Chinchilla cost varies from place to place and depending on from whom you buy the chinchilla. Taking care of the chinchilla doesn’t cost too much, but the one big price which you have to spend is when buying your chinchilla.
Cost of the chinchilla varies from place to place and from breeder to breeder and depending on the colors available.
When I bought a chinchilla first, a breeder charged me $200 for a pink white chinchilla. I enquired about the prices / color on various pet stores and finally had to buy from the breeder who had the color which I liked. In my place, there are not so many chinchillas. If you live in a place where there are so many chinchillas, you can buy them for as low as $70 for baby chinchillas and $50 for rescued chinchillas. If you prefer to buy a chinchilla from rescue centers or adopt from someone, you can greatly reduce your upfront costs. There may be even people offering chinchillas for adoption along with a cage so that you need not buy a chinchilla cage which obviously is a cost saving. Check the classifieds section of local newspapers and online classifieds, they have a lot of chinchillas for sale. By contacting them, you can even negotiate a better price deal.
Chinchilla Prices Vary Based on These Points
1. Pet stores sell chinchillas for a price higher than the breeders & individuals. Price varies upto $100 depending on the color, pedigreed / non pedigreed type of chinchillas.
2. Attractive colored chinchillas are often priced higher than standard colors. For eg. Pink white, Velvet, chocolate colors sell higher than other colors.
3. Show quality or champion lineage chinchillas sell for higher price when compared to non show quality chinchillas.
Chinchilla Pricing Table Based on its color
Most Expensive Ones:
Chocolate Color Chinchilla : $250-300.
Dark Ebony : $200-$300
White Ebony : $180-$250.
Home Beige : $180-$250
Light Ebony : $140-$190.
Tan White: $150-$225.
Tan color: $150-$200
Brown Velvet $150-$200
Mosaic colors (White, Silver) : $130-$180
Pink White : $170-$230.
Hetero Beige: $130-$160
Standard Grey Color : $80-$150.
Chinchilla Price Varies with Size:
A baby chinchilla costs much more than a adult chinchilla. Chinchillas upto 1 year old are considered as baby chinchillas and older than 1 years are considered as adult chinchillas. There is a price difference of up to $150 between in between baby and adult chinchillas.
Chinchilla Price Varies with Color & Availability
The chinchillas price may get varied according to their shape, size and color. Suppose if the children are buying chinchilla means they might buy very attractive colors of chinchilla. The price of the chinchilla may vary according to the location . Suppose you are buying the chinchilla in a place where chinchilla is living in numbers, then the chinchilla rate will be less in that particular location. Usually the chinchilla may live in mountainous area and in the places near to it where the chinchilla price will be less. While in other areas the chinchilla prize might be expensive.
Consider the Caging Price:
One main thing which you need to consider is that the cage should be ready before buying the chinchilla. The cage should always be kept in a clean condition so that no disease can attack the chinchilla. It may grow in a disease resistant environment. A proper chinchilla cage will cost anywhere from $50 to $200. This is an essential cost and there is no way you can skip this cost.
Consider the Cost of Chinchilla Care
You can buy a chinchilla for cheap at times . But after owning chinchilla, high quality of grass, hay should have to be provided. And then the right cage must be prepared for it. After owning the chinchilla, if any health issue arises you need to consult a veterinarian and it might be expensive. These are the things need to be considered before owning a chinchilla.
Usually male chinchilla costs lesser than the female chinchilla. Because the female chinchillas are having the ability to reproduce young ones and are much expensive than the male chinchilla. People who prefer to have a pet without the need of breeding them for profit always prefer male chinchilla while the others who wish to breed them for profit prefer male chinchillas.
Where to Buy Chinchilla?
If you buy the chinchilla from the pet store it may be expensive and at the same time they might not have quality chinchilla. They may be of poor quality. But if you buy the chinchilla from the breeders you may buy it at lower cost after a bit of negotiation and the chinchilla will be in good condition because they maintain and protect the chinchilla with care. The price of chinchilla may vary from breeder to breeder.
So when you decide to buy a chinchilla, visit a breeder who breeds them with care and quality. Make sure there are chinchillas available in plenty in the place where you decide to buy. Mountain areas have breeders who sell chinchillas for cheap. Take good care of the quality before you buy chinchillas.