Super friendly. (Sold the female)

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2 male chinchillas

  • Price: 150 each
  • Name: Ivy
  • Posted: 10/18/2020
  • Phone: 8453890600
  • Email: Email Seller
  • Location: New York

I have two male chinchillas for sale. They are 3 months old. You must pick up i do not ship so please dont ask. They are $150 each.

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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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