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Chinchillas for Sale - Updated 4/14/2017

New Owners, Please check out Let's Love Chinchillas website for basic care info. 

Basic care sheet I send with my customers: Care Sheet 

Please review my Sales Policy before purchasing a chinchilla.

Currently Available

TIFF F5 - $175

DOB: 2/23/2016


Pure Standard Male 


Dam: Neon    Sire: Trevor 


Awards:

2nd Place - MCBA SEC

1st Place - ECBC SAB
3rd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 632g on 4/12/17

Notes for breeders: Dark and very dense, bright belly - needs size and conformation if pairing for breeding 

TIFF F10 - $175 

DOB: 3/6/2016


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Dragonfly    Sire: Jasper


Awards:

2nd Place - MCBA SEC
2nd Place -  ECBC SAB
3rd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 692g on 4/12/17

Notes for breeders: Medium dark (flash washed him out in photo) and very dense, bright belly - pleasing texture, could use a little more size if anything 

TIFF F12 - $175

DOB: 3/10/2016


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Adele    Sire: Jasper


Awards:

1st Place (1B) - MCBA SEC
1st Place -  ECBC SAB
3rd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 610g on 4/12/17

Notes for breeders: Dark veiling, pleasing texture, decent conformation, needs size

TIFF F16 - $200

DOB: 3/27/2016


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Ophelia    Sire: Liam


Awards:

Phase Champion - MCBA SEC
1st Place - ECBC SAB
3rd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 875g on 4/12/2017

Notes for breeders: Medium to medium dark, nice size and conformation, shorter fur, white belly, currently priming. Would only pair to a lighter mutation. 

 TIFF F17 - $200

DOB: 3/27/2016


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Ophelia    Sire: Liam


Awards:

2nd Place - MCBA SEC
1st Place - ECBC SAB
2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 792g on 4/12/2017

Notes for breeders: Darker than F16 (brother), good size and conformation, shorter fur, white belly.

TIFF F46 - $200

DOB: 4/28/2016 


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Summer    Sire: Aragorn


Awards:

Reserve Phase Champion - MCBA SEC
2nd Place - ECBC SAB
2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 560g on 4/12/2017

Notes for breeders:  Even though this male is small, he has excellent density, conformation, veiling, beautiful white bright belly. Would do great with larger females. Full sister took grand show champion at MCBA SEC and third best of show at ECBC SAB. 

TIFF F52 - $150

DOB: 4/29/2016 


Pure Standard Male 


Dam: MTDY C80    Sire: Aragorn


Awards:

2nd Place - ECBC SAB
2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 630g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders: This male ended up with a double eye infection as a kit. He has since had an issue with his eyes watering, but does not have teeth issues. I believe he has some damage to his eyes from going through 3 sets of antibiotics over a 4 month period. He has excellent veiling darkness and coverage with above average density and a bright belly.

TIFF F63 - $175

DOB: 5/29/2016 


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Gallium    Sire: Trevor 


Awards:

2nd Place - ECBC SAB
2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 756g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders:  This male has nice dark veiling, dense and a super white belly. 

TIFF F64 - $175

DOB: 5/29/2016 


Pure Standard Male


Dam: Gallium    Sire: Trevor 


Awards:

2nd Place - ECBC SAB
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 634g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders: Nice and dark, only lacking size and could use a bit more conformation. Nice bright white belly and super dense. 

TIFF F65 - $175

DOB: 6/08/2016 


Pure Standard Male


Dam: TIFF D54    Sire: Agamemnon


Awards:

3rd Place - ECBC SAB
2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 767g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders: Nice large size and conformation, could use a bit more veiling in the neck. On the lighter side, would work well with a mutation animal. 

TIFF F67 - $225

DOB: 6/10/2016


Heterozygous Beige Male


Dam: Ambrosia    Sire: Legolas


Awards:

1st Place - ECBC SAB

2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 578g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders: A bit small, but size is in the lines, caged with his brother so he may grow at a later date. Oxidized a bit as well. 

