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Unsafe Foods for Chinchillas

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Unsafe foods should be avoided.

  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Chocolate


Unhealthy foods won’t necessarily cause lasting harm to chinchillas but should still be limited as treats.

  • Nuts and seeds (and other high-fat foods)
  • Bananas
  • Dairy products
  • Animal products
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables

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


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