NOLA Chinchilla Rescue

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We sell a few products that we use ourselves. All proceeds benefit the rescue.

Certified organic, antibiotic-free Pear and Apple sticks, Oxbow pellets; 2nd timothy, orchard grass, blue grass, 3rd timothy hays, alfalfa cubes, rose hips, oats, Blue Cloud dust and rocks, poplar wood blocks and coins, pumice stone (3 sizes), hanging toys, whistle hay toys, lava bites, horse cookies, treat bags, oral syringes, hammocks, chill houses and chill pads, Quality Cage chinspin and carriers and more. 

 See the Houses, Haybins and Stairs page for more items,

NOTE: please call us at 504.912.9143 or email for total price plus shipping. Orders are shipped same or next mail day by Priority Mail. Pick-ups are welcome. We accept Paypal. If you have an account, click on the button, enter the total of your order including shipping and log into your account. If you don't have a Paypal account, click on the Paypal button, enter the total $ amount of your order plus shipping and click on Don't Have A Paypal Account? Any major credit card can then be used.  

Shipping Rates: We have a variety of shipping methods. Please let us find the best for your order. Email or message us your order and we will give you a total.

Apple Chew Sticks 

Our Certified Organic Antibiotic-free Apple Sticks come from certified organic orchards. There are usually about 15 lbs ready for immediate shipping. Each batch is picky chin tested and all shipments are guaranteed. One pound has about 150 5" sticks. NOTE!!!!! Please store sticks in an open cardboard box or paper bag.

Our apple sticks are used by chinchillas, bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, wallabies, and even dogs. 

 

Sold by the pound. 

Any amount of small sticks/large twigs:$15/lb plus shipping. Full box order: 2 lb $38 including Priority shipping to any US state.

Larger sticks, about pencil diameter and slightly larger and of various lengths up to 11 inches, are $10/lb plus shipping. Larger sticks cut to approximate 5" lengths are $12/lb plus shipping.

Twiglets, very thin and about 11" long, $13/lb plus shipping.  Full box one pound $21 to any US state. 

Larger quantities will be shipped by weight when cheaper than Priority Flat Rate.  

PLEASE NOTE: Much of our wood is fuzzy wood. The white is a natural secretion that is safe and greatly desired. Chinchillas love it. Mold is different. It is bluish green and will cover many sticks at a time. Mold is also powdery. The white on fuzzy wood is waxy. 

 Our Certified Organic Antibiotic-free Apple Sticks come from certified organic orchards and are shipped to us where they are immediately processed. Each 6 lb batch is washed in clean 130 degree running water. They are then air dried before being baked for 3 or more hours at a low, 230 degree heat. Processed sticks are stored inside our house until they are sorted and cut for sale. 

                         Shipped to us                                                          Baking in 5lb batches

                      

  Stored inside with A/C before sorting and sizing.                          Ready to ship

Pear Chew Sticks

Certified organic pear chew sticks, sold by the pound. Various diameters up to about pencil thickness and about 6" long: $16 per pound. 1 lb $24, or 2 lbs $40 delivered to any US state. Larger quantities sold by the pound plus shipping.

 

Sit-N-Chew Apple Ledges

9" Long Apple sticks about 3/4 inch in diameter with hanger bolt/fender washers/wingnut mounts. Chins love to sit and chew on them. $8 each or 3 for $20 plus shipping.

HAY

We have several types of hay that we use for our own chins. All are $2/lb plus shipping and are available in half pound increments. Rarely is it worthwhile to ship hay, but often there is room in a box for a pound or so of 'treat' hay: bluegrass and 3rd cut are favorites. Any quantity is available for pick-up.

Western Timothy Hay

Western timothy hay is the most important part of a chinchilla's diet. We use Small Pet Select 2nd crop hay. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $3/lb plus shipping

Third Cut Timothy

A soft, all leaf grass hay from KMS Hayloft. If a chin does not eat hay, they will probably eat this. Available in half pound increments. $3 lb plus shipping. 

Orchard Grass

Orchard grass is sweet and long-leafed. It makes a great addition to their daily hay. Our chins get about 75% western timothy and 25% orchard grass. Chins love variety and different grass hays are a great way to satisfy them. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $3/lb. plus shipping

Blue Grass

Blue Grass hay from KMS. This is an all leaf hay similar to orchard grass. It is a favorite for stuffing hay toys. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $3/lb plus shipping.

