Hi. I've googled chinchilla forums but there are no active forums so I came here. I currently own four rats, a mouse and a chinchilla that all live in one giant custom made cage together. Believe it or not they all get along great with each other. They even cuddle and sleep together. I know this is a rat forum but I can't find any active chin forums. I got my chinchilla about five months ago and he never ever ate his pellets which are made specifically for chinchillas but has been eating the rat food for as long as I've had him. He appears to be doing real well on the rat diet and is very energetic and everything. Good weight as well. I'm planning to purchase a second chin too and introduce him to the family as I'm sure chichi ( my chin) would like having a companion of his own kind. But what's up with the rat food diet? Everything on google says don't feed them rat food but chichi seems pretty healthy on it and he seems to prefer the rat food. What do i do about this? Does rat food taste better? Is chichis health in dire danger? And he's been on the rat diet for about 5-6 months now. He also eats lots of hay and the rats never touch the hay.