Chinchilla Food Bowls and Dishes


Chinchilla Food Bowls and DishesChinchilla pellets are an important part of their diet and you’ll need a food bowl to serve it to them. The food bowl helps to keep the food clean and dry, while also minimizing mess within the cage. When shopping for chinchilla food bowls, there are a few factors you want to keep in mind. You should avoid any bowls or dishes that are plastic since they’re not safe for chinchillas to chew. The bowl should either be heavy like a crock or attach to the side of the cage to keep it in place so it doesn’t spill or accidentally get kicked around by an enthusiastic chinchilla.

One thing to remember is these dishes are meant to be used for pellets and treats, not water. Water should only be served to your chinchilla via a chinchilla safe water bottle. This is because chinchillas are very active and any water served in a bowl will quickly be tipped over, making a wet mess in the cage.

We’ve rounded up some different types of chinchilla food bowls for you to consider. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find one that works for your cage and your chinchilla.

Chinchilla Food Bowls

Stainless Steel Hanging Bowl

Stainless Steel Hanging Bowl Chinchilla FeederThese bowls are advertised for cats and dogs, but they work perfectly for feeding a chinchilla. This dish is a stainless steel bowl that comes with a hanger to easily attach to the side of your chinchilla’s cage. This will keep the dish firmly in place reducing messes.

The bowl is easy to remove to clean and disinfect. It’s available in five sizes, but the 8 oz. (0.5 lb) will probably work best for 1 or 2 chinchillas.

Dimensions: 5-2/7-inch length by 4-2/7-inch width by 3-inch height





Living World Ergonomic Chinchilla Dish

Living World Ergonomic Chinchilla DishThese ceramic dishes from Living World are a great option for chinchillas and other small pets. They are designed to be base heavy so they’re difficult to tip over. They are also “ergonomic,” which we’re not exactly sure what that’s supposed to mean in reference to exotic pets, but it’s probably referencing that the dish has a lower height on the side, which makes it easier for your chin to access their food.

Since this dish is ceramic, that makes it completely chew-proof and easy to clean. It can be disinfected in the sink or in the dishwasher. The small size should work well for single chinchillas. Four colors are available to match any cage decor.

Available in Small and Large sizes.

Dimensions: Small: 3.5 inches long x 3.5 inches wide x 1.5 inches high. Large: 5 inches long x 5 inches wide x 2.5 inches high

Available Colors: blue, green, pink, terracotta


Fiesta Small Ramekin as Chinchilla Food Bowls

Fiesta Small Ramekin as Chinchilla Food BowlsRamekins make a great food dish substitution for the cheap plastic bowls you see in most pet stores. They’re ceramic, which makes them chew proof and also a little heavy so it’s harder for your pet chinchilla to accidentally knock the bowl over.

These Fiesta ramekins are a great option. They’re dishwasher safe, which makes them easy to wash and disinfect. Also, they’re made in America and totally lead-free so you don’t have to worry about them making your chinchilla sick. These ramekins are also very affordable so it’s easy to order more than one to add a little color variety to your chinchilla cages and also switch them out regularly for cleaning.

Dimensions: 4″ by 2″

Available Colors: black, ivory, tangerine, sunflower, turquoise, cobalt, lapis, lemongrass, paprika, peacock, plum, poppy, scarlet, shamrock


Make sure to get everything else your chinchilla needs for their cage, including water bottles and a hay rack. Check out all of the chinchilla cage accessories.


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