TIFF F68 - $250

DOB: 6/10/2016


Heterozygous Beige Male


Dam: Ambrosia    Sire: Legolas


Awards:

1st Place - ECBC SAB

2nd Place - ECBC Nationals
Comes with ribbons if interested

Weight: 698g on 4/12/2017

Note for breeders: Would be a great animal to use to produce a brown velvet or tan with. A bit oxidized, but typical of beiges in a humid environment. Darker than F67.
 

TIFF F94 - $250

DOB: 11/08/2016


Heterozygous Beige Male


Dam: RNJR E1-632   Sire: Chester B.


Weight: 506g on 4/12/2017

Notes: Would make a great pet. Too young to be evaluated for show at this time, but has good size for his age. 

TIFF H8 - $375

DOB: 1/21/2017


Mosaic Male


Dam: Lorien    Sire: Beaufort


Weight: 361g on 4/12/2017

Notes: This male is being sold as a pet. 

More Chins Available Soon..


These animals will be listed at a later date:


H1 - 1/4/17 - Pure Standard Male - $175


H2 - 1/4/17 - Pure Standard Male - $175


H16 - 3/2/17 - Standard Female - $175


H18 - 3/6/17 - Light Ebony Male - $200


H20 - 3/6/17 - Standard Male - $150


H24 - 3/14/17 - Standard V/C Female - $150


H25 - 3/16/17 - Standard Female - $175


H29 - 3/26/17 - Standard Male - $150


H31 - 3/29/17 - Standard Female - $175



 

Appointment Guidelines

Appointments are scheduled for pick up of animals or supplies only. Visits are available by appointment only, no walk ins. I do not allow appointments for customers to come and “look around” any longer. I am not a pet store and I’ve had many come and look, leave and never contact me again with hours of my time wasted. Please choose an animal based on the photos provided and we can discuss that one upon arrival. I do not have the time for every available chinchilla to be held. If you’re planning to get chinchillas months down the road, you need to wait until then to make an appointment as I cannot guarantee I will have the same animals at that time. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have via e-mail.


Please be on time. I will not accept appointments that show up over 30 minutes late. Leave early for your appointment, I'd rather you be here early than late. I sometimes schedule multiple appointments during the day so you're taking away from the time of others if you end up late. If you run into trouble along the way, please e-mail me at [email protected] to keep me updated. Things happen, but I don't need to be left in the dark waiting as I may just leave if I don't hear from you if you're too late.


Bring your own carrier - I do not supply them. It can be a cat carrier, small rodent carrier, cardboard box with holes poked in it, whatever. Please make sure it is safe and don't use a towel for the bottom, fleece or shavings only. I do sell all wire travel cages for $50. 


Please write down your questions so that we can move the process along as quickly as possible. While I enjoy answering your questions, I do have to limit the visits to no more than 30 minutes as I've had customers stay for hours. Do your research ahead of time and questions can always be answered via e-mail and it's better the be prepared before the visit. 


I accept cash and Paypal (debit and credit accepted via Paypal). I do have to charge tax if you use a card so come with cash on hand as I don't have an ATM next door. I will not accept checks or IOU no matter the circumstance, sorry. 

 

Delivery / Shipping Guidelines

Delivery is available when my schedule is clear and I'm not working. The fee is $25/hour round trip and must be paid in full through Paypal before the actual delivery date. You must bring your own carrier for pick up. Below are the basic fees for delivery for areas around me based on round trip time:


Haw River, NC - $42

Durham, NC - $42

Raleigh, NC - $62

Greensboro, NC - $62

Charlotte, NC - $150

Wilmington, NC - $150

South Hill, VA - $62

Danville, VA - $42

Richmond, VA - $125



I ship via United Airlines from November-April or when the temperature is below 70 degrees at all airport stops during the day of shipment. I charge $175-200 depending on if I have to buy a new carrier or not. Occasionally I can run across a used carrier to cut down on cost ($175) but if I have to go out to purchase a new carrier, the cost is $200. This is the cost for one chinchilla, and cost rises based on weight. Two shipped is $200-225 depending on the carrier. The price covers the carrier, mesh to line the inside carrier, shavings, water bottle, food bowl with food, my trip to the airport (RDU) and back and the airline fee through United Airlines. I will ship to the closest large airport near you at my convenience. Shipping fee must be paid in full with the full cost of the animal before I schedule the flight. You must be able to pick up the chinchilla at your airport within 1-2 hours of arrival time and also plan for delays in flights in case something changes, so always have a backup plan. The cost of the flight is non-refundable after it's been paid. With shipments, I am not responsible for any accidents or issues that occur once the animal is dropped off, I have no control over what happens and will not be held responsible. 

