We bought a chin not that long ago from Petsmart only because we wanted to save it! She looked very young (maybe 3-4 months) and was in a very small enclosure with another chin. She looked so scared and sad! The identification card on the front of the glass even had false information on it. It said "chinchillas are diurnal and are most social during the day" !!! I asked to speak to the manager and of course he was not there, so I left my number. Needless to say he never called back, but I called him! I told him if Petsmart is going to sell exotic animals, then they should at least know a little bit about them and provide adequate housing and feed. He confessed to me that the chins had just arrived the day before I was there and were on a truck for 4 days!!! I was outraged!!! I sent a letter to the corporate office and begged them not to sell chinchillas anymore!!! The little girl we saved, Destiny, is now doing really well!
I think you have a big heart! People can really make a difference and you are proof of that!