10 Safe and Unsafe Foods for Chinchillas

  

2. Protein

Plant protein is essential to a chinchilla’s health and to ensuring that its coat remains soft and healthy. Alfalfa, alpine, timothy, orchard, and blue grass are all excellent sources of plant protein.

Alfalfa is probably the most suitable for chinchillas as it provides precisely the right amount of protein. Always purchase a high grade alfalfa intended for use as food.

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