This is a website made to inform people of the proper care needed for a pet Siberian Chipmunk and to advertise any babies I have for sale.
In the Summer of 2011 I hope to have bred two of my chipmunks and will be selling the extra babies. This is where this website comes in!
If you are not capable, cannot afford, or are unwilling to learn ALL the needs of an animal you should NOT consider buying them. The cruelest thing a person can do is buy a pet spur of the moment, without realizing what their care entails, and then try and "make it work" - you are only harming the animal in doing so. Please consider this decision carefully as it will affect your life for years to come.
The information and comments are all from the research and personal experience of one chipmunk owner and this is by no means meant to be a definitive education source.
© All images contained herein are property of the Chiptastic chipmunks unless cited as otherwise. Please no stealing!
Please bear in mind that these are chipmunks bred by breeders, not animals removed from the wild (no matter where you live removing a native species from it's environment is illegal). They have been domesticated for many years. Keeping one is not a new idea, just not widely accepted - as a young child Elizabeth Taylor had a pet chipmunk. While in the White House President Roosevelt had a pet Flying Squirrel, too.
While there are over 30 different chipmunk subspecies the "pet" chipmunk is usually a Siberian Chipmunk, a specific species that is the only one found on the western side of the globe. They are also known as the Asian or Chinese Chipmunk. In comparison to the Eastern Chipmunk (what we Americans find in our backyard most of the time, see below) they are less orange and more tawny/brown with longer and more defined stripes. Siberian chipmunks are finer boned and just a bit smaller as well.
If my website is the first or second you are visiting and you think you are ready to request one from me then you have not done enough work yet. It takes many, many weeks and several books to first decide if your lifestyle is even fit for a chipmunk. This is a commitment that will affect you for years to come. Do not take it lightly, or your could end up doing a great deal of harm to very innocent animals. These are exotics for a reason - they are complicated!