can chinchillas eat plastic

Can Chinchillas Eat Plastic?

Plastic is a material consisting of any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic compounds that are malleable and can be molded into solid objects.

Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. (source)

So can chinchillas eat plastic?

Unfortunately they can’t at all.

Eating plastic will hurt their teeth and so should be avoided as much as possible.

There are some cages that are manufactured that are plastic, however they should not be used as cages to handle a chinchilla.

Chinchillas are best suited to wire cages which hold them much better.

For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list.