Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
We serve all of Central and Southern Florida.
Most of my work consists of taking in and caring for rescues as well as my own pets.
I started this site back in 2005 to help people become more aware of the proper care of chinchillas and also to share my experiences with these wonderful creatures.
We are located in the Central Florida area.
All rescues are to be family pets only and not used for breeding purposes.
Single chinchillas adoption prices is $85.00 which includes a cage, food, dust house and any other supplies that were surrendered with them.
Pairs up for adoption are $125 and this includes their cage, supply of food and any supplies they came into our rescue with.
Single chinchillas that come without a cage into our shelter have adoption fees that vary.
If you cannot keep your chinchilla that was adopted I please ask that you surrender them back to Sunshine Chinchillas so that we may find them another furever home.
Please fill out the adoption form to start the adoption process. I will then contact you so that we can finish the adoption process.
All of the chinchillas that are in my care here at the rescue will have different temperments. Some have been through mulitple homes and may be skiddish. Chinchillas are a prey animal and are not inclined to act like a cat/dog. This does not mean that they will never seek out their human but with a rescue it can take time. Please ...remember that these animals have been through quite a bit and need time to adjust.
All adoption fees go straight back into the rescue for the cost of everyday needs (food, dust, hay, toys , vet care etc).
I cannot ever guarantee that the chinchilla you adopt will not bite. Having owned these animals for over 20 years I have been bitten with no idea why I was bit (maybe they got up on the wrong side of the wooden shelf that day). They are animals and sometimes animals bite. Please take this into consideration when adopting.
I have had quite a few people ask me how old the chin is that they are interested in. Unless I have a pedigree or it was the original owner that surrendered their chinchilla I have no way of knowing. Being that these animals can live up to 20 years , a 5 or even 7 year old chinchilla can be the perfect addition to a family.
I am a home based rescue and do not allow "tours" of my home or the space where the chinchillas are kept.
Why should you adopt?
small animals can make wonderful pets, and rather than buying a small animal for sale or finding a small animal breeder, adopting a small animal from an animal shelter or rescue organization is the perfect way to add a small animal to your family. Keep in mind, there is a lot you will need to know when you provide a home for a small animal. You will need to learn what to feed them, how much exercise or attention your small animal needs, and many other important things about how to house and care for a small animal. There are different types of small animals including Chinchilla, Degu, Ferret, Gerbil, Guinea Pig, Hamster, Hedgehog, Mouse, Prairie Dog, Rat, Skunk, and Sugar Glider.
Pet adoption saves lives. Adopt a pet and you'll have a friend for life! Please consider a rescue pet before you buy a pet from a breeder or pet store. Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.