How much are chinchillas?
The answer to that is going to depend on a lot of things. Where you buy the chin, what mutation it is, whether it’s pet quality or show proven. Those all affect the price of a chinchilla. Pet stores, for what they offer, are generally much higher in price than what you would pay a hobby breeder for a chinchilla. For instance, they charge $130.00 for a pet quality standard and you can get that from most hobbyists for $50.00. If you want a better quality chinchilla, as in for breeding, then you are going to pay more. You can pay anywhere from $100.00 on up to $500.00 depending on who it’s from, if it has placed at shows, and what it’s particular mutation is. Just like other animals, chins go through cycles of popularity. Once upon a time everyone wanted ebonies, now a lot of people have tried to get them out of their lines. I know people ask me all the time about white/violets, which is something I breed a lot of. That’s a fairly popular mutation it seems. If you have more questions rega