Chinchillas for sale
Before going further, PLEASE READ:
We are located in Central Florida, we do not offer shipping nor do we meet long distances. It is the responsibility of the adopter to make the drive to us to take their chinchilla(s) home.
Chinchilllas ARE NOT cuddly, please consider this prior to adopting.
Adopting a kit (baby) DOES NOT guarantee they will "bond" with you.
Some chinchillas are more friendly than others, but there is no guarantee they will bond with their owners.
Please remember, even if chinchillas seem to be cuddly/playful on social media accounts, this is the exception NOT the norm for these animals.
These are prey animals with instincts to run away, bite, or spray urine if they feel threatened, they are not like cats/dogs/ferrets.
Kits (babies) need MORE care than adopting an adult. They cannot have large cages, treats, playtime, or excessive handling (no exceptions).
Chinchillas under 6 months are still babies, they must be treated with great care. They are not easier to care for than an adult chinchilla.
Chinchilla kits do not leave our care until at least 10-12 weeks of age, no exceptions. We want to ensure they are living well on their own after being weaned from their mom; if we do not feel they are ready to leave our care, we will postpone any adoption appointments until we feel it is safe for them to go to their new homes.
After bringing home a kit, please give them up to a few months to adjust to their new surroundings. These are living creatures with fluctuating moods and needs, please allow them time to adjust.
We DO NOT accept advanced deposits for animals that are not born yet or are not over six weeks of age. Kits are only listed as available and ready for deposits once they are close to weaning age. We do not add photos of young kits to our website or list them available right after birth. Our top priority is their health and growth, not making a high dollar amount or over-producing.
We do not have a waitlist or offer this, all animals are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
We CANNOT predict when kits will be born, or what color/gender they will be. Chinchillas breed on their own time and pace, this can be a very slow process.
Chinchillas sold on this page are pedigreed. Pedigrees available upon request. These animals are not to be bred without prior consult with a reputable breeder, attending shows, allowing the kit to be at least one year of age, and finding a suitable show quality mate.
Under no circumstances does Sunshine Chinchillas ever condone backyard breeding or selling ill/injured animals.
To place an animal on hold, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required per chinchilla. Please refer to our Sales Policy for more information about deposits.
If interested in a particular chinchilla or you do not see what you're looking for, please fill out our adoption questionnaire. All kits come with an information care packet regarding their care. Available cage setups are typically a mixture of used and new supplies and will have a used cage included, we do not have cages for sale very often.
If you would prefer to rescue, please visit our rescues for adoption page on our website.They can make great pets for first time owners and can be easier than caring for a kit: Rescues for Adoption
Last Updated 2/6/2024 (We often update on the weekends)
ON HOLD = Animal has a deposit placed and is not available for purchase.
PENDING = Animal has an adoption appointment set but does not have a deposit, if the appointment falls through the animal will be available again.
~ Please Note ~
Our kits are not listed on our website until they are 6 weeks old. Kits will not leave our care until they are 9-10 weeks old and a minimum of 200g.
Available Show Quality Chinchillas
We currently do not have any show quality chinchillas available, check back later!
Lily is a 15 week old violet female chinchilla. Her personality is sweet and curious, however take in mind a chinchilla's personality can change depending on their environment and surroundings. This little girl is still a baby, thus her personality can be different when she grows up.
Her adoption fee is $450, a $50 non-refundable fee is required to start the adoption process. This fee goes towards the total adoption price with the remainder due on adoption day.
If you would like to take Lily home, send us a message!
Almond is a 7 week old Lowe recessive white (also called goldbar) male chinchilla. His personality is excitable and curious, however take in mind a chinchilla's personality can change depending on their environment and surroundings. This little boy is still a baby, thus his personality can be different when he grows up.
This chinchilla is NOT related to the pink white coloration. Lowe recessive white/goldbar is it's own unique mutation; it is a beautiful champagne shade with a darker bar of color over the back (thus the name goldbar). Almond has pink ears and deep ruby red eyes, this is an uncommon color to find in Florida.
Almond will be ready to go to his new home on or after August 14th, 2022.
His adoption fee is $475, a $50 non-refundable fee is required to start the adoption process. This fee goes towards the total adoption price with the remainder due on adoption day.
If you would like to take Almond home, send us a message!