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What should you feed your Chinchilla?

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A commercial pelleted diet formulated for chinchillas and unlimited timothy hay provides an adequate diet for chinchillas. Adults require 1 to 2 tablespoons of pellets daily. Small amounts of alfalfa (loose or cubed) may also be provided. Treats such as raisins, fresh carrot or green vegetables may be offered sparingly, but sunflower seeds, peanuts, and other fatty foods should be avoided to prevent obesity. A sipper tube or water bottle is the best way to provide a clean, plentiful supply of water.

 

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