 

 Chinchilla Price List

Color
 Male
 Female
Standard Gray
$125-300
$150-300
Black Velvet
  $200-350
$225-350
White (Mosaic, Pink White)
  $250-375
  $250-400
  Ebony (Light, Medium, Dark, Extra Dark)
  $175-375
  $175-400
 Heterozygous Beige
 $175-275
 $175-300
 Violet
 $200-300
 $225-300
 +TOV (Ex. TOV Ebony, TOV Violet, TOV White)
 +$25-50
 +$25-50
 +Violet Carrier (Standard Violet Carrier)
 +$25
 +$25


This is the basic range of prices for my chinchillas. Price depends on pet only, show quality, show lines, markings, etc. Please review the prices before you contact me in regards to purchasing an animal. Depending on the lines and the quality of the animal, the price can go even higher than the maximum's listed but this is just the basic guideline to go by to make sure you can afford the color you are looking for. 

Rescues and retired breeders will end up cheaper than the prices on this list.  

 

Chinchilla Care Checklist / Guidelines - Please Read Before Purchasing

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) should be used for bedding. Kiln dried pine is the preferred bedding or aspen shavings, or even fleece.
  • No plastic cages, Period. Metal cages with wooden ledges are preferred. Plastic products should be covered with fleece.
  • Chinchillas should not eat fruits or vegetables ever, not even if they're dehydrated. Raisins are not needed, there are healthier options available.
  • Diet consists of fresh pellets (alfalfa or timothy based, no colorful pellets, no fruits/vegetables, nuts or treats in feed), grass hays (such as timothy, bermuda, orchard) and fresh filtered water to prevent giardia and toxoplasmosis.
  • Safe pelleted foods include: Tradition (Hubbard Life), Mazuri, Oxbow Essentials, 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. Please avoid all Kaytee brand and All Living Things feeds.
  • 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 other than oats.
  • 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. Pet store wheels are not safe, do not waste the money. No plastic wheels should be used, period. The mesh wire wheels are not safe.
  • 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. 
  • Do not allow your chinchilla around other species, ie. cats and dogs. It doesn't matter if they get along or not, they shouldn't be near a predator.
 

Sales Policy

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 8 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. I also have the right to cancel a sale and refund the money at any time if I decide to keep an animal instead of selling it. 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. 


Sometimes I cull breeders to put in younger animals from my lines. If a female is pregnant and litters here before pick up (even if you have placed a deposit), then the kits stay here as the female was originally bred here. If the female has kits after you pick the animal up, they are yours to do as you wish with, I just ask that you label them as a TIFF animal since they were originally bred at my home. You're welcome to show them, but under my ranch brand.


Shipping is currently available via United Airlines which runs $175-200 approximately. Delivery is also available in NC / VA for $25/hour. 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 to a show.  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 to ensure that the animal will be available for you. 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 30 days of placing a deposit, if you have not picked up your animal, I will begin charging $15 a week for each chinchilla as a boarding fee for care and feed.


I do occasionally board animals here for long periods of time. The cost is $10 per week if you bring your own supplies and cage or $15 per week if I provide them. This is less than what any vet or boarding service would charge you per day, much less a week.  


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 7-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 7 days, return the animal back to me and I will consider a replacement depending on the circumstance. If an animal dies within the first 7 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. If you are close enough to me, I can perform a necropsy free of charge but it needs to be performed ASAP after death. 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. This means that if you place your chin in with another and it goes into shock or is attacked, I will not replace the animal, that is a risk that you take when you purchase the animal. Do not cross species - chinchillas should not be around your cat or dog. 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 7 days, just in case the situation does not work out. Remember, the deposit was non-refundable. Past the initial 7 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. If an animal is being shipped, transported or railroaded, the 7 day guarantee does not apply since I am not responsible for the person who is handling the animal - you must take full responsibility from the point it leaves my home no matter the outcome.


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. 


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_welfare/2013/faq_retail_pets_final_rule.pdf