73 Chinchilla Breeders Near You with Chinchillas for Sale (List)

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Chinchilla breeders

Chinchillas are some of the most beloved exotic pets out there, and for a good reason! They’re energetic, adorable, and can easily bring a smile to your face.

While chinchillas are fairly common pets, finding a good chinchillas breeder isn’t as common. In fact, many people aren’t aware of the fact that you should almost never buy a chinchilla from a pet store!

Fortunately, we’ve made the process of finding a reputable chinchilla breeder easier for you.

There are very few chinchilla breeders within the United States. For many states we’re unable to find a breeder. In this case, we’ve highlighted a reputable rescue where you can adopt a healthy chinchilla.

In many cases this is a better option, as chinchillas in shelters are in desperate need of a loving home. Some states don’t even have a dedicated chinchilla shelter.

If you’re a chinchilla breeder/rescue and would like to get listed, please contact us!

American Chinchilla Breeders

Below we’ve highlighted some very passionate and credible chinchilla breeders. We strive to keep this directory current and accurate.

Please note that we do not know all of these breeders and cannot personally endorse them.

 

Alabama

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Alaska

Troll Under The Bridge Rabbits & Chinchillas
Wasilla, Alaska
facebook.com/TrollunderthebridgeAlaska
[email protected]

 

Arizona

AZ Chins
Susan Leonetti
Sahuarita, AZ
azchins.com
[email protected]
(520) 399-3697
(520) 490-7873 (call or text)

AZ Pocket Angels Pet Rescue
Tierney Sheffer
Tucson, AZ
facebook.com/AzPocketAngelsPetRescue
(520) 401-9526

 

Arkansas

none

 

California

Breeder Name
Riverside, CA
djschins.net
facebook.com/DJs-Chinchillas
[email protected]
(951) 776-2882

Chinchilla Amore
Orangevale, CA
chinchillaamore.com
facebook.com/ChinchillaAmore
[email protected]
(916) 412-4332

JCRW Chinchillas
Jinn & Ryan
Irvine, CA
jcrwchinchillas.com
facebook.com/JCRW-Chinchillas
[email protected]
(626) 538-5669

Chinchilla Chateau
Sumiko De La Vega
Manteca, CA
chinchillachateau.com
facebook.com/chinchillachateau
[email protected]
(209) 679-4736

 

Colorado

Cuddlebug Chinchillas
Cornellia Kern
Aurora, CO
cuddlebugchinchillas.com
[email protected]
[email protected]
(720) 460-1738

 

Connecticut

Forever Feisty Chinchilla Rescue
Andrea Kundrotas
Granby, CT
foreverfeistychinchilla.org
facebook.com/Forever-Feisty-Chinchilla-Rescue
[email protected]

 

Delaware

Angel’s Chinchillas
DE, MD
facebook.com/AngelsChinchillas
[email protected]

 

Florida

Lyn’s Chins
Lyn Sedwick Shuster
Orlando, FL
centralfloridachinchillas.com
[email protected], with subject line CHINS
(407) 894-4070

Sunshine Chinchillas
Orlando, FL
sunshinechinchillas.com
facebook.com/sunshinechinchillas
[email protected]

Kathy’s Chinchillas
Kathy
Orlando, FL
kathyschinchillas.com
facebook.com/kathyschinchillas
[email protected]

Beachy Keen Chinchillas
Meagan Gunn
Satellite Beach, FL
beachykeenexotics.com
[email protected]
(321) 557-2442

Hoppy Chinchillas
Hazel
Ocala, FL
hoppychinchillas.com
[email protected]
(352) 425-3896

SteelCrest Ranch
Billy Rodriguez
Central FL
steelcrestchins.com
facebook.com/steelcrestchins
[email protected]
(352) 801-8566

 

Georgia

Big Daddy’s Chinchillas
Dan
Locust Grove, GA
bigdaddyschinchillas.com
facebook.com/Big-Daddys-Chinchillas
[email protected]

 

Hawaii

Hawaii Chinchillas
Olga S.
Kailua, Oahu, HI
hawaiichinchillas.com
facebook.com/ChinchillaBreeder
[email protected]
(650) 492-8292

