Dam: Melanie Sire: Shadow
Pure Standard Female
MCBA Nationals - 2014
MCBA Atlantic - 2014
MCBA NY/NE - 2014
MCBA SEC - 2014
Beige Male - 805g
Standard Violet Carrier Female
Standard Violet Carrier Female
Place a Deposit on TIFF D80:
Placing a Deposit on TIFF D81:
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Standard p. S/C Male
Placing a Deposit on TIFF D83:
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Breeder Culls (Pedigrees Linked)
Astrid - Medium Standard Female - 5/17/11 - MTDY A44 - Never shown, proven - PREGNANCY HOLD
Adelaide - Medium Dark Standard Female - 10/08/11 - MTDY A84 - Awards: MCBA Atlantic 2012 - Color Phase Champion - Out of Priscilla (Shoots standard) and Chester B (Lemler beige) - Not proven, didn't put into breeding until early this year and then kept changing her to other males, decided not to keep her but she may currently be pregnant by Raven - PENDING
Sabrina - Standard Female - 11/1/11 - BCR A560 - Awards: MCBA Ohio Claim Show 2012 - Reserve Color Phase Champion, MCBA NY/NE - 1st Place - Not proven, I've had her in breeding less than a year and with a male that hasn't produced with 6 other females, so it's probably not her, just changing lines around - May be pregnant by a BRIT TOV White - $125
Chimichanga - TOV White Female - 5/11/07 - MCRK T17 - Reserve Color Section Champ Nationals 2008 - Proven, just adding in new whites to my lines - $100
Chinchilla Care Checklist / Guidelines - PLEASE READ
By purchasing a chinchilla from me, you agree to abide by these rules / guidelines:
*No use of cedar shavings or Care Fresh (which has been known to cause blockages). Kiln dried pine is preferred or aspen shavings, or even fleece.
*No plastic cages, PERIOD. Metal cages with wooden ledges are preferred
*Chinchillas cannot eat fruits or vegetables, not even if they're dehydrated.
*Raisins are not needed.
*Diet consists of fresh pellets (alfalfa or timothy based, no colorful pellets, fruits/vegetables or treats in feed), grass hays (such as timothy) and water.
*Safe pelleted foods include: Tradition, Mazuri, Oxbow, Purina Rabbit Chow Show, Manna Pro Sho or Manna Pro Pro Rabbit, Nutrena Naturewise Rabbit, Ace Hi Rabbit, Blue Seal Rabbit, Kline, Shoots Koch's
*No death balls - the plastic balls that they run around in ARE DANGEROUS!
*Treats that can be given include a shredded wheat *not frosted*, rose hip, spaghetti noodle, old fashioned oats, rose buds, cheerio *not frosted*. These should be given in moderation, 2-3 times a week at the max, only one a time. No treats for animals under 6 months of age.
*Chinchillas purchased at a young age should not use a wheel as they are burning off the calories they need to grow. Only small amounts of free time should be given before 6 months of age.
*Wheels that can be used include the Leo Braun, Ed Wheel, Chin Spin and metal Flying Saucer - they are not required, it's just a choice. No plastic wheels should be used, period.
*Temperature must be kept under 72 degrees at all times. I always suggest 72 degrees and under as the chinchillas here are kept between 60-65 degrees in the summer and 45-50 in the winter. When you move them to a higher temperature so quickly, they do get stressed out and can get sick. You must own an air conditioner, fans will not keep them cool enough. Air conditioning is a must.
If you're interested in something in particular, contact me and I may have something available or could put you on a wait list. Prices will be based on color, temperament, conformation, clarity, density, veiling, fur strength, bar uniformity, fur length, size, neck and overall condition as well as the quality of the breeding lines for adults. Prices on babies will be determined by the quality of the parents and the color of the kit. If the animal has been shown, the prices may be adjusted depending on the placement in show. Prices are subject to change at any time. If you are interested in a certain color, I can put you on a waiting list to contact you when I have one available or I can send you to a respectable breeder who may have what you're looking for. Non-refundable deposits of 50% of the total and Paypal fees (unless paid by cash) can be placed on an animal as soon as they're listed on this page. All animals are required to stay here until they're at least 10 weeks old, or at my discretion. I have the right to refuse sale to any customer who I believe may not be qualified to take care of these animals. If I ask you questions, please do not be offended. I may require you to sign a contract depending on your situation; if I do, do not be offended. I may also ask for a form to be filled out with information concerning your situation - again, do not be offended. It is in the best interest of the animal. The last thing I want is for the animal to end up in a home that is not prepared to take care of the animal and it end up in a shelter. I require that these animals be taken care of under my conditions. It is my responsibility to wean out impulse buyers and to make the right decision for the sake of my offspring's care. I do not breed these animals to make money, if that was the case, I'd sell to just anyone.
