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Looking to buy a baby chinchilla :)

Discussion in 'Chinchillas' started by Simon Headington, May 19, 2020.

  1. Simon Headington

    Simon Headington PetForums Newbie

    May 19, 2020
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    Hello everyone! :) I trying to purchase a baby chinchilla for my girlfriend who is a veterinary nurse who loves animals! Im hoping someone can give me a helping hand too point me in the right direction :) i live around east/west Sussex but I'm willing to travel 2hours max. Looking for either a breeder or possible seller! Before you ask i have already searched the internet and haven't had much luck :(
  2. Arny

    Arny PetForums Senior

    Jul 29, 2017
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    Contact the national chinchilla society, they may be able to point in the direction of your closest breeders.
    Bare in mind that chinchillas shouldn't be sold in the current circumstances (its only been made clear that dog and cat breeders can and even then mostly if they run as a business).
    The youngest a chinchilla should be for rehoming is 12 weeks and their character is more known the older they are.
    Being young has little baring on how they accept you/taming etc. kits are often crazy little things.
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