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receive our chinchillas from two primary sources, which
are animal shelters and directly from the owner. Some chinchillas
are big, beautiful, and healthy while some are small,
scruffy and sickly. Most of our chinchillas fall somewhere
in between. If you are looking for a cute, "perfect",
healthy baby chinchilla that is white, black, violet, or
another mutation color, then adopting from a rescue is probably
not the first
source to consider. It
is rare for us to have a chinchilla available for adoption
that is under a year in age. It is also unusual to have
a healthy chinchilla that is a color other than standard
or in some cases,
beige, available. It is important to consider what you
are looking for when deciding from where you want to
get a chinchilla.
If you truly want to give a forever home to a "homeless" animal
that may have had a rough start in life, then adopting
from a rescue group is the right choice.
a companion for yourself or another chinchilla
room for another animal in a shelter or rescue.
the gratification of knowing you have saved a chinchilla from a unknown
To adopt a
chinchilla from California Chinchilla, the Adopter must
agree to the following:
The Adopter must also be aware that:
care for the animal in a humane manner
keep the animal as a household pet in the Adopter's own home
provide adequate food, water, and other supplies (bedding, exercise,
provide care, affection, and attention for the animal
promptly obtain veterinary care if the animal becomes sick or
has an injury for which the Adopter cannot provide proper care
not allow the animal to be used for testing or laboratory purposes,
pelted, or be used for vivisection or any other inhumane purposes
not abandon, sell, give away, dispose of, turn over to, or relinquish
custody or possession of the animal except to return it to California
Chinchillas or with the approval of California Chinchillas.
not use the animal for breeding.
the primary caregiver of the animal must be an adult not a child.
Pets should not be used to teach responsibility to a child to
the detriment of the health and well-being of the animal.
- If being adopted to be a companion animal for
a young person that the entire household is making a commitment
to the chinchilla. We want to ensure that the animal will not be
when a young
person goes off to college or moves into housing that does not
Chinchillas cannot guarantee compatibility with the Adopter,
environment, supplies, or other animals.
actions of animals are often unpredictable and the possibility
of bites, scratches, injury to the animal due to its environment,
animal is transferred to the Adopter "as is", and California
Chinchillas is not responsible for any illness or injury that
may exist at time of adoption or thereafter.