Breeder of healthy, friendly, quality mutation chinchillas
[Available babies are listed on the nursery page!]
Welcome! My name is Rachel and I am a very small hobby breeder of quality chinchillas. I have eight years of experience with owning chinchillas, and I am a registered member of both the Mutation Chinchilla Breeder's Association (MCBA) and Empress Chinchilla Breeders Cooperative (ECBC). I am located in Eastern Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley, about twenty minutes from the New Jersey border. I am a convenient one and a half hours from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia.
I am currently breeding for standard, beige, ebony, brown velvet, tan, violet, violet wrap, pink white, white, and sapphire but am going to be specializing in the various beige gene mutations (homo and hetero beige, tan, tan and white, pink white, and brown velvet). My chins are from quality blood lines, including Ryerson, JAGS, Whitewoods, and Ritterspach. I am also the proud breeder of the 2014 MCBA ACS Color Phase Champion tan male, Ezra! All of my babies are handled daily to ensure that they are used to human interaction. For information on available chin babies and adoption policies, please see the Nursery page.
My journey with chinchillas all began with the little sweetie pictured above in the middle (please forgive the plastic house, and never give your chins anything plastic... it is a very old picture and I was uneducated back then... it was removed once I learned more about proper chinchilla care). His name was Bean. He was a Christmas gift, and was a pet-store chinnie. He was the most amazing, sweet chinchilla, and he is the reason I fell in love with these incredible animals. Although he is no longer with me, he is always in my memory as I continue to love and care for the other chinchillas I have adopted into my family. While I am a breeder, all of my chins are, first and foremost, my pets and my friends.
"Animals are the greatest friends. They ask no questions, they pass no criticism."
For quick reference, here is the complete list of chinchillas for adoption:
None at this time, check back soon!
There is more information and photos of babies on the Nursery page!