can chinchillas eat fabric

Can Chinchillas Eat Fabric?

Fabric is flexible woven material that consists of a network of natural or artificial fibres that are often referred to as thread or yarn. It is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting, knotting, or pressing fibres together.

Quite often when they are left to run around a home, chinchillas may chew anything they see fit. This may include fabric or cloth that is on furniture.

So can chinchillas eat fabric at all?

If they happen to chew it they will be fine but it shouldn’t be given to them in their cage. However if they are eating fabric then this is probably a bad thing as far as your furniture is concerned. So it is better to keep them away from anything that you don’t want them to chew.

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