Some of the chinchillas you will find on this page may be considered pet quality, others will be breeding quality. I will make sure to explain this with each individual animal or I will explain whether or not the animal should be bred before purchase based on background and how the animal shows at that point in time. Understand, pet quality animals SHOULD NOT be bred. This is only to try to keep quality in the species and to improve quality. Animals that are sold before they are of age to be shown will be considered pet quality only and should not be bred unless evaluated by an experienced judge or rancher. I will explain the background of the chinchilla, but a quality background does not guarantee a quality chinchilla. I wish this were the case, but it doesn't always work out that way. Young chinchillas can be taken to shows after 5-6 months of age so you will have an idea of the quality. Breeding quality animals can also be pets, but most people will not want to pay the price for the quality of the animal. Usually, the higher the quality, the higher the price.
I do not ship my chinchillas, no exceptions. I'm sorry, but I just don't want to deal with airlines, possible stress, and the entire process; it's not worth it and it's rather expensive. You're not gonna talk me into it - I don't ship the chins. I can deliver them or try to set up a railroad if you're located pretty far from my location. I usually deliver animals when I'm traveling to shows if you are located along my drive or you can plan to meet me. I do request a $15 delivery charge to help cover my gas if you are meeting me along the way. I can deliver my animals to special locations for the cost of gas round trip plus $10/hr delivery charge. (Example: For me to meet you in Raleigh, that is $15 in gas and 2.5 hours round trip, which will be a $40 delivery fee). I do require that animals are paid for in full plus the delivery fee before I deliver. I have been stood up by customers who did not pay beforehand and I can no longer do this without payment in full via Paypal. No exceptions, sorry.
I accept cash and Paypal only. If you are paying with Paypal, you must pay the fees that I will incur for using this method. To place an animal on hold, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit of the total amount owed. That's right, the deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. If you decide that you cannot get the animal after you have paid a deposit, it is forfeited. Deposit must be paid in full before the animal is placed on hold, otherwise the animal is still listed as available. After the animal is put on hold, you have one month (or until the animal is weaned if too young to go to a new home) to pick the animal up or have it delivered, unless other arrangements are made ahead of time. After that, the deposit is forfeited unless the entire price is paid in full or you make arrangements with me ahead of time. The animal will then go back up for sale. After the animals are over 10 weeks of age, if you have not picked up your animal, I will begin charging $5 a week for each chinchilla as a boarding fee for care and feed.
If you are under the age of 18, I will need permission from your parents before I can sell to you. You and your parents must both sign a form stating that if the animal is not taken care of, that it will come back to Tiffany's Chinchillas, with no questions asked. The parents must take full responsibility of the animal. This is to stop impulse buys and to make sure the animal will be taken care of if the child decides to change it's mind and send it off to other homes or shelters.
I offer a 14-day health guarantee on the animals that I have personally bred. In actuality, once the animal leaves my possession, I no longer have control over what happens to this animal but I take pride in them and want the customer to be assured that my animals leave here with a clean bill of health. If an animal gets sick within the first 14 days, return the animal back to me and I will consider a replacement depending on the circumstance. If an animal dies within the first 14 days, I require a necropsy to be performed by a vet or lab to consider a replacement animal, refunds will not be given under any circumstance. I will consider a replacement depending on the results and ONLY if I am at fault. This does not cover accidents or anything that happens on your part. The cause of death or illness must be proven to be my fault. I cannot guarantee that my animals will get along with the animals that you currently have either. A 30 day quarantine should be observed before placing my animals with an animal of your own. Do not cross species. On the other hand - I will take back all animals that are sold here. A 50% refund will be given if the animal is returned within the first 14 days, just in case the situation does not work out. Remember, the deposit was non-refundable. Past the initial 14 days, no refund will be given, but my doors will always be open if an animal needs to be returned. You must pay for all vet bills, labs and necropsies, I am not responsible once the animal leaves my care.
Every animal that leaves my home will be in excellent condition health wise. I ensure that an animal is healthy before it leaves my home. If your animal becomes sick, I am not responsible for your vet bills. You take on that responsibility as soon as it leaves my care. If you have any concern, you are more than welcome to take the animal to the vet within the first 24 hrs for a check up, but at your cost. I do require that I be contacted if something does happen to the animal so that I will know if there are any genetic defects that I need to be aware of.
If you are concerned about the number of animals that I have here and how they are being raised, please know that I follow all USDA regulations and that I do not wholesale or sell commercially. Anyone is allowed to come to my barn and see my setup if they have any sort of worries.. as I am not a chinchilla mill and do not pump out animals in high numbers. I sell to the general public for pets and to other chinchilla breeders only.