can chinchillas eat dog food

Can Chinchillas eat Dog Food?

Many chinchilla owners will often be multiple pet owners and will own a pet such as dog as well. No matter what variety of dog that is owned whether it is a large do such as an Alsation, German Shepherd or Golden Retriever, a medium sized dog such as a Bulldog, Boxer or Pumi, or a small sized dog such as a Cockapoo, Beagle or Pug for example, there will be challenges with combining having two types of pet.

A question that needs answering however, is ‘can chinchillas eat dog food’ if an owner has both types of animal and wants to save money on food bills.

Unfortunately chinchillas cant eat dog food at all. Chinchillas are herbivores and cannot eat any kind of dog food.

Dog food is especially made for the diet of dogs and for their nutritional needs. If chinchillas eat dog food it will make them ill, if not worse.

So it is definitely worth avoiding and sticking to feeding them their own specialist foods.


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