 

Idaho

Aces Up Chinchillas
Narcissus Kimball
Pocatello, ID
facebook.com/AcesUpChinchillas
[email protected]
(208) 244-1052

 

Illinois

ABC Chinchillas
Crystal Lake, IL
abcchinchillas.com
facebook.com/abcchinchillas
[email protected]
(815) 922-2474

 

Indiana

Chinchillas R Us
Trafalgar, IN
chinchillasrus.com
facebook.com/ChinchillasRus
[email protected]
(317) 363-3076

NWI Chinchillas
Ashley Gajda
Hammond, IN
nwichinchillas.com
facebook.com/nwichins
[email protected]
(219) 789-0026

Chinchillas By Design
Nappanee, IN
facebook.com/Chinchillas By Design
(574) 305-0045

 

Iowa

Chinno’s Chinchillas
Bondurant, IA
facebook.com/Chinnos-Chinchillas
(515) 249-6014

 

Kansas

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Kentucky

Hawkeye Ranch
Bethany
Cadiz, KY
hawkeyeranch.com
[email protected]

Chins n’ Friends
Hebron, KY
kentuckychinchillarescue.org
facebook.com/chinsnfriends
[email protected]

 

Louisiana

NELA Chinchilla Rescue
Dusty
West Monroe, LA
facebook.com/Northeast-Louisiana-NELA-Chinchilla-Rescue
[email protected]

NOLA Chinchilla Rescue
New Orleans, LA
nolachinrescue.org
facebook.com/nolachinrescue
[email protected]
(504) 912-9143

 

Maine

Maine Chinchilla Ranch
South China, ME
sydchilla.com
facebook.com/SydChilla
[email protected]
(207) 626-0130

 

Maryland

none

 

Massachusetts

Pioneer Valley Chinchillas
Annie Huyler
Hatfield, MA
pioneervalleychinchillas.com
[email protected]
(413) 247-5996

J and J Chinchillas
Lawrence, MA
jandjchinchillas.com
facebook.com/jandj.chinchillas
[email protected]

 

Michigan

Charmin’ Chinchillas
Grand Rapids, MI
facebook.com/Charmin-Chinchillas
(616) 536-1735

 

Minnesota

Cariveau Chinchilla Rescue
Saint Paul, MN
facebook.com/cariveauchinchillarescue
(651) 528-7732, or (612) 206-6146

 

Mississippi

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Missouri

The Chinchilla Village
Rachel Bartlett
Raytown, MO
thechinchillavillage.com
facebook.com/Thechinchillavillage
[email protected]

Dawn’s Chinchillas
Dawn Pettyjohn
Kansas City, MO
dawnschinchillas.com
facebook.com/dawnschinchillas
[email protected], [email protected]
(816) 665-2339, by text only

 

Montana

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Nebraska

Mark Miller Chinchillas
Markus Miller
Ashland, NE
facebook.com/markmillerchinchillas
[email protected]
(402) 641-5756

 

Nevada

LV Chinchillas
Las Vegas, NV
lvchinchillas.com
[email protected]

Vegas Valley Chinchillas
Las Vegas, NV
vegasvalleychinchillas.com
facebook.com/vegasvalleychinchillas
[email protected]

 

New Hampshire

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New Jersey

Mt. Zion Chinchillas
Barb Alton
Hillsborough, NJ
facebook.com/Mt-Zion-Chinchillas
[email protected]

 

New Mexico

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New York

Humble Acres Chinchillas
Weston Mills, NY
humbleacreschins.com
facebook.com/HumbleAcresChinchilla
[email protected]
(585) 376-2357

DeMille Chinchillas
Saugerties, NY
demillechinchillas.com
facebook.com/DeMilleChins
[email protected]
(518) 522-4351

Strattons Chinchillas
Addison, NY
strattonschinchillas.com
facebook.com/StrattonsChinchillas
[email protected]
(607) 458-5126

 

