Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Pets & Pet Care  > Chinchilla

Chinchilla Cost


How Much Does a Chinchilla Cost?

 
 average costMedium: $50-$187 
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)

Chinchillas[1] are shy, but lightening fast balls of fur that live up to 20 years. Their soft sought-after fur comes in several colors[2] , with solid black or white ones costing the most.

Typical costs:

  • Chinchilla fur is very thick which makes it resistant to fleas and ticks. Color varieties include standard gray starting at $50 for males and up to $113 for females, black velvets, with a black back for $125-$160, beige for $100-$135, Afro-violet, which is a soft lavender gray with a white chest for $125-$160, white for $162-$187 and charcoal for $100-$125.
Related articles: Ferret, Guinea Pig, Hamster

Additional costs:
  • Cages run $50 for a simple chinchilla/rat cage with an exercise wheel; multi-tiered ones cost around $140 for a 30x30x15-inch cage kit that includes a glass water bottle, bottle holder, dust bath tub and pellet feeder.
  • As nocturnal animals, these pets need a hiding place for daytime hours, which can be a small wooden hut for about $18. Habitat toys include an exercise wheel $12. Litter pans cost $4-$9 and straw litter runs under $1 per pound. Chinchillas require a sand/dust bath two times a week for about $5-$6 per month. Water bottles run around $9, pellet feeders $7 and dust bath tubs $11.
  • Chinchillas love to gnaw and appreciate wood chews. Alfalfa cubes, balls or nibbles cost $2-$4. Feed pellets run about $1-$2.50 per pound, with the large 25-pound bags costing the least. Feed should be checked daily to ensure the pet is not urinating in the food. They will eat about 2-pounds each month, or about $2-$5.
  • A carrier to transport chinchillas away from home costs $10-$25.
  • Chinchillas can be neutered, but due to allergies to anesthetics, it may be risky. Ask a veterinarian who handles these small pets for additional information. Neutering runs around $120, spaying about $160. Other signs to see a veterinarian include runny eyes or nose. The Chinchilla Community Magazine offers a listing of veterinarians[3] .
Shopping for a chinchilla:
  • Petfinder.com offers a listing of rescued chinchillas awaiting adoption. Using the Quick Pet Search[4] , enter "small and furry" under animal, "chinchilla" under breed and the local zip code at the bottom.
  • When looking for a particular color of pet, they are often easiest to find through a breeder. Chinchillas.org offers an online list of breeders[5] by area.
  • PETCO[6] carries standard gray chinchillas.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


8 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
Chinchilla Cage
Amount: $100.00
Posted by: Anna in Brunswick, OH.Posted: April 29th, 2009 08:04AM
Type: LargeStore: Pet Store
GREAT
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Chinchilla
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Type: Store: 
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.blueplanetbiomes.org/chinchilla.htm
  2.  www.gotpetsonline.com/pictures/gallery/small-animals/chinchillas/chinchillas/
  3.  www.chinchillaclub.com/
  4.  www.petfinder.com
  5.  www.chinchillaclub.com/breeder/
  6.  www.petco.com/petco_Page_PC_storelocator_nav_2.aspx?cm_re=102605-_-hdr-_-locate
More Pets & Pet Care Topics
Check Out All Costs for Pets & Pet Care How Much Does Owning a Dog Cost? How Much Does a Chinchilla Cost? How Much Does a Horse Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com



Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
X-RAY HIP UNI 2+ VW
Paid: 493.00
New patient office visit $93Took 2 xrays of my hip $493Insurance company noted Charge Exceeds Defined Pay amount on the Xray. Ins Co. noted Charge Exceeds the contractual allowance per the contract. Ins. Co... [more]
-Living is costing me to Death
X-Ray Cost
Front struts for 06 Acura MDX
Paid: 325.00
Dealer quoted $1500 for all 4 struts/shocks ($750 Front; $650 Rear). Shopped it around and found they were way over priced! Used Monroe OESpectrum on fronts (excellent) and rear didn't need to replaced..... [more]
-Foolmeonce
Car Shock Absorbers Cost
Trane 3Ton 13SEER XR13
Paid: 4217.00
Upgraded my 10yr old Goodman A/C unit for a Trane. AS Heating & Cooling were great to work with and had the better pricing and financing between the 3 certified Trane installers for the area. Great team and quick to work... [more]
-Chris87
Central Air Conditioner Cost
Annual cost Houston TX
Paid: 169.00
Our home is 3100 sf. We had termites 15 years ago they were treated and are now on annual inspection plan with same company for over 15 years. The inspection is limited to a visual walk around only... [more]
-Richard Markel
Termite Control Cost
what deck's cost
Paid: 1600.00
I can build an 8 by 8 deck with two sets of stairs for 25 a square foot usually you just need to go see how much a box of screws cost and 1 2x12x16 then tell me I'm to high and remember you don't pay cheap for a good doctor lawyer hair sty... [more]
-Tim the trim carpenter
Deck Cost
TIMING BELT
Paid: 395.62
Replaced Timing belt, Alternator belt, Power Steering belt, Crank Shaft Seal and Cam Shaft Seal... [more]
-REYNOSO
Replacing a Timing Belt Cost