10 Safe and Unsafe Foods for Chinchillas


7. Raisins

Raisins (and other processed fruits) deserve special mention because of their sugar content. A chinchilla’s diet should contain no more than 4% sugar, which means that only 4% of a chinchilla’s calories should come from sugar. A raisin may have as many as 70% of a chinchilla’s calorie intake as sugar or, put another way, more than 17 times the amount of sugar that a chinchilla should eat. You should avoid raisins and opt for apples, strawberries, and pears instead.

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