North Carolina

Tiffany’s Chinchillas
Roxboro, NC
tiffanyschinchillas.com
facebook.com/tiffanyschinchillas
[email protected]
(336) 504-3784

North Dakota

none

 

Ohio

Buckeye Chinchilla
Ron & Ryan
Louisville, OH
buckeyechinchilla.com
facebook.com/buckeyechinchilla
[email protected]
(330) 575-9249

Shoots Chinchilla Ranch
Ralph and Barbara Shoots
Westerville, OH
shootschinchilla.com
facebook.com/Shoots-Chinchilla-Ranch
[email protected]
(614) 855-1762

 

Oklahoma

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Oregon

Oregon Chinchilla Rescue
Albany, OR
adoptablechinchillas.com
facebook.com/OregonChinchillaRescue
[email protected]

Chinchillas Oregon
OR
chinchillasoregon.com
facebook.com/oregonchinchillas
[email protected]

 

Pennsylvania

Adorable Chins
Philadelphia, PA
adorablechins.com
facebook.com/adorablechins
[email protected]
(215) 410-1391

BLS Chins & Guinea Pigs
Brea Shearer
York, PA
blschins.com
facebook.com/BLS-Chinchillas-long-hair-guinea-pigs
(717) 676-3553

East Coast Chinchillas
Rachel
Lehigh Valley, PA
eastcoastchinchillas.com
facebook.com/eastcstchinchillas
[email protected]

RAF Chinchillas
Owner First Name
Elmora, PA
rafchinchillas.com
facebook.com/RAFchins
[email protected]
(814) 979-3537

French Creek Chinchillas
Hope Glover
Union City, PA
frenchcreekchinchillas.com
facebook.com/frenchcreekchinchillas
[email protected]
[email protected], with CHINCHILLAS as subject
(555) 555-5555

 

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

Four J’s Plantation
Jim & Janice Barrett
Ruffin, SC
4jsplantation.com
[email protected]
(843) 562-2057

 

South Dakota

none

 

Tennessee

East TN Chins
Knoxville, TN
easttnchins.com
facebook.com/easttnchins
[email protected]
(865) 621-8495

Erin’s Chins
Erin
Johnson City, TN
facebook.com/ErinsChins
[email protected]
(423) 833-6729

 

Texas

Janda Exotics Animal Ranch
Jason & Ashley Duncan
Kingsbury, TX
jandaexotics.com
facebook.com/jandababies
[email protected]
(210) 740-7243

Sunset Chinchillas
San Antonio, TX
sunsetchinchillas.com
facebook.com/Sunset-Chinchillas
[email protected]
(318) 405-1163

Acorn Hill Ranch
Terry Jo & Greg Pyper
Forney, TX
acornhillranch.com
[email protected]
(972) 571-9823

Lone Star Chinchilla
Chuck Yank
Chandler, TX
lonestarchinchilla.com
facebook.com/lonestarchinchilla
[email protected]
(903) 391-1248

Houston Chinchilla Rescue
Houston, TX
houstonchinchillarescue.com
[email protected]
(281) 660-1291

ChinChildren Chinchilla Rescue
Tamara Mitchell
Red Oak, TX
chinchildren.org
facebook.com/chinchildrenrescue
[email protected]
(972) 617-8864

 

Utah

Craner Chinchilla Ranches
Casey Craner
Grantsville, UT
[email protected]

 

Vermont

DJ’s Chinchilla Ranch
Orwell, ST
facebook.com/djschins61
(518) 354-1327

 

Virginia

VB Chinchilla
Virginia Beach, VA
vbchinchillas.com
facebook.com/VBChinchillas
[email protected]
(757) 277-6962

Whimsy’s Menagerie
Virginia Beach, VA
whimsysmenagerie.com
facebook.com/whimsysmenagerie
[email protected]

 

Washington

RDZC Ranch
Tabitha Lindsay
Seattle, WA
rdzcranch.com
facebook.com/RDZCChinchillaRanch
[email protected]
(714) 745-0484

