Required for consideration of adoption or sale

Please copy and paste this page into an e-mail message, answer the questions indicated and send to: Use "Chinchilla Questionnaire" as the subject heading.


Name of animal you wish to adopt:

Personal Information



City, State, Zip:

Phone Number:(xxx) xxx-xxxx


Are you 18 years of age or older?

How many adults live in your household?

How many children live in your household and what are their ages?

Who will be the primary caretaker of the chinchilla?

Do you have other pets? What kind and how long have you owned them?

Chin Specifics

Have you ever owned a chinchilla before?

Raising a healthy chinchilla can cost between $20 - $50 a month. Are you financially able to provide for a chinchilla?

A chinchilla's life span ranges from 10 - 20 years. Are you prepared to make this kind of commitment to a new pet?

Have you researched proper chinchilla care?

Chinchillas hide signs of illness very well. What are some signs that your chinchilla is ill and what could those symptoms by indicative of?

Do you have a veterinarian who is knowledgable about chinchillas?

Name of veterinarian:

Will you be breeding chinchillas?

Environment and Diet

What size cage will you provide for a chinchilla?

What type of bedding will be used?

What types of toys/chews are appropriate for a chinchilla?

Where will the cage be located?

What temperature should chinchillas be kept at?

Is your home air conditioned?

What type of diet is appropriate for a chinchilla? (Please be specific in regards to both pellets and hay)

What are appropriate treats for a chinchilla?


Questionnaire must be fully completed in order to be considered for adoption or sale.