Our feed mix is mixed as necessary, enough for about 3 weeks. One
method is to mix the feed and place it into a paper bag with bay leaves
(to prevent bug infestation) and keep in a sealed plastic bin. Extra
pellets can be frozen to delay spoilage. Another method is to
mix just enough for a week and seal it in a jar, kept in a refrigerator
away from heat and sunshine.
each chinchilla 1/4 cup of the mix daily, depending upon how well the
Mix One: [for at least a dozen chinchillas]
8 cups pellets (we use a high grade show-rabbit
7 cups calf manna
8 cups rolled oats
2 cups treats (sunflower seeds, pumpkin
seeds, soy nuts, rabbit treat mix, etc...)
3 cups pellets
1/2 tablespoon human grade wheat germ oil
tablespoon human grade flax seed oil
mix well, add other pellets as you wish;
calf manna, rolled oats, alfalfa pellets, equine senior etc...
place in sealed container and refrigerate.
This mixture needs to be refrigerated. The oil can get stale easily,
and bugs like moist pellets. Guard against spoilage.
Sundays, the chins gets the special Vitamin Mix with Senior Equine and
Omolene as a treat. (see Other Feeds)