Applewood Chinchillas
applewoodchinchillas.com
facebook.com/ApplewoodChinchillas

Cascade Chinchillas
Linda
Seattle, WA
facebook.com/cascadechinchilla
[email protected]
(206) 782-3218

Meadowbrook Chinchillas
Port Angeles, WA
meadowbrookchinchillas.com
[email protected]

Chinn’s Chillas
Ryan Chinn
Renton, WA
chinnschillaranch.com
facebook.com/ChinnsChillas
[email protected]

Viking Chinchillas
Sue Irvin
Sammamish, WA
viking-chinchillas.com
[email protected]
(425) 391-4186

 

West Virginia

none

 

Wisconsin

B&B Chinchillas
Owner First Name
Dodgeville, WI
bbchinchillas.com
facebook.com/BBChinchillas
[email protected]

Bobbie’s Chinchillas
Bobbie Schultz
Eau Claire, WI
bobbieschinchillas.com
facebook.com/bobbieschins
[email protected]
(715) 590-2340

 

Wyoming

none

 

Benefits Of Purchasing Chinchillas From Breeders

If you’re looking to bring home a pet chinchilla, turning to a breeder may be your best option for several reasons.

  1. There are many types of chinchillas – Getting a chinchilla at a pet store will likely yield you a standard chinchilla — not a bad thing, but definitely not unique. Breeders, however, are able to breed certain traits into their chinchillas to get some adorable results. Size, colors, and patterns are all traits that many breeders control for and consider.
  2. Breeder chinchillas are well-cared for – Pet store chinchillas are often mistreated due to the nature of the businesses that sell them. Chinchillas from breeders, on the other hand, commonly receive much more care. Not only do breeders have a great passion for chinchillas, but the health of their chinchillas is also directly tied to their income. Breeders with unhealthy chinchillas wouldn’t last very long.
  3. Breeder chinchillas’ pedigrees are known – Every good breeder will have extensive records of each of their chinchillas’ genetic histories. This allows you to know what chinchillas you’ll get if you attempt to breed your chinchilla, in addition to knowing if your particular chinchilla is vulnerable to any common diseases.

Identifying A Good Chinchilla Breeder

Chinchillas can be susceptible to several diseases and health problems, especially if they come from bad breeders. The best chinchilla breeders take excellent care of their chinchillas and keep detailed lineage/genetic records.

If you’re purchasing a chinchilla from a breeder, you must do your research. Backyard breeders are much more likely to neglect the needs of their chinchillas.

Once you find a chinchilla breeder, you have to do a bit of vetting. There are some questions that you should ask them to verify that you’re supporting a good business and getting a healthy chinchilla:

  • May I see your chinchillas’ living conditions?
  • Do you have references for previous buyers?
  • Can you provide me with your chinchillas’ genetic histories?
  • Do you provide birth certificates with details about the parents?
  • What food do you feed to the chinchillas as babies and adults?
  • Am I allowed to interact with the chinchilla in person first?
  • Do you keep sick/nursing chinchillas separate?
  • Can you answer any other questions I may have about chinchilla care?

Additionally, you’ll want to take a mental note on the living conditions of the chinchillas. The chinchillas should be kept in an environment that meets all of the following:

  • Cleanliness (clean cages, bowls, litter pans/bedding, water bottles, etc.)
  • Generally calm chinchillas that don’t act aggressive/nervous when held
  • Soft and clean fur
  • Clean ears
  • Well-kept nails
  • Clear eyes

In Conclusion

Chinchillas are not simple, cheap pets that anybody can just decide to purchase. They’re relatively expensive, need to come from a good breeder, and need to be cared for in specific ways.

If you’re going to purchase a chinchilla, it needs to be from a reputable breeder, and it needs to be brought into a home with all of the necessary chinchilla supplies and knowledge already there.

These are exotic pets that need special care. When cared for properly, though, they make excellent pets that are sure to bring you years of fun!

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Zach David
Zach David
Zach is a life-long pet owner and enthusiast. He was born into a family with a dog named Murphy, and since then has owned several other dogs, mice, ferrets, fish, geckos, and a cat. This experience has given him the knowledge necessary to help others become excellent pet owners.

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