My name is Bert and Ernie!

Chinchilla for adoption in Alexandria, Virginia - Bert and Ernie
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Friends of Rabbits

Facts about Bert and Ernie

  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Color: Silver Or Gray
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Unknown
Bert and Ernie are a bonded pair of neutered male chinchillas looking for a loving home where they can get lots of time to run around and explore. They are a bit shy at first but will warm up to you with food and treats. They will greet you at the front of their cage and jump into you lap for treats. Bert is an escape artist and will look for ways to get out of the cage to explore. Ernie is content in his cage running on his wheel. They do not like to be held or restrained when it's not on their own terms. They will let you know their discontent with a little nip since they can't tell you with their voice. It's more alarming than anything to the human holding them. Bunnies and other small animals do this as a form of communication when they are done being held. They are both 6 months old, neutered and ready to go to their new home.

If you're interested in adopting Bert and Ernie, please fill out the application at and email Friends of Rabbits at and someone will call or email you to schedule a visit. Their adoption fee is $200 for both. Bert and Ernie are fostered in Dundalk, MD.

Indoor homes only.


About Friends of Rabbits

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of working professionals, who in our spare time take in rabbits in need from overwhelmed local shelters and foster them in our own homes. When people adopt from Friends of Rabbits, they truly save a life, enabling our foster volunteers to pull another rabbit in need from local animal control facilities. Our rabbits come from the top of the euthanasia list, often within hours of being put to sleep for lack of space, temperament, and physical imperfections. We do not discriminate between the shelter rabbits that we take in.

Our organization is made up of volunteers who simply care about saving bunnies and sometimes other critters that need us. It is our mission to end the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable companion rabbits.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events in several of our foster homes whenever the need arises. We also have regularly scheduled events in local pet stores throughout the metropolitan region.

Our Adoption Process...

Prior to adoption, we ask that people fill out an application:
1. The rabbit must be adopted by a responsible adult at least 18 years of age. If the rabbit is to be adopted out to a family, the primary caregiver must be an adult or a responsible older teen. Younger children may do the work necessary to care for the rabbit under the daily supervision of an adult. All adults in the family must agree on adopting the rabbit.
2. We do not adopt our rabbits out as classroom pets. Exceptions would be adoption to the teacher who may bring the rabbit into the classroom on a regular basis.
3. Rabbits are social animals. The adopted rabbit is to be housed indoors in an appropriate space where he or she will receive daily interaction with the family. The best possible space would be freedom in a rabbit proofed room. If that is not possible, a dog exercise pen with rabbit safe flooring works well. Other options include a large dog crate or a roomy cage. The best cages are at least 42 to 48 inches long by 24 inches width. The 24 inch width allows for use of the widest and deepest jumbo litter boxes which work very well for most rabbits. Caging can also be easily built to fit your space using shelving material. Instructions on how to build those cages can be provided. Caged rabbits need daily exercise time outside the cage.
4. If you are renting your home, please have written consent from your landlord before you adopt.
5. For new adopters, we usually conduct a home visit to make sure that the rabbit will be adopted into a safe environment. We occasionally adopt out rabbits to people outside our area. If it is not possible to conduct a home visit ourselves, we will either ask an associate in your area to visit your home or we will ask for photographs of your setup for the rabbit.
6. When they are ill, rabbits require a veterinarian that specializes in exotic animals. Be aware that these services are considerably more expensive than most veterinarians. Plan them into your budget accordingly.
7. If you are looking to adopt a companion for your existing rabbit, your rabbit must be spayed or neutered prior to any introductions.
8. The final step to the adoption process is filling out a contract, which is supplied by our representative. The cost to adopt a rabbit from us is $75 for a single rabbit and $125 for a pair. The adoption fees include a goodie bag with rabbit care information, necessities, toys and a coupon for discounted rabbit supplies, and cover the cost of the rabbit's spay/neuter.