List of woods and branches

Branches are very important for the healthy chinchilla nutrition and should always be offered in the cage for feeding, preferably fresh and always including whole leaves. They serve the employment and the tooth abrasion and contain important nutrients. Branches are a species-appropriate facility for the chinchilla cage.

 

Feeding instruction:

  • unproblematic: may be fed in larger quantities for each type of feeding
  • selective:  can be fed together or at the same time with several other, unproblematic and selective plants; reason: is unwholesome in quantities, unpopular or a medicinal plant that is only eaten when needed
  • as feed and medicinal plant unsuitable
  • toxic / highly toxic

Unproblematic and selective wood can be used for cage buildung.

 

name feed advices effect
A    

alder

Alnus

unproblematic, also the fruits look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/schwarzerle.htm

alder buckthorn

Frangula alnus Mill.

  look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/faulbaum.htm

almond

Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A.Webb

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/mandelbaum.htm

angel trumpet

Brugmansia

toxic, do not feed it  

apple

Malus Mill.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/apfelbaum.htm

apricot

Prunus armeniaca L. Marille

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/aprikosenbaum.htm

ash

Fraxinus excelsior L

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/esche.htm

aspen

Populus tremula L

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/espe.htm

B

   

bamboo (garden)

Fargesia

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it good for the teeth abrasion

barberry

Berberis vulgaris L.

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/sauerdorn-gemeiner.htm

birch

Betula L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/birke.htm

bird cherry

Prunus padus L

unproblematic  

blackberry

Rubus sectio Rubus

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/brombeere.htm

bladder senna

Colutea arborescens L.

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/blasenstrauch.htm

blueberry

Vaccinium myrtillus

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/heidelbeeren.htm

box

Buxus sempervirens

not suitable as a feed or medicinal plant look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/buchsbaum.htm

boxthorn

Lycium barbarum

selective  

broom / gorse

Genista

selective, but dyer's broom = toxic!  

buckthorn

Hippophae rhamnoides L.

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/sanddorn.htm

butterfly bush

Buddleja

selective Leber-, Bronchialerkrankungen, Wunde, Haut

C

   

carob / locust bean

Ceratonia siliqua

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/johannisbrotbaum.htm

caster oil plant

Ricinus communis

 

toxic, do not feed it  

chamaecyparis

Chamaecyparis

not suitable as a feed or medicinal plant  

cherry

Prunus

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/suesskirsche.htm und https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/sauerkirschen.htm

cherry laurel

Laurus nobilis L.

not suitable as feed, but in small quantity non-toxic

look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/lorbeer.htm

chestnut

Castanea sativa Mill.

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/edelkastanie.htm

chokeberry

Aronia

unproblematic  

clematis

Clematis vitalba L.

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/waldrebe.htm

conker / buckeye / horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

selective, also the fruits look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/rosskastanie.htm

copper beech / European beech

Fagus sylvatica L.

unproblematic, the beechnuts are delicious look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/rotbuche.htm

cornelian cherry

Cornus mas

selective  

cranberry

Vaccinium vitis-idaea

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/preiselbeere.htm

currant

Ribes

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it

"red" look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/johannisbeere.htm

"black" look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/johannisbeeren.htm

cypress

Cupressus

 

not suitable as a feed or medicinal plant  

D

   

dogwood

Cornus

selective, many chinchillas do not like it innere Entzündungen, Durchfall, Gelenkschmerzen, Wunden, Zahnfleischbluten, wohltuend für Schleimhäute in Nase und Hals, Augen-, Ohrenentzündungen

douglas fir

Pseudotsuga menziesii

selective  

dyer's broom

Genista tinctoria L.

toxic, do not feed it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/faerberginster.htm
E    

elderberry (eg black)

Sambucus nigra L.

selective, many chinchillas do not like it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/holunder.htm

elm

Ulmus

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/feldulme.htm
F    

fig

Ficus carica L.

