Crickets are insects that are related to grasshoppers.
There are more than 900 species of crickets and they are nocturnal creatures.
They are not harmful at all to humans and have been eaten over the centuries.
So can chinchillas eat crickets?
If they happen to get into their cage then a chinchilla will eat them and they will be fine as long as they are not carrying parasites.
But they shouldn’t be purposely fed to chins as they are not a food that they are used to eating.
For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list