Does the animal have rescue back up?: Yes
Number of groups: 1
Number of animals: 1
Age(s): 11 months
Reason for rehoming: Rocky came to us from another rescue to help them with their lack of space
Medical problems: Rocky has recently had a leg removed due to an accident he had here that caused a broken leg. As the leg could not be fixed, removal was the only other option.
Neutering - Where applicable, animals should be neutered unless for medical reasons. Can this be guaranteed?: n/a
Will the group be split (if applicable): n/a
Has the animal been assessed?: Yes
Transport available: Locally yes, further afield please ask.
Other: Rocky needs to be introduced to another chinchilla but he also needs an owner willing to keep him on his own if another chinchilla won't accept his disability. He will need regular trips to the vet to check on his adaption and be monitored for any signs of spinal stress, and sores on his good foot.
He requires a long low cage with narrow bar spacing or standard chinchilla mesh, and the floor should be padded with newspaper or fleece.
Care advice is available with Rocky and our lifetime back up policy is as much for new owners as it is for the animals. Rocky currently behaves like he has two back legs, and appears to be a regular chinchilla. Owner's ought to be aware of the Chinchilla's capacity to hide pain, and because of this we are looking for someone who has had chinchilla's before.