Grown in a temperate climate around the world Barley is a member of the grass family (mainly cereal grain).
It has actually been around for roughly 10,000 years making it one of the oldest and first cultivated grains in the world.
Barley has been used for a long time as animal fodder and also to make beer.
It can also be used to make bread and other foods.
So can chinchillas eat barley at all?
No, it is not recommended for chinchillas to eat barley as it contains a lot of phosphorus and acidic content and a hint of fat and sugar.
This grain is just way too acidic for a chinchilla to eat that it would make them sick if they were to eat too much or even a bit of it.
Avoid giving this food to your chinchilla.