can chinchillas eat avocado

Can Chinchillas eat Avocado?

Avocados are a fruit that is often eaten as part of a salad or a cooked meal.

They are often grown in tropical and Mediterranean climates and have a hard rubbery skin, a green/white flesh and a kernal in the middle.

So can chinchillas eat avodado, and if they can how much can be eaten?

Lets take a look at the nutritional data, in particular its phosphorus, calcium, acidic, fat, and sugar content.

Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal)
Carbohydrates
8.53 g
Sugars 0.66 g
Dietary fiber 6.7 g
Fat
14.66 g
Saturated 2.13 g
Monounsaturated 9.80 g
Polyunsaturated 1.82 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin (1%) 7 μg
(1%) 62 μg
271 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.13 mg
Niacin (B3) (12%) 1.738 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(28%) 1.389 mg
Vitamin B6 (20%) 0.257 mg
Folate (B9) (20%) 81 μg
Vitamin C (12%) 10 mg
Vitamin E (14%) 2.07 mg
Vitamin K (20%) 21 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (4%) 0.55 mg
Magnesium (8%) 29 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.142 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 52 mg
Potassium (10%) 485 mg
Sodium (0%) 7 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.64 mg
Other constituents
Water 73.23 g
Fluoride 7 µg

Source wikipedia

As you can see avocados contain a lot of phosphorus, a little calcium, but are very acidic. This means that chinchillas cannot eat avocados. They are very bad for them and will cause them harm if they eat too much of them, in particular they may get a stomach upset and become sick.