Is it a bad idea to buy a baby chinchilla from PetSmart?

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On March 11th, 2013 I observed him have five seizures late in the day. On March 12th 2013 I returned him to Petsmart early in the day in order to have him looked at by the vets at Banfield. Before I returned him I called and asked if the vets there were used to looking at chinchillas. I was told yes, they do examine chinchillas. At 6:30 that evening I called to see if I could pick him up. I was told that the vet had not examined him yet and would call me back in 25 minutes. I did not receive a call so I called back at 7:30 and I was told that the vet was not finished with him but would be finished by 9:00 when the store closed.
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I just went to petsmart, and I saw some chinchila, they are exspensive, $49.99 to be exact, is that a lot, since most of you should know the average price. thanks for answering my questions i plan on going to petsmart to get a chinchilla your answers helped me alot thanks again !!!!!!! :)
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That is very cheap for a chinchilla. The chinchilla’s at my PetsMart are priced at $109.00, which is probably a price you would find for standard greys in most petstores. Any of the other colors would be much more expensive. Perhaps there is a reason this chinchilla is so cheap?Though it is recommended to buy a Chinchilla for sale from a reputable breeder, you can also buy a Chinchilla for sale from well-known and trusted stores like Petco and Petsmart who have beautiful and tame chinchillas which are bred in captivity. Chinchillas from Petsmart and Petco are not taken from the wild and are not victims of wild animal trade so you can be sure that the Chinchilla for sale from them are safe to handle and would make great pets.On March 11th, 2013 I observed him have five seizures late in the day. On March 12th 2013 I returned him to Petsmart early in the day in order to have him looked at by the vets at Banfield. Before I returned him I called and asked if the vets there were used to looking at chinchillas. I was told yes, they do examine chinchillas. In sincerely hope your Chinchilla is doing better! I have been in Petsmart one time and was horrified at the conditions of the enclosures for their small animals. I don't know why companies are even allowed to sell animals in such condition. The value of my loss calculated here is the cost of the chinchilla and the vet bill, none of the chinchilla supplies. He is still alive at this point and hopefully I can save him, but Petsmart obviously didn't care about the cost of the pet or the vet bill.A few Petsmart do buy from local distributors, but most get animals from the massive Rainbow World facility in Texas. Our California small animals (including chinchillas) get trucked in from Texas even though many are bred in different states and shipped to Texas before getting trucked to California. It's a long, stressful road for these animals and done soon after they're weaned.