NOLA Chinchilla Rescue
Intro to Chinchillas
This application covers only the most basic things you need to know to adopt and care for a chinchilla. There is much more to be learned. All the information necessary to answer the following questions can be found on the Basic Care and the Gathering Supplies pages at this website. Sometimes there is not a 'correct' answer. Please make a note of any questions you may have and contact me to discuss them.
City, State, Zip
Is there a particular chinchilla you are interested in adopting?
Number of people in household: adult/teen/child?
Name and age of primary care giver
What other pets are in the house?
What cage will you be using? We require a plastic free cage (excepting the bottom if chew-proofed) with wood shelves.
Where in the house will the cage be kept?
What type of exercise wheel will they have? (We usually require the Quality Cage 15" chinspin.)
Do you have air conditioning? A dehumidifier? What temperature is your house normally?
How often will the chin have supervised out of cage playtime? Where will the chinchilla play?
What needs to be done to chinproof the area?
What brand and type of food and hay will you be giving and where will you purchase it?
How much pellets should be fed per day? Hay?
What water will you give them?
What brand of dust will you use for bathes?
What treats will you be giving?
What types of chew items will you give?
What veterinarian will you use? Do they have experience with chinchillas?
Do you have a back-up or after-hours vet?
Do you have a wire carrier to take your chin(s) home?