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So, you are looking at having a Chinchilla as a pet. Providing you are not in Australia, that should be fine. However, you may be wondering what you have to feed your pet Chinchilla once you have them home. Well, in this article, we will tell you what you should feed them.
Most of your Chinchillas diet (80-90%) should be grass hay. However, you need to make sure it is high-quality, not the cheap stuff. For example, timothy or orchard grass hay should be the primary choice, and they should always have a fresh supply available.
You should also provide pellets for your Chinchilla, and you should measure them out, and not give them more than two tablespoons a day. Furthermore, you should give your Chinchilla small amounts of fresh greens every day. The leafy greens should consist of around 10% of their daily intake and include things like Romaine lettuce, Red leaf lettuce, Dill, Green leaf lettuce, Cilantro, Arugula, etc. They are all low in calcium and oxalate, which can cause urinary tract disease.
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