Canadian Chinchilla Rescue



We have many chinchillas available!  Some pairs, some singles and male or female. Please read over all the Bios and see if one or two of the chins will fit into your life.  When you have decided on a chin, please fill out the Adoption Application.

Chinchillas are fostered in private homes.   Each bio will have where the chinchilla is fostered.  Because they are in private homes we need to arrange a visit based on when the foster is available. 

ADOPTION FEES ARE: $50 for a single and $75 for a pair and $100 for a trio


NOTE: if you have ANY questions or aren't sure about anything, please email I am more than happy to answer any question you may have.


Alex is over 1 year and is a standard male chinchilla.  He was surrendered to TAS and sent to us.  He arrived with his 2 sisters.  He is a nice boy but has some trust issues.  He prefers that you don't handle him or rearrange his cage on him.  He is curious but likes to sit back and watch.   He is fostered in Vaughn. adoption fee is $50



Cersei is a hetero beige female chinchilla who is just over 1 year old.  She is an extreme fur chewer and doesn't seem to like certain people, myself included.  She is now with a foster who she is happy with and we are hoping to find the perfect home for her.  She has issues with trust until she decides she likes a certain person. She is fostered in Vaughn. 


Metro and Dewey are 9 and 10 years of age.  They are bonded males and enjoy to snuggle with one another and must be adopted together.  They are enjoying getting dust baths and playing out of their cage with their new foster mom.  Adoption fee is $75, fostered in Toronto.   




Chloe and Mia are 8 month old sisters.  Chloe is more outgoing than Mia.  Mia is cautious but can't resist a handful of hay. They both enjoy running on their Chin Spin and getting apple twigs as a treat.  Fostered in Mississauga, adoption fee is $75


Finnegan is a very shy Standard male chinchilla.  He was beat up when placed with other chinchillas so he does have some ear damage. Finnegan needs time to adjust to new people but curiousity does take over and he does come out for treats and hay.  He LOVES his tube and sleeps in there all the time.  He is very sweet though and with time will come out of shell more.

NOTE: Finnegan was adopted but has been returned because his owner was moving and could not take him.  We hope the next home will be Finns FURever home! 

Fostered in Vaughn


Kiwi was surrendered to the Montreal SPCA due to allergies.  He is a very nice boy who is settling into his foster him.  Kiwi is very curious about people and the going ons around his cage.  He loves to destroy his toys and his apple twigs.  He is fostered in North York . Adoption fee is $50 

Phoenix- male standard 6 years fur chewer

This little guy is an extreme fur chewer.  We don't know if he will ever stop chewing but we are hopeful!  He has a new wheel and tons of toys.  He is VERY shy and takes a while to warm up to you.  It took him 6 weeks before he would come up to the cage and took a treat.  Patience will be the key to win this guy over.  UPDATE: Phoenix is fur chewing LESS.  He may always chew but with lots of toys and a wheel he isn't chewing near as much. 

Phoenix is doing very well and is a very chunky boy.  He is a very nice chinchilla and I am very happy at how he has progressed! 

Fostered in Vaughn. Adoption fee is $50

Male Trio- Stitch, Timon and Tiko- over 1 year at rescue

These 3 boys arrived just after Christmas and will be up for adoption as of January 27th.  We think it is a dad and his 2 sons.  We were told the 2 boys are around 8 months and the other one is around 1-2 years. They are VERY busy boys who love their new cage and all the things they have to explore. The LOVE to run on their saucer and are always VERY busy!  They are fostered in Vaughn. Adoption fee is $90

Fluffy- over 2 years at rescue


Fluffy is a female standard who is a fur chewer.  She stops for long periods of time and then will sometimes chew overnight.   Fur chewing is one of those things that makes a chin look like they have a funny haircut but doesn't bother them.  We aren't sure why some chinchillas fur chew.  Some do it out of boredom, stress, habit or just because.  Fluffy is a nice girl who would do well with a lot of one on one attention.  She has some issues with being territorial about her cage but is getting better.  She prefers you not to handle her but if you must she will put up with it. 

She is fostered in Mississauga and her adoption fee is $50 

Keyston- Male standard 10-11 years of age

Keyston is a new arrival to the rescue.  He was owned for 10 years and due to family allergies came to the rescue.  He is a very curious chinchilla who always wants to see what you are doing.  He loves to get his nightly handful of hay and enjoys watching the other chinchillas. 

Fostered in Mississauga.

Morris, male standard 11 years

Morris is a new arrival and will be available for adoption after February 11, 2015. He is settling into his foster home and is getting to know his foster family.  Morris is a very nice chinchilla and is enjoying all his new toys!  More info as he settles in.

Morris is fostered in North York

Sugar and Spice- Beige 2.5 month female and 1 year Ebony Female

Sugar and Spice arrived just around Christmas time to the rescue.  Sugar, was born October 23, 2014 and her mom is around 1 years of age. Because Spice was around a male we will have to have her on a pregnancy watch to ensure she doesn't have any babies.  They will be up for adoption together once that has passed.  

Fostered in Mississauga

Female Fur Chewer

This little female is a severe fur chewer.  Because we are unsure of her history, she is on a pregnancy watch.  We are hoping that during this time she will stop fur chewing or even slow down.  Once a chinchilla fur chews, they always have the possibility of fur chewing any time.  

She is fostered in Newmarket.

Male Pink White 

This male chinchilla was surrendered by the same people as the female fur chewer.  He is settling into his foster home.  He is currently up for adoption and is loving all the wood chews and toys.  

He is fostered in Newmarket.

Shadow- Female ebony- SPECIAL NEEDS

Shadow is a 6 year old ebony female.  She was surrendered with her son who passed away after dealing with ongoing teeth issues. Not long after Shadow started to drool and has had to have her own teeth filed down.    

Shadow is a Malo chinchilla which means she has ongoing dental issues. As well, she will most likely have a shortened life.  Because of this we normally keep this chinchillas in the rescue.  I would love to get Shadow into a home.  So for anyone who adopts her, the rescue will cover her vet bills at our vet.  Please email for more info on this. 

Shadow is fostered in Mississauga.

Toki- male beige 8 years of age

Toki is another chin with some dental issues.  He is doing great now that he is on a different type of food and it seems to help keep his dental issues under control.  He is a very nice chinchilla and would do well in a home.  As with Shadow, we would cover any vet bills with our vet should he be adopted. 

Fostered in Mississauga




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