This product is a nutritionally fortified daily diet made with fiber-rich, sun-cured timothy hay combined with other essential ingredients necessary for your chinchilla. Timothy hay aids the natural digestive process of rabbits by poviding a high quality source of fiber. Because timothy hay is lower in calcium than other grasses, it may decrease the likelihood of urinary tract problems and other health issues relative to chinchillas. Product Features: timothy hay based diet, high fiber for better gastrointestinal healthy, complete nutrition for chinchillas, pelleted for easy feeding and optimal animal acceptance, lower protein and calcium levels than alfalfa based diets. Chinchillas are becoming increasingly popular as companion animals; they are relatively easy to care for. If your chinchilla is acquired while it is still young, with gentle handling it can become quite tame. In the wild, chinchillas live in and around the Andes Mountains. They come from a very dry habitat where they bathe in volcanic dust. This explains why as pets they need to have dust baths several times a week. Chinchillas become mature between 8 to 12 months and can have a life span from 10 to 15 years.
Care & Feeding Instructions: When introducing a chinchilla to a new food, begin with a mixture of the old and new foods, gradually increasing the amount of the new food over a 7 to 10 day period. This will prevent digestive upsets as well as allowing your pet to adjust to something new. The following feeding amounts can be used as a starting point and should be adjusted to maintain a chinchilla's proper weight. The portions shown below are for one chinchilla. Adjust the amount if additional chinchillas are fed. Chinchilla Feeding Amount: 2 Tbsp. Other Keys to keeping a healthy chinchilla. Keeping clean water is an essential component of a good pet care program. Clean cage at least weekly. Dust bath at least weekly. Storage Instructions: For maximum freshness, store in a cool, dry location. Reseal between each use. Refrigerate or freeze for extended storage.