Treat Hays

Oxbow Organic Meadow Grass and Oxbow Botanical Hay. Give your chin a safe treat that provides variety in the diet. Perfect for stuffing hay toys. 1 1/2 oz bag $1 plus shipping.

Alfalfa Cubes

Alfalfa is a must for young chins, pregnant and nursing mothers and is a great occasional treat for other chins. These cubes are quite hard and are a great carry/chew toy. One pound is shown. Alfalfa cubes are $1/lb plus shipping. 

Treat Bags

A weekly favorite treat for all our chinchillas:  One half pound sized brown paper bags stuffed with different types of grass hays: Various timothy hays (2nd and 3rd cuts), Botanical hay, Orchard grass, Meadow grass, Bluegrass, a pinch of crushed rosehips and bits of apple chew sticks. Ingredients vary. Note: no alfalfa $2.50 per bag plus shipping.    

Make your own! 10 bags plus rafia ties $5 plus shipping.                                                                                  

Hay Bins

Safe wooden Chin Bins. Made from pine or poplar with non-toxic glue- no nails or plywood. Mounting hardware included. 

1/4" poplar $10 plus shipping   1/2" poplar $13 plus shipping

 

 

Wide hay bins: less waste and easier cleaning. Made of 1/2" thick safe premium pine. 6"W x 5 1/2"H x 4"D. Joined with safe glue. Mount included. $13 plus shipping.

 

Bunny sized wide hay bins  9 1/4" H x 11 1/4" W x 6" D. [Same style but larger than pictured]. 2 bolt/fender washer/wing nut mounts included. Safe premium pine, No plywood or metal (except mounts) $22 plus shipping.

Oxbow Chinchilla Pellets

Oxbow Essentials Chinchilla Deluxe is a high quality alfalfa based pellet. We both use and recommend an Oxbow diet for all our chinchillas. We have fresh pellets available. Feeding 2 tablespoons per day, a chin will need about 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of pellets per month. Pellets should be consumed within 60 days. A 5 lb bag will fit in a medium box with room for apple chews and more.

Pick up: $2/lb any quantity.  5 lb bag: $10.00 plus shipping

Ceramic Pellet Bowls and Holders

Pellet bowl holders made from safe pine with non-toxic glue. 3" hole designed to fit the 3" ceramic bowls from Petco (plain white and pretty rose) but will fit many others. $10 plus shipping. Bowl not included (add $3 and specify white or rose). 

Rose Hips

Rosehips are an excellent source of Vit C and calcium. Only the red outside shell is eaten. Whole rosehips are $10 lb or $5 half pound plus shipping. NEW! Cut and sifted (C/S) seedless rose hips are $12 lb or $6 half pound plus shipping. Shipping for 1 pound by itself is $6.

Whole Oats

Oats are a good safe treat and very helpful in hand taming shy chinchillas. Due to their small size, 2 or 3 can be given in a day while hand-taming. We sell only Purina Race Horse Oats to insure a quality product. A half-pound will last many weeks. Please Note: Oats must be given in very limited quantities: 1 per day unless hand-taming for a very short time.

$1 per 4 oz (approx 1/2 cup)

Whistle Style Hay Toys

 4'' long, 1 1/2" Poplar dowel with a 3/4" hole and beveled cut-outs. $5 plus shipping

                            

Wood Blocks

Finding safe blocks has been a problem so I made some. They are about 1 1/2" x 2" with a 3/4" hole for hay stuffing. The wood is poplar, which is very safe and will not splinter like pine. No coloring or other treatments added.  $2 each

Hanging Toys

Simple hanging toys made from a lave bite, safe poplar blocks and pieces, organic apple wood and natural pumice topped by a length of Shredder strung on a wire. Each piece is about 7" long. It is recommended that toys be rotated regularly (weekly). When chewed up, toys can be laid on their side for further chewing pleasure.$5 each or 2 for $9.

Blue Cloud Rocks

The same rocks the dust comes from and a favorite for chewing. Size may vary. $2.50 each plus shipping.

Pumice Stones

Pumice stones in two sizes: large N/A, medium $.25 and small $.10, plus shipping.


Bath Dust

Blue Sparkle bath dust. $2/lb plus shipping.

