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can chinchilas eat bluegrass

Can Chinchillas Eat Bluegrass?

Poa pratensis, commonly known as Kentucky bluegrass, smooth meadow-grass, or common meadow-grass.

It is a perennial species of grass native to practically all of Europe, northern Asia and the mountains of Algeria and Morocco.

Although the species is spread over all of the cool, humid parts of the U.S., it is not native to North America.

Apparently the early colonists brought seed of Kentucky bluegrass to this country in mixtures with other grasses.

Poa pratensis forms a valuable pasture plant, characteristic of well-drained, fertile soil.

It is also used for making lawns in parks and gardens.

It is common in cool moist climates like the northeastern United States. (source)

So can chinchillas eat bluegrass?

Yes it is fine for them to eat, they will enjoy it very much.

 

For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food index

 

can chinchillas eat biscuits

Can Chinchillas Eat Biscuits?

A biscuit in the United States and parts of Canada.

It widely used in popular American English, is a variety of small baked goods with a firm browned crust and a soft interior.

They are made with baking powder or baking soda as a chemical leavening agent rather than yeast.

They are similar to British scones or the bannock from the Shetland Isles.

Biscuits, soda breads, and cornbread, among others, are often referred to collectively as “quick breads,”

This is to indicate that they do not need time to rise before baking

So can chinchillas eat biscuits at all?

They can nibble them as long as they don’t have any spreads or flavorings on them.

But they hold no nutritional value for them and so are not a food that should be purposely fed to them.

If you are looking for English biscuits, then check out this article