Bamboo is part of the grass family Poaceae and are flowering perennial evergreen plants.
This is one of the fastest growing plants and some species can reach up to 35 inches tall within a 24 hour time period.
So can chinchillas eat bamboo at all?
The great thing about bamboo is that the wood it produces is safe for chinchillas to eat.
Chinchillas in general enjoy chewing on wood but only if it is not painted, pesticide-free, and not treated. Only organic and natural bamboo is safe for chinchillas to chew on.
In order to make bamboo safe for chinchillas to eat you will first need to soak the bamboo in hot water and let it dry naturally so that all the insects within the bamboo are removed.
Can Chinchillas Eat Bamboo Leaves?
Yes, it is safe for a chinchilla to also eat the leaves of bamboo.
As before you will need to make sure the leaves are infected with insects and the leaves have not been treated in anyway with chemicals.
Bamboo leaves are a wonderful treat for chinchillas.