can chinchillas eat baby spinach

Can Chinchillas Eat Baby Spinach?

Baby spinach is the term used to describe spinach that is harvested early in the plant’s growth cycle. This is usually between 15 and 35 days after planting.

So can chinchillas eat baby spinach?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular, their acidic, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and fat content is of particular interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 97 kJ (23 kcal)
3.6 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
0.4 g
2.9 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(59%) 469 μg
(52%) 5626 μg
12198 μg
Vitamin A 9377 IU
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (16%) 0.189 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.724 mg
Vitamin B6 (15%) 0.195 mg
Folate (B9) (49%) 194 μg
Vitamin C (34%) 28 mg
Vitamin E (13%) 2 mg
Vitamin K (460%) 483 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (10%) 99 mg
Iron (21%) 2.71 mg
Magnesium (22%) 79 mg
Manganese (43%) 0.897 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 49 mg
Potassium (12%) 558 mg
Sodium (5%) 79 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.53 mg
Other constituents
Water 91.4 g

source wikipedia

As you can see baby spinach contains a lot of calcium, phosphorus, and acidic content.

Chinchillas can’t eat baby spinach unfortunately. It is juts too much for them and isnt worth feeding them as they will get ill.


Image “Spinacia oleracea Spinazie bloeiend” by Rasbak – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons