What Do Chinchillas Like to Eat?

What Do Chinchillas Like to Eat?

Chinchillas are pretty delightful creatures and quite like a rabbit, they are quite comfortable for you to care your pet. Chinchillas are herbivorous creatures and so the pellets utilize for a chinchilla is loaded with carbohydrate, fiber, vitamins, protein, and minerals.

Chinchillas naturally consume leaves, grasses, and twigs. Their teeth develop continuously during their life needing carrying down and managing at the exact length/ contour by having grass/fodder/grass-based pellets. Not feeding the proper diet can end in a severe dental infection.

Some proper veggie choices for chinchillas are kale, carrots, parsley, lettuce, dandelion greens, turnip greens and collard greens. Fruit options include pears, strawberries, apples and bananas. Always cut fruits and vegetables up into extremely small bites while feeding your Chinchillas.

The best Chinchilla foods serve at the right time
The best Chinchilla foods serve at the right time

The best Chinchilla foods are pellets and hay. Anything other than this is considered a treat. Normally Chinchillas are developed in the high mountain areas. They usually eat Timothy hay and Alfalfa hay is a treat because their pellets are normally a Timmy mix/alfalfa. Pellets are formed to give the essential nutrients for the pet and it is sold all over the world. Chinchillas have quite complex nutritional needs and so expect mixed pellets to stay fit.

The best Chinchilla food pellets are alfalfa-based with added minerals and vitamins and they should not be substituted with the other brand produced for other pet varieties such as guinea pig or rabbit! Pellets created for other creatures have been planned to include all the nourishment these particular animals require, which varies from the chinchilla. Pellets formed for other creature can hold hormones supplemented, which will further surely affect a chinchilla’s well-being early in life.

Don’t harm your pet by feeding improper food:

berries

Chinchillas can eat a raw berry and likely do. Still, chinchillas grown as breeding stock (fur) or as pets are usually not provided with raw berries. Their digestive tracks are notable sensitive, and because their food consists principally of higher dry items such as bluegrass, alfalfa, and timothy hay as fine as fodder pellets, so berries seldom cause damage to their digestive system or they may end up with unusual diarrhea, and at the most maximum, they might experience from some consequences of toxicity.

If you desired to serve your chinchilla a berry, blueberry will be suggested in the least case of best Chinchilla food. In general, if you provide your chinchilla with a feast, it should be no bigger than a pea-sized measure, and it should be provided at most once per day. Additional healthy treats include large sunflower seeds (no oil ones), pumpkin seeds, small pieces of dehydrated papaya, apple, pineapple, cranberry-raisin or apple. These additional treats should be given once in a blue while and not regularly.  Very exclusive treats could be pecan or almond, but in extremely small amounts because Chinchillas are likely to get the fatty liver syndrome if they are served too abundant fatty feasts, their natural diet of pallets and hay is the best Chinchilla food which has no side effects.

Raisins are remarkably unhealthy for Chinchillas as raisins contain sugar, and sugars injure chinchilla’s kidneys and will ultimately direct to kidney malfunction because the sugar cannot be treated properly and grows backed up. Give your chinchilla with mini shredded grain at a most maximum of 2 per day, and nothing is required for treats. It’s an extremely safer and better alternative for them. If you give the raisins and other watery contents in excess, have in mind that you are grown tempted to harm your lovely pet by giving exciting treats. They just get excited on the routine and in reality they’re given care, so feed your Chinchillas with best Chinchilla food diet to maintain a healthy life.

Chinchillas must own quality, that grass pellet feeds accessible at all ages and water that is carried (A guinea pig custom water container is ideal) for them. They like supplemental feeds like dandelions, dried rose hips and dehydrated veggies and fruits in very small quantity. In the wild, Chinchillas are only liable to find dry hill berries/grasses and things. So it is most suitable for their well-being to not eat a whole bunch of sugars or too enough water in their diet. If a chinchilla had had too much raw watery berry and veggies they will likely be infected with diarrhea. Diarrhea can forever be harmful to small creatures and rabbits and can quickly drive to death.

