Science Selective Chinchilla


This balanced diet for chinchillas has tasty parsley, plantain and linseed for healthy, shiny coats.

The high fibre levels are very important for a chinchilla’s digestive system and also help to wear down continually growing teeth. Fat levels are very low because chinchillas can easily become overweight. Linseed is another important ingredient to ensure their soft coats stay glossy and in good condition.

But it is what we don’t put in to Selective that is important too…

Have you checked the label on your chinchilla’s food lately? Take a look, because some chinchilla foods contain molasses or syrup or other sugary ingredients. This extra sugar in a chinchilla’s diet can lead to overeating and obesity. It can also lead to dental problems too.

Feeding Selective for the first time?

If you are feeding Selective to your chinchillas for the first time, make sure you change from one food to another, gradually over 10-14 days. At first, you should mix a small amount of Selective with your chinchillas’ current food, slowly decreasing the old diet, whilst gradually increasing the quantity of Selective. A sudden change in diet can cause digestive upsets – even when you are changing to a better quality diet – so take care!

If your chinchillas are used to a sugary diet, you may find it takes them a while to change, but persevere as it will help to benefit their health in the long term.

And don’t forget fresh hay and water! Your chinchillas should have an unlimited supply of both at all times.

  • High Fibre – 19%
  • Zero Added Sugar
  • Rich in Natural Ingredients
  • Prevents Selective Feeding
  • Balanced diet
  • No artificial colours
  • Highly palatable
  • Promotes dental wear
  • Supports digestive health
  • Helps maintain healthy skin & coat
  • Suitable for all breeds

And don’t forget fresh hay and water! Your chinchillas should have an unlimited supply of both at all times.

COMPOSITION – Lucerne meal (alfalfa), soya hulls, wheat, soybean meal, wheat feed, extruded locust beans, dried parsley, dried plantain, linseed, monocalcium phosphate, salt, calcium carbonate.

NUTRITIONAL ADDITIVES/Kg – Vitamin A 15000 IU, Vitamin D3 1500 IU, Ferrous sulphate monohydrate 152mg, Calcium iodate anhydrous 1.5 mg, Copper sulphate pentahydrate 20mg, Manganese oxide 38 mg, Zinc oxide 62 mg, Sodium selenite 0.2 mg.

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS – Protein 16.0%, Crude fibre 19.0%, Fat content 3.0%, Inorganic matter 7.0%, Calcium 0.8%, Phosphorus 0.4%.

Available in 350g and 1.5kg pack sizes.