A little about my chins: All my chins are bred in pairs
or trios. They are not in runs and the females do not wear collars.
My cages are tall and wide, as much for me as the chins! I like
to be able to see them and enjoy them rather than squinting to
see into the back of a dark, small run cage. The cages are equipped
with wood shelves which serve a dual purpose of places to run
and jump around, and more things to chew on! I have no wire shelves,
ramps or cage bottoms. I do not use wheels as I think my cages
are large enough to provide plenty of exercise and the cost of
30 wheels would not be justified! I purchase my chins from several
different sources. Some of them are "show quality" and
some are not. All of them are healthy, beautiful, have sweet temperaments,
and are handled regularly. After breeding show horses for over
20 years we have found that not everyone is looking for a show
quality animal. Many people are just looking for a nice pet to
enjoy. I believe this is true with chinchillas also. I have noticed
that many breeders insist that their chins are large and blocky
and they would not consider breeding an animal that is not show
quality. I cannot justify charging a customer a lot of money for
a "show quality" animal that they never intend to show,
so I offer both show and pet quality. This is just my philosophy
as I have found that there are lots of people out there who just
want a nice pet to enjoy. And I think chinchillas are one of the
nicest pets you can have! Over the years I have probably owned
pretty much every pet out there and I think chins are the greatest!
OK, I live in California and ferrets, sugar gliders and some other
exotics are not legal, so I can't speak about them! I do know
chins do not have the smelly poop or scent glands that some of
the other exotics have, so for me that is a huge plus!!
Care: Chinchillas are probably one of the easiest animals
to care for and once you have made the initial purchase of the
animal(s) and caging, they are quite inexpensive to keep. They
also live a very long time. I will not spend considerable time
and space here to just repeat what is on many, many web pages.
There is a wealth of information on the web so rather than go
into all the background, care instructions and information about
chinchillas, I will just refer you to one of the best sources
for information: The Chinchilla Club. Just click the logo at the
bottom of the page for direct access to the club.
Sales: I raise all the mutation colors with the exception
of sapphire. I usually have between 10-20 animals available for
sale at any given time. Because availability changes constantly
I am not going to make my webmaster make changes to a list every
week!! I am sure she is grateful for that! Just e-mail me at the
link below and I will e-mail you back the current list. If there
is something you are interested in, I will e-mail a picture and
more information on the animal. My chinchillas are priced between
$75. and $200. generally. Occasionally I will have an animal priced
higher but I try to stay reasonable in my prices.
Thanks for your interest in my chinchillas. If I can answer
any questions you have, please e-mail me.