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She is a hetero beige, so she is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas, and has a white belly.
As far as her injury goes – she has a pulled tendon in her rear right leg. We think she somehow got her leg caught between the pan and the cage, and this caused her to try to pull her leg free, injuring the tendon. She originally had a sore spot on her leg and was on antibiotics for this. Now, the sore spot is gone. However, the tendon is not quite yet healed.
She is improving. When this first happened, she could only hobble around the cage, and was not eating well, mainly due to the medication. Now that almost 3 months have passed, she’s made quite the turnaround. She still uses this leg and gets around just fine. As of maybe 2 weeks ago, I was still giving her a low dust pan because I did not believe she was hopping into her tip-in duster, and I wanted to make sure she got her dust baths. However, when her cage was cleaned two weeks ago, I didn’t immediately put a dust pan with dust back in the cage, and I noticed her hop into her tip-in duster (at least 5-6 inches off the ground). The point is, she’s now recovered to the point where she can use the leg enough to push her body off the ground. And she is just continuing to get better. Given more time, the leg will completely heal on its own, there’s simply no reason for her to chill here when she is continuously improving, and could be doing awesome in a pet home somewhere. I would still recommend that she not be given an absolutely gigantic cage, as she doesn’t have shelves now, and I imagine her leg will still make her a bit clumsy. So, for now, she would do well in a guinea pig type cage, maybe with a low ledge or two, and could progress up to a larger cage with more shelves as she gets older and her leg heals.
She is a nice, sweet girl. She occasionally will talk to you when you try to pick her up, but the more we’re handling her, the less she tends to do this. She does great with being held and petted, and sits nicely to be petted. As she heals, she is seeming to get a little more active, to make up for lost time, but she’s still a relatively calm chinchilla. She doesn’t bite.
This leg injury should not cause any future issues, and does not hinder her from doing anything currently. It is just a current medical issue of hers which will take some time to heal.
This chinchilla is currently living alone, and we do not know if he gets along with other chinchillas. If you are curious as to whether he might get along with your, or one of our, chinchillas, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
This chinchilla would make a good “first chinchilla” for someone who’s never had chinchillas before.
This chinchilla will come with some food to start you out (2 pounds of Tradition pellets), a goodie bags of chews/treats, 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 sell a variety of chinchilla supplies, from cages to hidey houses to hammocks and everything in between.
Regardless of past chinchilla experience, all potential homes will be asked to read our chinchilla care packet, fill out our adoption application/chinchilla questionnaire, and provide proof of cage. If you are unwilling to do these things, 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.
This chinchilla is located in Hammond, Indiana (zip code 46324). Sorry, but we do not ship.
This hetero beige female chinchilla is $150.
For more info and pictures, visit our website - http://www.nwichinchillas.com/availablechinchillas.htm
If you are interested in this chinchilla or have any questions, please let us know. We also do have other chinchillas and other small animals up for adoption as well. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.