For any of my US friends, if you buy a chinchilla from the 420 rescued chinchillas in the San Diego Human Society, PLEASE do your research!!! Some of the info they put on their site is actually DEADLY to chinchillas. And as an advanced chinchilla owner and ex-breeder, I fear for their lives when I see such misinformation given out from someone and places that people trust!
Chinchillas should STRICTLY be fed only their pellets(oxbow is a great brand), fresh hay and be given fresh water in a GLASS BOTTLE.
They should NEVER be given fresh fruit or vegetables because it WILL give them diarrhea which can be deadly.
They should never be fed nuts or seeds because they are very high in fats which chinchillas cannot digest! They WILL die from this and quickly.
As for dried fruits, just no! It’s much too high in sugars! They can’t digest sugars! The only exception is 1-3 raisins a week as a treat.
I only care for these little guys’ safety and I hope the proper information will be given out. I already sent them an email with proper information and I hope they’ll listen and change the information…
Anyway, thank you for your time and please reblog!
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