My name is "Penelope"!

Chinchilla for adoption in Hammond, Indiana - "Penelope"
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"Penelope"'s Info...

"Penelope"'s Story...
We have a standard grey male chinchilla up for adoption. His name is Penelope. Penelope was born around May 2010, making him 4-5 years old. Penelope is a MALE chinchilla – his previous owners originally thought he was a female, hence the name.

Penelope is a good chinchilla. He loves his flying saucer and just loves playtime. He will hop around and go nuts when you give him the chance. He’s an active chinchilla with energy to spare. Penelope is a sweet boy and is very curious. He will come up to the front of the cage to see what is going on. He does fine being handled and petted. He does not bite.

We do not know if Penelope gets along with other chinchillas.

As with all of our chinchillas/rescues, this chinchilla will come with 2 pounds of food to start you out (Mazuri pellets), a baggies of chews, and a printed out version of our care packet. He will also come with a lifetime of help and support, should you ever need it. If more supplies are needed, we also offer a variety of other supplies for sale, including cages (new and used), chew toys, hidey houses, and much more.

Regardless of past chinchilla experience, all potential homes will be asked to read our chinchilla care packet and fill out our adoption application/chinchilla questionnaire. If you are unwilling to do this, please do not waste our time or yours. No chinchilla will go to a new home without an adoption application being filled out - no exceptions.

Penelope is located in Hammond, Indiana (zip code 46324).

The adoption fee for Penelope is $75.

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If you are interested in Penelope, would like to see additional pictures, or have any questions, please let us know. You can email us at or call 219-789-0026 for more information or if you have any questions. If you call and there is no answer, please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Facts about "Penelope"

  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Unknown

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

"Penelope", a Hammond Chinchilla was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Chinchilla for sale in Hammond, or seeking a Chinchilla from a breeder in Hammond.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hammond already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hammond breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Chinchilla breeders who help with Chinchilla rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hammond paves the way for another one to be saved.