can chinchillas eat leather

Can Chinchillas eat Leather?

Chinchillas are used for clothing in a wide variety of ways. It is a very popular textile and used across the world. It is a durable and flexible material that is created by the tanning of animal rawhide and skin and quite often using cattle hide. It is produced by manufacturing processes in a wide variety of types and styles and is decorated by a wide range of techniques.

So can chinchillas eat leather at all?

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Unfortunately they can’t eat leather at all. They will not only chew but they will eat it as well. When they do eat it, leather will sweep in their stomach and intestines and will cause a blockage. Chinchillas just cannot digest materials such as leather. There are much better materials for them to chew, so do avoid leather for a chewing material