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NWI Chinchillas

Breeding quality chinchillas and rescuing exotics since 2003.

Supplies Needed for a Chinchilla (w/ Price Comparison)

When adding a chinchilla to the family, expect to spend at least $150-200 on the chinchilla, cage, and accessories, if you do not already have the necessary supplies.


Here is a breakdown of the supplies you will need for a chinchilla, as well as what those supplies will cost you, both here at NWI and at petstores. Pet store prices were gathered at Petsmart and Petco on 3/6/2019

Supplies

Price at NWI

Price at Petsmart

Price at Petco

Chinchilla

$50.00 - $100.00 (rescue)

$135.00 - 250.00+ (baby / pedigreed)

$149.99

$149.99

Cage

$95.00 - $115.00 (new)

$45.00+ used w/ wooden shelves 

$79.99 - $259.99 all except one had plastic ledges / trays (one had metal)

$89.99 - $199.99 -- all except one had plastic ledges / trays (one had metal)

Ceramic Food Bowl

$4.00 -- 4 ounce bowl

$3.99 -- 4 ounce bowl

$2.99 - $3.99

Glass Water Bottle

$6.00 -- 16 ounce glass bottle

$10.99 -- 12 ounce glass bottle

$11.99 -- 12 ounce glass bottle

Dust Pan / Dust House

$2.50 (dust pan -- new)

$5.00 (dust house -- used)

$17.99

$20.99

Food

$0.75 - $1.25 per pound

$14.49 -- 3 pounds

($4.83 per pound)

$19.99 - 4 pounds

($4.99 per pound)

Dust

$1.25 per pound

$12.99 -- 3 pounds

$7.99 -- 13 ounces

($4.33 - $9.83 per pound)

$10.99 -- 2.5 pounds

($4.39 per pound)

Hay

$1.00 per pound

$5.99 -- 15 ounces

$12.99 -- 40 ounces

($5.19 - $6.38 per pound)

$12.99 -- 3.5 pounds

$6.99 -- 1 pound

($3.71 - $6.99 per pound)

Hay Cubes

$1.25 per pound

not carried

$8.49 -- 1 pound

Chew Toy

$4.00 - $8.00 each

$4.49 - $11.99 (lesser quality toys)

$5.99 - $8.99 (comparable quality toys)

Hammock

Fleece Tube

Fleece Hanging House

$7.50 - $8.50 fleece hammocks

$20.00 fleece tubes

$20.00 fleece hanging houses

no all-fleece hammocks

no fleece tubes

$11.49 -- fleece "forest"

no all-fleece hammocks

no fleece tubes

no fleece hanging houses

Bedding

$8.00 -- 9 cu. ft. pine

$13.49 -- 4 cu. ft. aspen

$12.99 -- 4 cu. ft pine

$14.49 -- 4 cu. ft. aspen

$12.49 -- 4 cu. ft. softwood

Wooden Hidey House

$15.00 - $25.00

no all-wood houses

$17.99 - $21.99 (made from thin wood)

Treats

$1.00 - $14.00

$9.79 - $9.99

$4.99 - $12.99

The numbers below are totals of all of the above items (including 5 pounds each of food, dust, hay, and hay cubes) from their respective locations.

                                                    $214.25 - $317.25                                       $391.42 - $643.07                                               $425.31 - $569.71

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