can chinchillas eat pumpkin seeds

Can Chinchillas Eat Pumpkin Seeds?

Pumpkin seeds are the seeds of the pumpkin found at its center once it has been cut open.

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are edible and nutrient-rich.

They are about 1.5 cm (0.5 in) long, flat, asymmetrically oval, light green in color and usually covered by a white husk, although some pumpkin varieties produce seeds without them.

Pumpkin seeds are a popular snack that can be found hulled or semi-hulled at most grocery stores.

Per ounce serving, pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, magnesium, copper and zinc. (source)

So can chinchillas eat Pumpkin seeds?

Unfortunately they can’t at all. They are not good for them to eat and will harm them if eaten.

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