So can chinchillas eat alfalfa pellets?
They have can have a few, but don’t feed them too many as they are high in calcium and should be fed sparingly to chinchillas.
Alfalfa hay is different from other hays such as timothy hay and meadow hay. It is a legume hay rather than a grass hay.
It is far softer than grass hays and also a deeper green color.
It is much higher in protein and calcium as well as being lower in fiber.
However, it can provide some good variety for chinchillas from the usual meadow and timothy hay.
Alfalfa pellets are concentrated portions of alfalfa and are quite strong in their concentration of nutrients. This is why it is best to keep the portion sizes small.