Jasper
3 Year Old Violet Chinchilla

Jasper came to Chin Friends from a hoarding situation of 22 chinchillas, who were all living in fish tanks. It was a filthy, sad situation and pretty horrible to see. While many of the chinchillas from this situation are thin with barbered (chewed off) fur, Jasper is in pretty good shape physically, and his fur coat is definitely looking better with regular dust baths. He is a fairly young chin, probably in the 3-5 range. While his weight is not dangerously low he does need some fattening up! Jasper should be kept as a single chinchilla. The stress of bonding is not something we are willing to put him through, as he is content to be with people and is warming up to them quickly. Jasper was living with a female as a breeding pair, and he is not taking well to being introduced to other male chinchillas right now. That may change, but for now he is not a bonding candidate. Please put a lot of thought into adopting this chinchilla, and if a 15-20 year commitment is something you can live with. While all of our chins deserve wonderful forever homes, the stress these hoarding chins have had to endure is enough to last a lifetime, and we do not want to risk him getting passed around any further.

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