Locust beans are a large edible pod of some plants of the pea family, in particular the carob bean, which is said to look like a locust.
It is found in a wide range of environments in Africa and is primarily grown for its pods that contain both a sweet pulp and valuable seeds.
Where the tree is grown, the crushing and fermenting of these seeds constitutes an important economic activity.
Various parts of the locust bean tree are used for medicinal purposes.
As a standing tree, locust bean may have a positive effect on the yield of other nearby crops. (source)
So can chinchillas eat locust beans?
Unfortunately they can’t as they can’t eat beans at all, and so should be avoided.
For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list