The Papaya is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighboring Central America.
Dried papaya is fruit from which the majority of the original water content has been removed either naturally.
This is done through sun drying, or through the use of specialized dryers or dehydrators.
It is sold in many grocery stores and online retail outlets around the world.
So can chinchillas eat dried papaya?
Yes they can but only a very small piece as a treat.
Don’t give them anymore than that as they will get stomach ache as dried papaya contains a lot of sugar.
For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list