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Sunshine Chinchillas

Adoption Questionnaire

If you would like to adopt an animal from Sunshine Chinchillas, we do require each adopter to fill out the following questionnaire to send back to us:

Please make sure this is spelled correctly or we cannot respond. If you do not receive a response, please check your junk/spam folder.
We have had a lot of emails bouncing back as non-deliverable recently. Please provide an alternate form of contact so that we are able to reach you in this case.
What are you interested in?*
Preferred Sex? Gender does not have any relation to personality.*
*Please note we DO NOT sell opposite sex animals*
Interested in rescuing?*
Rescue chinchillas can make wonderful pets and can be better than young kits for first time owners.
Do you understand that adopting a kit (baby) versus an adult does not guarantee the chinchilla will bond with you? Bonding with your pet requires patience and time regardless of the age of the chin.*
Do you understand that chinchillas are a prey animal? This means they are not cuddly, can be flighty, and some do not want to be touched. Prey animals have a natural fight or flight response to stress, this is what makes them different from dogs/cats/ferrets.*
We are in Central FL and do not offer shipping, delivery, or long distance meetups.
Are you 18 or older?*
If you are under 18 years of age, you MUST have a parent contact us to give prior consent before we proceed with the adoption. A parent/guardian must also attend the adoption appointment and sign a copy of our Sales Policy.*
Are you adopting for a child under the age of 13?*
We do not recommend chinchillas be cared for solely by a child under 13 years of age.
Please give a timeframe.
Please explain, if no experience put "N/A".
Have you adopted from Sunshine Chinchillas previously?*
Do you currently have a chinchilla(s)?*
Type N/A if you do not have a chinchilla.
Are you looking for a chinchilla to bond with your current chinchilla(s)?*
We DO NOT sell opposite sex animals, even if they are housed separately.
Do you understand that chinchillas do not need an opposite sex cage mate and do fine in same-sex pairs/groups?*
If you are adopting for the purpose of bonding to another chinchilla, you must verify the sex of your current chinchilla(s).*
Are you looking to breed? If you want to purchase breeding animals from Sunshine Chinchillas we require you to attend and show an animal in at least one chinchilla show, have a reputable breeding mentor, purchase show quality/pedigreed animals, and be a registered member of MCBA and ECBC.*
Breeding should not be taken lightly. The chinchilla industry is saturated with backyard breeders, thus there is low profit in breeding these animals and there is a high need for rescue with many chinchillas needing homes.
We DO NOT condone backyard breeding of any kind. This is the breeding of animals that do not have pedigrees, are not show quality, and are not from a reputable breeder. Rescue animals adopted from us are to NEVER be bred, no exceptions. If you breed animals adopted from us without prior indication and guidance from us, you will not be able to adopt from us again.*
By selecting "I understand" you agree to not irresponsibly house animals of opposite sexes together.
You will need to bring a transport carrier to the adoption appointment to bring home your chinchilla.*
Please make sure your carrier is appropriate for chinchillas, this is very important if you have a long drive home. The carrier MUST have proper airflow and cannot have large wire spacing. If you need recommendations, let us know.
Do you understand that we are in Central FL and do not offer shipping, delivery, or long distance meetups? We also do not recommend animal transport services or flying with chinchillas.*
Transport services often have no chinchilla experience and don't understand their needs. Chinchillas are also not transported in the cabin of airplanes, thus they are loaded into cargo and can pass away from the Florida heat during this process.
Do you understand that deposits are non-refundable?*
If for any reason you decide not to adopt, fail to respond to our contact attempts, do not arrive to an adoption appointment, reschedule multiple times, cancel with no notice/extreme short notice, or fail to have a parent or guardian contact us if you are under 18, this may forfeit your deposit and you will no longer be able to adopt the animal(s).*
Do you understand that deposits must be paid within 24hrs?*
If this is not paid within 24hrs, we will cancel the invoice and move on to the next interested party.
Upon adoption, all animals come with an information care packet and a copy of the sales policy. We do offer both English and Spanish versions, please indicate below which you would prefer.*
Here at Sunshine Chinchillas, we try our best to provide educational materials for everyone. If your first language is something other than English or Spanish, we will try our best to accommodate you with a physical copy or our information care packet in your preferred language on adoption day.
Have you reviewed our Sales Policy?*
Please always review our sales policy.
By entering your name here, you are stating you understand the Sales Policy on our website and all above information entered is correct.
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