Chinchilla & Degu Food
Choosing the best chinchilla & degu food
It is vital that your chinchilla receives the correct diet. Chinchillas will soon become ill and can suffer severe dental problems if they receive the wrong food. A constant supply of hay is essential together with fresh water. The hay should be supplemented by grass-based pellets which have been formulated for chinchillas.
At Time for Paws we have an excellent selection of chinchilla pellets for you to choose from. All our chinchilla pellets are of the highest quality and have been selected from the leading brands including Charnwood, Supreme Pet Foods, Beaphar and Tiny Friends. These are the experts that you know will always produce carefully conceived feeds that offer balanced nutrition for your pet.
Do be aware that chinchillas naturally eat for long periods of time and mainly during the night. If given the correct food, they will generally maintain a good weight, but inappropriate foods and treats will soon see them become obese or succumb to illness. You should try to avoid sudden changes to their diet and check every day to ensure that they have been eating and that they are passing plenty of droppings.
Don’t be alarmed if you see your chinchilla eating their own droppings. They pass two forms of dropping – hard pellets and softer moist pellets which they eat, and which are an essential element of their diet.