Salt is mainly made out of sodium chloride which is a chemical compound that belongs to the larger class of salts.
In its natural form salt is a crystalline mineral and is known as halite or rock salt.
Salt is incredibly important for food as it preserves food and also gives foods flavors.
So can chinchillas eat salt?
No, they cannot eat salt at all!
A chinchillas stomach cannot handle it and pure salt by itself would definitely hurt their health.
Make sure to avoid feeding salt to your chinchilla.