Hello Hoomans! It's the Quality Cage Chinchillas, Tesla & Eva here, and we need to have a discussion about treats today. There is no doubt that if it were down to us, we would have treated all the time! But like many other things in life, it's important to exercise restraint when it comes to treating us (although we will not complain about you buying treats without restraint.)
There are plenty of treats on Quality Cage Crafters that we love, and we will highlight a few of our favorites that you can find there.
One of our favorite treats to have are Apple Sticks! They help us easily file down our teeth and are a great daily treat for us since they’re wooden, so there’s no chance of us getting too much sugar! Our apple sticks are also fantastic for other critters like degus, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils!
Dandelion leaf is another great treat option - you can scatter this throughout the cage and let us forage to find the bits and make it a game for us! We recommend up to 1/2 tsp of dandelion 1-2x per week.
Although many sources suggest that you can feed your chinchillas raisins, we advise against this as raisins are extremely high in sugar and can cause stomach upsets in some chinchillas. This is why we recommend Organic Crushed Rose Hips or Organic Whole Rose Hips instead! Because these are high in vitamin C, they make a great alternative treat for chinchillas!