can chinchillas eat popcorn

Can Chinchillas Eat Popcorn?

Popcorn is a snack food that is eaten around the world. It is eaten in all kinds of varieties and flavours. Quite often it is eaten salted, or sweetened. It is also known as popping corn and is a type of corn that expands form the kernel and puffs up when it is heated. It is able to pop because its kernels have a hard moisture-sealed hull and a dense starchy interior.

So can chinchillas eat popcorn, even just plain popcorn?

Unfortunately they cant eat it at all. It is quite bad for their guts and so will make them ill if they eat it. Some owners insist on feeding popcorn to chins, but it really isn’t a food they should be eating.

Image "Popcorn up close salted and air popped" by HeatherLion - air-popped some popcorn before a movie and just took it because I like taking pictures of interesting thingsPreviously published: Never. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikipedia