Chia seeds come from a flowering plant that is in the mint family.
They are native to Mexico and Guatemala.
Chia are popular as a health food and are eaten a great deal to help combat diabetes.
They are still used in Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico, and Guatemala for nutritious drinks and food.
Chia is cultivated on a small scale in its ancestral homeland of central Mexico and Guatemala. (source)
So can chinchillas eat chia seeds?
No they can’t unfortunately.
Chinchillas are unable to eat any kind of seeds at all and they are not as good for them as they are for humans.
For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list