We sell a few products that we use ourselves. All proceeds benefit the rescue.
Apple sticks, Oxbow pellets; 2nd timothy, orchard grass, blue grass, 3rd timothy/blue grass mix 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, Bene-bac, oral syringes, hammocks, chill houses and chill pads, Quality Cage chinspin and carriers.
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 when combining products. 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: Priority Mail small box: $6; medium $12; large: $16; Oversize items may be cost more.
WE ARE OUT OF APPLE WOOD UNTIL NOVEMBER.
Apple wood chew sticks from certified organic orchards. All wood is cleaned and baked. Sticks are about 5 inches long.
Economy box: Small Priority Mail box full, about 3/4 lb. $18 delivered
By the pound:
Sticks and twigs are what we have been selling 150+ pieces per pound. $12/lb plus shipping.
Sticks are a little bigger, about pencil diameter. $10 lb plus shipping - about 100 - 120 sticks/lb
Twiglets: $16 lb plus shipping. About 200 pieces/lb:
Nibbles: left-over pieces, too big, small, short or less than perfect, $8/lb plus shipping.
Stringers: larger pieces drilled to fit kabob and wire stringer toys, $12 lb plus shipping
Whirlies: larger and longer pieces of apple wood. $10/lb with one hole drilled and $12 lb two holes, plus shipping.
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 or 3 rd timothy/bluegrass mix are favorites. Any quantity is available for pick-up.
Western timothy hay is the most important part of a chinchilla's diet. Brand depends on availability. We use KMS Hayloft and/or Small Pet Select 2nd crop hay. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $2/lb plus shipping
Oxbow's 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. $2/lb. plus shipping
This is a mix from Small Pet Select. It is a soft, fragrant, all leaf hay that our chins just love. $2/lb plus shipping. Sold in half pound increments.
Blue Grass hay from KMS. This is an all leaf hay similar to orchard grass. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $2/lb plus shipping.
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
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.
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.
Oats are a good safe treat and very helpful in hand taming shy chinchillas. Due to their small size, 3-4 can be given in a day while taming. We sell only Purina Race Horse Oats to insure a quality product. A pound will last many weeks.
One pound of oats = 2+ cups.
$2 per pound or $7 Priority Mail shipping included.
4'' long, 1 1/2" Poplar dowel with a 3/4" hole and beveled cut-outs. $5 plus shipping
Finding safe blocks has been a problem so I made some. They are about 1 1/2" x 2" with a 5/8" hole for hay stuffing. The wood is poplar, which is very safe and will not splinter as bad as pine. No coloring or other treatments added. $1 each
Simple hanging toys made from lava bites, safe poplar blocks, pieces of organic apple wood and natural pumice topped by a folded length of Shredder strung on a wire. Each piece is about 7" long. It is recommended that toys be rotated regularly (weekly). $4 each or 3 for $10.
Thin round slices of 1 1/2" poplar. These have been a big hit with some of our chins. 4 oz, about 60 coins for $5 plus shipping.
Lava Bites have been a favorite of chins for years. They can be given as a carry chew toy or strung on wire or a kabob through the pre-drilled hole. Lava Bites come in 3 colors/flavors. $5 for a 3-pak. Add to an existing order or, by themselves, three 3-paks fit in a small Priority Mail box for $21 including shipping.
Brown paper bags stuffed with different types of grass hays: Various timothy hays (2nd and 3rd cuts), Botanical hay, Orchard grass, Meadow grass, Bluegrass, plus a bit of alfalfa, a pinch of crushed rosehips and bits of apple chew sticks. Ingredients vary. $2 per bag plus shipping.
The same Blue Cloud as the dust, these rocks are a big hit. Our chins chew the rock and then try to roll in the dust they make. Each rock is about 3 oz and will provide hours of fun. $3 per rock plus shipping. 8-9 rocks fit in a small Priority Mail box, shipping $6.
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
5 cc They have very hard tips. A chin can bite them without getting a hunk of plastic (it may still need to be disposed of but they won't swallow it). The tip is long enough to get past the teeth and into the mouth. 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.
These have very hard tips. A chin can bite them without getting a hunk of plastic (it may still need to be disposed of but they won't swallow it). The tip is long enough to get past the teeth and into the mouth. It is of decent size- 5 cc. It takes 2-4 of them for a feeding. About 1/4 cc at a time is given during feeding. These also have a fairly wide mouth for easier loading with Critical Care. They can also be used for water. Cleans up in soapy water by microwaving for 3 minutes and then rinsing thoroughly before reuse. Syringes $1 each plus shipping. 10+ can fit in a small Priority Box for $6 shipping.
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.
Bene-bac gel is a probiotic specifically formulated for small mammals. Bene-bac can be administered in measured doses at specific times, making it a powerful tool in supporting a chin's digestive system when administering antibiotics or for any time when supportive therapy is necessary. Available in a graduated 15cc syringe. Normal dosage is 1cc every other day. Shelf life is usually over 1 year.
$9 per syringe plus shipping
Made of quality anti-pil fleece. Reverse side is a solid color. $8 plus shipping. Please order by number.
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.
$7.50 each; 12 oz: $11 each; plus shipping
Marble lined and big enough to climb into so your chin can chill out. $25 plus $12 Priority Mail shipping with room in the box.
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. $5 standard or smaller plus shipping, $10 bigger plus shipping. Special: three chill pads 5 x 8 $20 including priority mail shipping. Made of 3/8" marble with safe edges. Various, mostly light, colors.
For the convenience of our clients, we also carry single and double Quality Cage carriers and the 15" Quality Cage chinspin. These are available for pick-up only at the New Orleans location and the same price you would pay if ordered. The chinspin and single carriers may also be available for pick-up from our La Porte, TX, location. If you can not pick-up, please order from Quality Cage direct.
The 15” Chinspin. $93
The best wheel available. Silent and durable, all our chins have one and it is required for every adoption.
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).
CC-8 Carrier $30
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 Chinchilla Double Carrier CNC-1610 $70.
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. NEW: we now also have this carrier at the same price without the middle divider so it is suitable for a bonded pair or if you just want more room. QC CC-16 Double Carrier $45
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. Fully assembled, and ready to use. NOTE: Our model does not have the middle divider pictured and it does have the handle on top for one-handed carrying.