can chinchillas eat bugs

Can Chinchillas Eat Bugs?

Bugs are a certain type of insect that have a stylet that they use to suck plant juices from plants. Bugs include, cockroaches, ants, beetles and crickets.

So can chinchillas eat bugs?

They will eat any kind of bug if they can catch it. They will be fine as long as they don’t bite back or poison them.

But bugs shouldn’t be purposely fed to chinchillas as they add no nutritional value to them. Domestic chinchillas are just not used to eating these kinds of things.

 

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