can chinchillas eat ice cubes

Can Chinchillas Eat Ice Cubes?

Ice cubes are small, roughly cube-shaped pieces of ice which are conventionally used to cool beverages. They are sometimes referred to as crushed ice as they melt more slowly.

So can chinchillas eat ice cubes ?

Unfortunately they can’t at all. They are just too cold for them and will hurt their teeth. Just give them cool water, they will love that. There is just no need to give them ice cubes at all.

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