Mrs Pasture's Horse Cookies

A few scrapes on a horse cookie once a week are our chinchillas' guilty pleasure. The cookies are very hard and will last a long time. Hold onto it tightly and let your chin scrape a bit off. $1 each plus shipping

 

Critical Care

Oxbow's Critical Care is an important tool for helping sick chins . It is a combination of fiber, nutrients, and probiotics. Mixed with water to make a paste of varying consistency depending on need, it will also supplement a chin's water intake. There has always been a problem with feeding it- often a sick chin needs to be 'burritoed' in order to be fed. This can cause stress at a time when it is not needed.

Most of our chins will eat Critical Care readily, even greedily, but it can take time to get them used to it. A chin may need to be tempted, pretending the CC is a treat. You can try sprinkling a very small amount (a few grains) on your chin's pellets so it grows used to the taste. After talking with our vets and with the consent of Oxbow, we are offering small amounts of Critical Care to chin owners for this purpose. Each bag contains about 6 tsp (15g) of product. Each teaspoon when mixed with water makes from 7-12 cc. A normal feeding for a 550-700g chin will fall into this range. However, each bag will provide many small amounts to tempt a chin. Sent by US first class mail, the cost is $3. Please note: Critical Care normally should be used in conjunction with proper vet care. If it is needed, there is a reason and Critical Care treats symptoms, not causes. 

Feeding Syringes

10 cc These have very hard tips. A chin is unlikely to get a hunk of plastic that can be swallowed (It may still need to be disposed of). The tip is long enough to get past the teeth. These also have a fairly wide mouth so loading them doesn't take forever. Clean with soapy water and rinse thoroughly before reuse. $1 each plus shipping or 4 for $10 including shipping. 

Hammocks

Made of quality anti-pill fleece with hanging tabs: $8. LSU hammocks, $10. Plus shipping (Priority is usually $8 for up to 4). Use shower curtain hooks or binder rings for mounting (not included). Shower hooks: 4 for $2. Please order by number.

Some chins like taut hammocks but many like them sloppy loose.        

Lixit Water Bottles

We use Lixit water bottles exclusively and are very happy with them. Mounting spring included. Remove the turtle. We recommend mounting one 8 oz bottle per chinchilla in the cage or a 16 oz for pairs and trios. Mount vertical with the spout at shoulder level to a chin on all fours. It is a great idea to have a spare.             

8 oz: $7.50 each; 16 oz: $10 each; plus shipping

 

Chill Pads

Chill pads are available in standard (6" x 10") and custom (up to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2) sizes to fit inside hidey houses. $7 standard or smaller plus shipping, $12 bigger plus shipping. Made of 3/8" marble with safe edges. Various, mostly light, colors. 

 

Quality Cage Carriers And 15" Chinspin

DUE to very long fulfillment times, we ask that you buy direct from Quality Cages. We may have some items in stock. 

 

  The 15” Chinspin. $99.95 including shipping

The best wheel available. Silent and durable, all our chins have one and it is required for every adoption.

 CARRIERS

We require wire carriers to transport our chinchillas when adopted. Quality Cage provides a range of acceptable carriers which we have modified to be even more useful to safely and easily carry your chin(s).

 QC Chinchilla Double Carrier CNC-1610 $110 plus shipping.

This carrier was designed for us to safely carry two chins. Each is protected from the other and there are no worries about chewing the car’s interior. If you have only one chin, the other side can be used to carry supplies. It is expensive, but I believe it is the finest carrier available.                                                           

The carrier measures 16" wide x 10" deep x 8" high and is divided into two, 8" wide sections. There is a 2" wide metal "frame" between the sections, to prevent contact between animals. The individual opening tops and front are made of 1" x 1" wire, with a solid metal back and sides. It has a 3" deep metal tray and a pull-up handle in the center.

 

 

CC-8 Carrier $43 plus shipping

Measures 8"w x 12"d x 8" high. It has a 3" deep metal tray and is made of sturdy 1" x 1" wire safety-finished to protect your pet and your hands. Fully assembled, and ready to use.

Ours are modified and have one handle on the top instead of the two pictured.    

 

    

QC CC-16 Double Carrier $47 plus hipping

The Double Sized Carrier measures 16"w x 12"d x 8" high. It is suitable for a pair or even 3 chinchillas. The carrier has a 3" deep metal tray and is made of sturdy 1" x 1" wire. It has a single lid and is safety-finished to protect your pet and your hands. The middle divider is easily removeable and can be reattached with J clips. Fully assembled, and ready to use.

NOTE: Our model has the handle on top for one-handed carrying.