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Chinchillas for Sale

 

Please contact me for details of animals I may have for sale . Please see the "about me" page to see which mutation colours I breed.

Prices start at 70 for a good "pet quality" standard grey. Mutations and standard greys suitable for breeding for showing are more expensive (normally no more than 100). If you are interested in breeding in order to potentially exhibit, please contact me since I occassionally have good quality breeding animals available and if I do not have anything suitable, I may know someone who has. Please note, I operate a "closed herd" policy to ensure the health of my animals, this significantly reduces the risk of disease. This means I do not take animals back once they have left my unit, since I do not know what they have potentially been exposed to. I also do not take in rescues or board chinchillas. Please be conscious of this, if you wish to purchase an animal from me.

Visitors welcome by appointent with no obligation to buy. I would prefer potential owners to think carefully about whether a chinchilla is the right pet for them. All questions are answered honestly.

 

enquiry@edgehillchinchillas.co.uk

 

Important Information

Anyone planning on buying animals from me please read the basics of chinchilla care. I have many heart

broken, desperate owners ringing me for advice or to replace a chinchilla when the illness/ death of their animal could have been

avoided. This is sometimes caused by incorrect housing or diet. There are many cages on the market that are sold as suitable

for chinchillas that are not (unfortunately there appears to be no law against it). Chinchillas falling even from 4 foot can

end up with serious injuries, so tall cages need separate floors with a maximum height of 2 feet (60cm) between floors.

Chinchillas are not good climbers they are rock hoppers so tall cages even with ramps and shelving still present a real danger to them.

Any type of plastic (even non toxic) will be chewed and can cause a blockage of the gut which is inevitably fatal.

So no plastic toys, shelves, wheels, sand baths etc. Wire shelving can result in a foot being caught and limbs breaking.

Diet is vital to the well being of the animal so all hay has to be mould free and a basic diet of good

quality pellets (not mixed chinchilla foods) is absolutely essential for health . Treats can be given but they must be suitable and in

small quantities. Remember food has to be mould free, fresh and not contaminated by mice or rats which can carry diseases that they can

survive with, but are lethal to chinchillas. This also applies to pet mice and rats, so always wash hands etc. to prevent cross contamination.