Wild chinchillas don’t have access to the same foods that pet chinchillas do, as they live in a completely different habitat. The question is *how different* is their diet.
Chinchilla nutrition is the first thing you should learn about if you get one. Chins need the precise right kind of diet, otherwise they could get sick. And this diet might not be what you think…
Chinchilla supplementation is a sore point for many owners. Many say it’s not necessary as a chinchilla’s diet should provide suitable nutrition, while other owners say they’ve seen positive outcomes from supplements. So what’s the truth?
Once it’s fully grown, you should not notice your chinchilla gain weight over time. Experienced owners say this is almost impossible, but if your chinchilla overeats, surely it is?
Your chinchilla’s weight is vital for its health. Too thin or too heavy, and your chinchilla could get sick, or even die. So, if your chinchilla is losing weight, you have to figure out why as soon as possible.