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Buy your Chinchilla food easily at DRD Pets, the online Chinchilla Webshop for your Chinchilla For chinchilla food for your Chinchilla you are in the right place in our Chinchilla webshop. Do you want to spoil your Chinchilla with healthy, balanced ...
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Buy Chinchilla food easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop! The Chinchilla Webshop your Chinchilla!

You are at the right place in our Chinchilla webshop for chinchilla food for your Chinchilla. Do you want to spoil your Chinchilla with healthy, balanced chinchilla food? You will find different types of food here for an attractive price. Versele-Laga, Witte Molen, Hope Farms, Teurlings, XtraVital Supreme and others Ordering is easy and fast at DRD Rodent Shop!

Chinchillas are small, folivorous / herbivorous (herbivorous) mammals and belong to the order of the rodents. They are mostly active at dusk and at night, very social and live in nature in family context as one couple and their female descendants. Even if they are kept as pets, they should not be left alone. As a couple or in a group (a castrated male and one or more females) they feel good. A chinchilla can reach the age of 20 and reaches a body length of around 26 cm and a weight of 400 to 600 g.

Chinchillas originally come from South America and live there on rocky mountain slopes near the coast. Their survival is highly threatened and nowadays there are only 2 small remaining populations in the north of Central Chile.

The vegetation in their country of origin varies and often shows a desert-like character. They prefer dry and sparsely overgrown slopes with a loose vegetation consisting of cacti, bromeliad and small shrubs. They make their burrows in crevasses.

Chinchillas feed on vegetable food and are able to process it optimally.

Chinchillas have their own nutritional needs.

The digestive system is important for a healthy and vital life.

bunny chinchilla dream for chinchilla food Teeth
There are two incisors in the upper and lower jaws, which, like the molars, continue to grow for life. A rough fiber structure in the feed is necessary for the tooth wear.

Stomach
The stomach is only moderately muscled and therefore cannot independently transport the knit to the next part of the intestine. The following food portions take over that task.

Cecum
Fine dietary fibers end up in the voluminous appendix, which are converted into proteins, vitamin B complex and vitamin K by special bacteria. That is why the appendix is also called the fermentation chamber. The appendicitis keys formed are taken back by chinchillas.

Ratio Raw fiber and starch

Raw fiber: Raw fiber is very important for health. They support the digestion, the appendix and with their rough fiber structure the tooth wear.

Starch: Starch is primarily an energy supplier and must be present in the feed to a limited extent.

A shift in the crude fiber-starch ratio can lead to health damage in the long term:

  • Too little crude fiber leads to intestinal inertia, changes in the intestinal flora and impaired functioning of the appendix.
  • Too much starch leads to eating breaks, changes in the intestinal flora, swellings, diarrhea, fermentation, adiposity.

That is why veterinarians recommend at least a crude fiber-starch ratio of 3: 1.

How do I know how much starch my feed contains?
In addition, the composition is very useful: whole grains (with starch containing flour), field beans, potatoes or peas are an indication that a higher starch content must be taken into account.

always fresh rodent food ALWAYS FRESH FOR THE CHINCHILLAS!

As a specialist in the field of rodent nutrition, you as a customer benefit fully from our knowledge and experience. This can also be seen in our purchasing & storage policy, for example. We focus on fresh and fresh instead of much and cheap. Hay, herbs and food must be fresh and properly stored, which is why we purchase such products in a smart way so that you always benefit from fresh and fresh food!

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