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Unsafe Foods for Chinchillas

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Toxic foods are poisonous to chinchillas and should be completely avoided.


  • Asparagus

  • Avocado

  • Cabbage

  • Corn

  • Lettuce

  • Broccoli

  • Spinach

  • Rhubarb

  • Rhubarb leaves

  • Chocolate



Unsafe foods are dangerous to chinchillas because they can cause harm or injury to the animal due to their attributes.


  • Dairy products

  • Animal products

  • Fresh fruits

  • Fresh vegetables



Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to chinchillas but should still be avoided because of the negative impact on their health.


  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat foods)

  • Bananas


For more information on foods that are safe to feed to your chinchilla, see our article on Chinchilla Diet.



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