We sell a few products that we use ourselves. All proceeds benefit the rescue.
Apple sticks, Oxbow pellets, timothy/orchard grass/3rd timothy/blue grass and alfalfa hays, rose hips, oats, Blue Cloud dust and rocks, poplar wood blocks and coins, pumice stone (3 sizes), hanging toys, lava bites, horse cookies, treat bags, Bene-bac, 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.
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.
Apple wood chew sticks from certified organic orchards. All wood is cleaned and baked. Sticks are about 5 inches long. There are about 100+ sticks per pound.
Economy box: Small Priority Mail box full, about 3/4 lb. $18 delivered
Apple sticks by the pound: $12 plus shipping.
1 lb = $24 shipped (space left in the box)
2 lb = $36 shipped (space in the box)
3 lb = $48 shipped (space in the box)
4 lb = $64 shipped
5 lb = $76 shipped
6 - 8 lbs = $12/lb + $16 shipping
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
Third cut western timothy hay from KMS Hayloft. Very soft and fragrant. Excellent for chins who just won't eat hay and as a treat for all chins. Available in 1/2 pound increments. $2/lb plus shipping.
This year's 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.
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.
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
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.
Pumice stones in three sizes. The large ones are about 1 oz each. Mediums are what we have on our hanging toys. Small are great carry toys. $1 / .50 / .10; Free drilling to fit kabobs on request (large and medium only).
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 12 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
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 for the same price you would pay to have it delivered. 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.