VHS has recently rescued a family of Chinchillas, one of which was born in care. These are all young animals, under 3 years old, with a lifespan of about 10 years. Chinchillas make great pets and are very tame and sweet. An ideal apartment pet. But they also have special dietary needs and must be fed a proper Chinchilla food. And they have very sensitive body temperatures and must be kept in even heat, not too hot or cold. They love hay, dust baths and they love you. These are not typically litter trainable but they do need time and exercise outside of a caged environment. They are not overly messy – and you will easily learn to manage their free roaming time. If you are interested in a VHS Chinchilla, please click here to fill out the Adoption Application.