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 am a registered member of the Mutation Chinchilla Breeder's Association (MCBA) and Empress Chinchilla Breeders Cooperative (ECBC). I am located in Eastern Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley, about 20 minutes from the New Jersey border. I am approximately 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 mosaic, sapphire, and white ebony, 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 Ryersons, JAGS, Whitewoods, and Ritterspach. I am also the breeder of the 2014 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.
I started with chinchillas a few years ago, and it all began with the little sweetie pictured above on the left (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 chinnies I have adopted into my family. While I am a breeder, all of my chins are, first and foremost, my pets and my friends.
For quick reference, here is the complete list of chinchillas for adoption:
No babies at this time. More litters expected in late August/early September!
There is more information and photos of babies on the Nursery page!