WWEP BOARD

PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD

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Bridget Kroger USA, LTC (R)

WWEP Founder/Executive Director Bridget Kroger has more than two decades of service in Europe and Asia and the Middle East, including two tours in Iraq. She also is a lifelong equestrian. With her love of the horse, and her concern for the wounded veteran, she formed the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program in 2011. She uses her deep professional background in logistics to help equine therapy programs and horse rescues raise funds to cater to the rehabilitative needs of our returning wounded warriors.

TREASURER

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LTC Toby Prudhomme USA, Suffolk, VA

Toby is an accomplished leader in operations with proven ability to leverage unrealized opportunities, create unique solutions, increase brand awareness, and meet operational goals within the cost, time & quality parameters. As an Army officer with over 20 years of experience, he currently provides training, guidance, and mentorship on joint, combined and multinational cyber, communications, and more. Toby currently attends North Central University pursuing a DBA in financial management.
He grew up on a 10-acre farm in Opelousas, LA where he learned the value of hard work, integrity and persistence. Toby has an 11 year old daughter, Morgan. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, Crossfit, and learning.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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LTC Chris Oxendine, USA, West Point, NY

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Marco Harris, Richmond, VA
  • Major Karin Chelluri, USA, Fort Knox, KY

WWEP STAFF

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Nancy L. Carver, US Marine Corp Veteran
American Legion Post 74, Past Commander, Athletic Officer, 13th District Baseball Chairman, The National Twenty and Four Honor Society of Women Legionaires Past Director for State of Virginia, American Legion Dept of Va National Security Committee Vice Chairman

  • Executive Legal Secretary, Notary Public
  • Tour guide in Europe: Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Austria
  • Ruritan Club member
  • Civil War Club member

WHO WE ARE

OUR VISION

We are a group of military professionals and horse professionals working to maximize opportunities for our Service Members and Veterans to engage with horses of all breeds, disciplines and riding levels. 
We facilitate relationships between the civilian sector, the Department of Defense and the nearest VA organization.
This nationwide network of equine therapy program providers and horse rescues was founded in 2010 by Bridget Kroger, LTC US Army (Retired). Equine-assisted therapies were instrumental in Bridget’s PTSD recovery process. Her belief that all Wounded Warriors need the experience of these age-old healing practices led her to institutionalize a program and coordinate a team of medical professionals, horse professionals, military professionals and farm operators across the U.S. to deliver equine-assisted therapies to veterans and service members.

NON PROFIT

The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program is a non-profit organization now active in 17 States.
WWEP is a sponsored Virginia-based non-profit organization, governed by a working Board of Directors with a full volunteer staff.
WWEP is a charitable organization designated by the IRS as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. In accordance with this designation, it is not organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, is not a political action organization and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170.
The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program has no affiliation with the Wounded Warrior Project.

WHY EQUESTRIAN THERAPY FOR VETERANS?

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Veterans return from the battlefield with wounds seen and unseen. Many suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), brain injury, paralysis, or loss of limb. Physical handicap and emotional withdrawal can prevent veterans – and their families – from “moving on” and living life fully.

Instructors, physicians, therapists and volunteers direct the veterans and service members in the development of horseback riding and horse grooming/care skills. For the Wounded Warrior, the result is increased strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, confidence and trust. These activities are proven to promote healing of physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and behavioral disorders such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The horse, perhaps like no other animal, is innately suited to re-establishing a veteran’s connection to the day-to-day world. Whether it’s an aged mare needing love and attention or a healthy stallion that will challenge the veteran mentally and physically, a horse requires a connection with its caretaker/rider. And in forging that attachment, the horse helps re-connect the veteran to his family, community, and world.

Until the 20th century, the horse served man in industry, in agriculture…and in war. The bond between horse and soldier was deep, reverent, and often emotional. Rekindling – recreating, even – that long-broken bond between soldier and horse can heal our nation’s wounded veterans – and is a prime goal of the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program (WWEP).

“There is just something about horses.” 

Picture Here is a picture of Bridget Kroger working with an Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer.  He had previously worked with Bridget at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

When he first came out to visit, he mentioned he felt absolutely scared just chatting about riding horses.  They then went to the barn and Bridget showed him the basics. In just 30 minutes he was sitting bareback!  She led him out to the arena and after a few minutes he started “letting things go.”

They later when on a 30 minute trail ride.  By the end of the day, he looked like he had been riding all his life!  He agreed: “There is just something about horses.”