can chinchillas eat rice

Can Chinchillas Eat Rice?

Rice is a staple food of many countries and civilisations and is eat all around the world on its own or in many different types of cuisine dishes. It is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa or Oryza glaberrima. As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia.

So can chinchillas eat rice at all?

Unfortunately they can’t at all. Chinchillas are unable to eat any kind of grains at all. This means that rice is completely ruled out for chinchillas unfortunately. A food to avoid.

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