One of my favorite things about owning chinchillas is watching them munch away on their treats. I love how they look so happy when they're eating and beg for more when they're done :).
However, I learned the hard way that feeding chinchillas the wrong treats is very dangerous.
And after this unpleasant experience, I wanted to make sure I never fed my chinchillas any treats that would make them sick ever again.
So, I researched everything I could find on the topic of chinchilla treats and came up with a list of 10 healthy treats I could give my chinchillas every day.
In this post I'm going to share these healthy treats with you, so that you can safely feed your chinchilla treats whenever you want, without worrying about them getting sick.
So, here are the 10 healthiest chinchilla treats…
Dried rosehips are one of the best healthy treats you can give to your chinchilla and are something they'll love to eat. They contain:
- High levels of fiber
- High levels of vitamin C
You can give your chinchilla up to three whole dried rosehips or one teaspoon of dried rosehip shells every day.
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Mountain ash berries (also known as rowan berries) are another favorite with chinchillas and are packed with health boosting ingredients. They contain:
- Lots of health boosting antioxidants
- Lots of fiber
Your chinchilla can eat up to three mountain ash berries per day.
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Apple wood is a great chinchilla safe treat that also acts as a chew toy for your little fluffball.
Chinchillas can have one apple wood stick each day.
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Dandelion leaves are loaded with health boosting ingredients which:
- Keep your chinchilla’s liver healthy
- Promote proper circulation
Your chinchilla can eat ½ teaspoon of dandelion leaves per day.
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Hawthorn leaves are one of the best treats for your chinchilla’s heart.
Chinchillas can have ½ teaspoon of hawthorn leaves each day.
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Nettle leaves have many health boosting properties in chinchillas and can:
- Cleanse your chinchilla’s kidneys
- Naturally increase your chinchilla's energy levels
Your chinchilla can eat ½ teaspoon of nettle leaves every day.
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Red clover leaves keep your chinchilla's nervous system healthy and functional.
Your chinchilla can have ½ teaspoon of red clover leaves per day.
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Chamomile flowers have a soothing effect on chinchillas, and make them more relaxed and peaceful.
You can give your chinchilla ½ teaspoon of chamomile flowers daily.
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Marigold flowers (also known as calendula flowers) contain numerous health boosting nutrients which:
- Support healthy circulation in chinchillas
- Promote proper digestion in chinchillas
Chinchillas can have ½ teaspoon of marigold flowers each day.
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Sunflower petals are packed with healthy minerals.
Your chinchilla can eat ½ teaspoon of sunflower petals per day.
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What's your chinchilla's favorite healthy treat? How many of these healthy treats have you tried? Leave a comment below and let me know.