My name is James!

Chinchilla for adoption in Patchogue, New York - James
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I'm being cared for by:
Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue

Facts about James

  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Color: Silver Or Gray
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Unknown
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Important Note

James is best friends with Dusty. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Please excuse Dusty's eyes...he has severe dental issues and it is blocking his tear ducts. The night we picked up Dusty it was obvious he was near death. He went to the AMAZING folks at Catnip & Carrots Veterinary Hospital the next day for extensive dental work. The good news?? He is eating like a champ and has gained over 100 grams in a week and a half! Dusty is now paired with another dental chin- James. James was originally paired with another chin, but when James came down with severe dental disease he was introduced to another dental chin...Dusty. After 12 hours in a cage together they were attached at the hip! So now these two special needs boys are a bonded pair. They are up for adoption to the right person...a person who realizes they will NOT have the typical long life span, and also can afford a couple of dentals each year. This can be in the $200 range depending on your vet, but we will refer you to ours who know these boys and have successfully helped them in the past. James and Dusty are two of the most loving chins on the planet, and REALLY deserve a forever home for however long they have on this planet!!

About Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Chin Friends Chinchilla Rescue was started because the exotic pet trade in our country is busier than ever before. With the availability of these animals, many people impulse-purchase them, not realizing the commitment they are making. It gets overwhelming for some, and others didn’t quite realize the financial commitment or time commitment. Some people just lose interest, or their lifestyle changes and the pet does not fit in anymore. There are not many resources for people with exotic pets, and we aim to provide that for chinchilla owners.

We also realize great pet owners are made- not born that way, and each one of our adopters will have access to help, suggestions and any support they may need in the future.

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our chinchillas are in private foster home, so we do not allow the general public to see the chinchillas without first filling out the adoption application. Once an adopter is approved, we will be happy to set up a private meeting so you can meet any chinchillas you are interested in adopting.

Our Adoption Process...

Unlike some rescues, we do not require a home inspection. We do require that you are prepared to agree to some basic expectations, including providing a proper cage, veterinary care from an exotic specialist, air conditioning, and a clean, quiet, smoke-free environment.

There is an adoption application available for download on our web site, and there is a $100 adoption fee per chinchilla. After filling out an application, one of our volunteers will speak with you for more information.