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/feigenbaum.htm

fir

Abies

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/weisstanne.htm

firethorn / pyracantha

Pyracantha

unproblematic, berries only selective  

forsythia

Forsythia × intermedia Zabel

selective, especially the flowers are delicious  

G

   

gingko

Ginkgo biloba L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/ginko.htm

gooseberry

Ribes uva-crispa L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/stachelbeeren.htm

guava

Psidium guajava

selective look at this page: https://www.heilpflanzen-lexikon.com/guave.html

guelder rose

Viburnum opulus

toxic, do not feed it  
H    

hawthorn / whitethorn

Crataegus

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/weissdorn.htm

hazel-nut

Corylus avellana

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/hasel.htm

hibiscus / rose mallow

Hibiscus syriacus

unproblematic, many chinchillas love the flowers  

holly

Ilex aquifolium L

toxic, do not feed it  

horehound

Marrubium vulgare

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/andorn.htm

hop(s)

Humulus lupulus
selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/hopfen.htm

hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

unproblematic  

I

   

ivy

Hedera helix

selective, berries are not indigestible look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/efeu.htm

J

   

jostaberry

Ribes × nidigrolaria

unproblematic  

juniper (berry)

Juniperus

  • selective
  • the berries are toxic
  • Anm.: savin / juniper is toxic!
look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/wacholder.htm

K

   

kiwi

Actinidia

unproblematic  
L    

laburnum

Laburnum anagyroides Medik.

 toxic, do not feed it  

larch

Larix

selective respiratory tract, bacteria, pain, skin

lemon

Citrus × limon (L.) Burm.f.

 

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/zitronenbaum.htm

lilac

Syringa Mill.

selective look at this page:r https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/flieder.htm

linden / lime

Tilia

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/winterlinde.htm

london planetree

Platanus

unproblematic cold, flu, skinproblems
M    

mandarin

Citrus reticulata

selective  

maple

Acer

  •  selective
  • Anm.: red maple (Acer rubrum) is not suitable as feed or medical plant
 

magnolia

Magnolia

selective  

medlar

Mespilus germanica L.

  • all medlar species selective
  • barries unproblematic
look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/mispeln.htm

mirabelle

Prunus domestica subsp. syriaca

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it  

mulberry

Morus nigra L.

unproblematic, delicious look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/maulbeerbaum.htm

N

   

nectarine

Prunus persica var. nucipersica

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at peach
O    

olive

Olea europaea L.

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/olivenbaum.htm

orange

Citrus × aurantium L

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/orangenbaum.htm

ox

Quercus robur L.

selective, many chinchillas love the acorns look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/stieleiche.htm
 P    

peach

Prunus persica (L.) Batsch

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/pfirsichbaum.htm

pear

Pyrus L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/birnbaum.htm

Spiraea

unproblematic  

pine

Pinus

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/waldkiefer.htm

plum

Prunus domestica subsp. domestica L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/zwetschge.htm

poplar

Populus

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/schwarzpappel.htm

privet

Ligustrum vulgare L.

not suitable as feed, but in small quantity non-toxic

look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/liguster.htm

Q

   

quince

Cydonia oblonga Mill.

 

unproblematic look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/quitte.htm
R    

raspberry

Rubus idaeus L.

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/himbeeren.htm

red haw / pink hawthorn

Crataegus laevigata

unproblematic look at hawthorn

robinia / false acacia

Robinia pseudoacacia

selective, the flowers are delicious look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/robinie.htm

rose

Rosa

selektive look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/gartenrose.htm

rowan / mountain ash

Sorbus

 

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/eberesche.htm
S    

savin / juniper

Juniperus sabina

toxic, do not feed it  

serviceberry

Amelanchier

unproblematic  

sloe / blackthorn

Prunus spinosa

unproblematic

fever, cold, urinary stones, inflammation of the gums, inflammation of the stomach lining, stomach cramps, constipation

spindle tree

Euonymus europaea L.

toxic, do not feed it  

T

   

thuja

thuja

toxic, do not feed it  

V

   

vine

Vitis Linné

 

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/weinrebe.htm

W

   

walnut

Juglans regia L.

 

selective look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/walnussbaum.htm

weigela

Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

selective  

wild service-tree

Sorbus torminalis

unproblematic  

willow

salix

unproblematic, many chinchillas love it look at this page: https://www.pflanzenfreunde.com/heilpflanzen/silberweide.htm

Y

   

yew

Taxus

toxic, do not feed it