The Oxbow Essentials Chinchilla Deluxe Chinchilla Food would have received our top award except that it contains added sugar in the form of cane molasses. Bummer! Protein, fat, and fiber levels are all great for your precious chinchilla. No unnecessary treats in this food and therefore as a pelleted food, the variety of whole ingredients is non-existent.
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Manufacturer’s Product Description
Formulated for chinchillas of all ages, high fiber diet is designed to meet their unique nutritional needs. High fiber formula helps control obesity. Pelleted diet contains farm-fresh alfalfa hay for intestinal and digestive health and helps supply the energy required to keep your active chinchilla healthy.
Oxbow combines the needed fiber with stabilized nutrients to assure a well-balanced diet
Recommended to be served with loose grass hays
Formulated for chinchillas of all ages
* Note: Most product descriptions come straight from the manufacturer. Our recommendations and scoring data are below.
Young Animals: Feed Essentials – Chinchilla Food free – choice to chinchillas younger than 1 year of age. Supplement daily with a combination of free – choice grass hay and alfalfa.
Adult Animals: Chinchillas older than 1 year of age should be fed 1/8 – 1/4 cup Essentials – Chinchilla Food and free – choice grass hay. Alfalfa hay should only be fed as an occasional treat.
Week One, mix 1/4 new food with 3/4 current food. Week Two, mix 1/2 new food with 1/2 current food. Week Three, mix 3/4 new food with 1/4 current food. By Week Four, you can feed Oxbow Essentials Chinchilla Food exclusively to your pet.