Random Pet Image
Home
About Us
My Pets Pages - create, modify and view pet web sites
Pet Memorials - create, modify and view pet memorial web sites
Message Boards - visit the general pet discussion board or the pet tribute board
Pet Information - tons of pet information for the well being of your pets
Classified Ads - place ads for FREE!
Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Awards
Links
 

FEEDING YOUR PET CHINCHILLA

What do pet chinchillas eat?

Chinchillas should be offered grass hay ad-libitum (available 24 hours a day). While alfalfa hay can be used, it should not serve as the sole source of hay as it is too rich and could result in digestive disturbances for your chinchilla. Additionally, they can be fed a small amount (several tablespoons per day) of rabbit or chinchilla pellets.

Any necessary changes in diet should be done slowly over several days to decrease the chance of gastrointestinal problems.

Do I need to give my chinchilla vitamins?

Chinchillas do not require additional vitamins if fed properly.

Can I offer my chinchilla treats?

As a rule, chinchillas don't require treats, although fresh vegetables, fruits, and grains is quite acceptable. Do not offer any "human" food without checking with your veterinary surgeon first.

What About Water?

Water can be left in the cage 24 hours a day. Most owners choose to offer water through a sipper bottle hung in the cage. Check it whenever you change the water (at least daily) to make sure the sipper tube has not become clogged with food.

Back to Rodent Information Index




Copyright 2007 My Pets Pages - All Rights Reserved.
E-mail : webmaster@mypetspages.com
Web hosting supplied by Egyptian Dreams


ICRA Label