My name is Tikii!

Chinchilla for adoption in Hammond, Indiana - Tikii
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NWI Chinchilla Rescue

Facts about Tikii

  • Species: Chinchilla
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Unknown
We have a hetero beige male chinchilla that is looking for his new home. He came to NWI a few months ago, and we have down that he was born around June 2011, making him right about 5.5 years old. Perfect age to add him to your family! His name is Tikii.

Tikii is more of a chin for an intermediate experience chin owner. He's been active boy and loves his flying saucer. Due to his energy level and the way he acts when out of the cage, we're going to require that his new home have a metal flying saucer and bring it to adoption with them (to show us they really do have one, as they are expensive). Tikii is an energetic boy and we have no doubt that he will do great at playtime. However… he can be a little bit intimidating. He tends to stand up on his hind legs, and turn his head toward your hand when you reach for him. He will also bark and make noises at you. He has never bitten us, so this is all bark and no bite, but it could be intimidating towards a new chin owner. Tikii actually seems to enjoy having his head pet through the cage bars. He really likes sitting at the front of the cage and looking out, so he’d probably enjoy a high traffic area where he can be part of the hustle and bustle of family life. Even when we put him in the cage for pictures, he came right to the front and stayed there, surveying his kingdom. And of course, trying to get past us so he could explore, hence, we think he’d just love you to death if you gave him playtime. He actually is pretty sweet when you’re holding him. Does just fine with being handled and petted, just can be a tad bit intimidating towards a new chin owner, so better suited to someone with experience. Doesn’t bite.

Flying saucer available -- standard size needed -- -- $74.95 + shipping

Please note: we can hear this wheel upstairs sometimes when he runs on it. He runs quite vigorously, and no matter what sort of cage you have the wheel in, it will not be 100% silent. Light sleepers, you may want to look for a different family addition...

Tikii’s color is called hetero beige, which is the darker of the two beige colors in chinchillas. It is a beigeish / brown color over his back, with a white belly.

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 will come with some food to start you out (2 pounds of Mazuri 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 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.

This chinchilla is located in Hammond, Indiana (zip code 46324). We can ship chinchillas from Chicago O’Hare, to a major airport near you. Inquire if interested.

The adoption fee for this chinchilla would normally be $100, but due to our Super Summer Sale, he is now available for $75!!

Must be adopted or have a deposit down by August 31st. Sorry, but our multi-chin discount does not apply during this sale.

For more info and pictures, visit our website -

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 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.


About NWI Chinchilla Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

I am Ashley Gajda and I am the "owner" (if it could even be called that) of the rescue. I opened this rescue because I hated to see small pets without homes, and wanted to help. We opened the rescue in 2003 with very few cages, but have since expanded and now take in a variety of small animals and have plenty of spare cages. It is just me running the rescue, so I'm always looking for volunteers to help with whatever needs it at the time.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visiting our adoptable animals requires an appointment. To make an appointment with us, give us a call 219-789-0026. The rescue is run out of our house, so we are not always home for someone to view the animals. We are home most afternoons/evenings, and people are welcome to come visit then (after having called and set up an appointment).

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process requires all of our potential homes to read our care packet and fill out an adoption form. The care packet talks about the care and needs of the specific animal the home is looking to adopt. The adoption form asks questions about the type of home the animal will be going into, what type of cage will be used, what type of food the animal will be fed, and so on - questions to verify that the pet will be cared for well in its new home. There is no application fee with our rescue, the only fees are the adoption fees for the pets.