Basic information on healthy chinchilla nutrition 4 of 4
Energy food counts among complementary food. Elements of energy food are:
a mixture of seeds
a mixture of dried vegetables (popular parts of a self made mixture are tomatoes, bell pepper, rose hip, beetroot, potatoes, sunchoke, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, cucumber, carrot, several stems (like chervil, dill or parsley), savoy cabbage. It’s advisable to mix these components with different seeds or/and pellets instead of feeding them solely.
complete feed pellets (only recommended under reservation, esp. for new chinchilla owners and only several brands)
commercial food consisting of pellets, extrudates, vegetables, grains etc. (not recommendable!)
A big amount of energy food is necessary during pregnancy, lactation, disease, and underweight/ emaciation. The energy food has to be reduced if the chins have overweight or if they eat too little of their main food.
It is possible to feed alternating types of energy food or just one kind.
Generally, you should not feed more than 7g of energy food per healthy grown up chinchilla per day, unless the animals are able to portion the food reasonably and don’t stuff themselves.
Treats shouldn’t exceed 1-3 treats per animal and day. You can give them for taming or as a reward.
Water has to be provided ad libitum, either in a dish or a bottle. According to studies, small mammals prefer drinking from water bowls, and thus their water intake is bigger.
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