Can Chinchillas Eat Berries?

In everyday language, a berry is a small, pulpy, and often edible fruit.

Berries are usually juicy, rounded, brightly colored, sweet or sour, and do not have a stone or pit, although many pips or seeds may be present.

Common examples are strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and red- and blackcurrants.

In Britain, soft fruit is a horticultural term for such fruits. (source)

So can chinchillas eat berries?

It depends on what kind of berry. Here is a list of berries we know about and list the ones that we know they can eat and definitely can’t eat. To be honest, most are unknown.

  • Acai berry: Unknown
  • Amla / Amalika / Indian Gooseberry: Unknown
  • Baneberry: Small, hard red or white berries. Toxic.
  • Barbados cherry: Unknown
  • Barberry: Unknown
  • Bearberry: Unknown
  • Bilberry: Unknown
  • Bittersweet: Unknown
  • Blackberry: They can eat them
  • Blueberry: Yes they can eat them
  • Black Mulberry: Unknown
  • Boysenberry: Unknown.
  • Buffalo berry: Unknown.
  • Bunchberry: Unknown
  • Chokeberry: Unknown
  • Chokecherry: Unknown.
  • Cloudberry: Unknown
  • Cowberry: Unknown
  • Cranberry: Yes they can eat them
  • Currant: Yes they can eat them
  • Dewberry: Unknown
  • Goji berry: Unknown
  • Gooseberry: Unknown
  • Grape: They can eat them
  • Holly berry: Toxic for chinchillas
  • Huckleberry: Unknown
  • Indian Plum: Unknown
  • Ivy berry: Toxic for chinchillas
  • Juneberry: Unknown
  • Juniper berry: Unknown
  • Lingonberry: Unknown
  • Logan Berry: Unknown
  • Mistletoe berry: Small, hard, red berries that grow on mistletoe. Toxic.
  • Nannyberry: Unknown
  • Oregon Grape: Unknown
  • Persimmon: Unknown
  • Pokeberry: All parts of the plant are toxic.
  • Privet berry: Toxic to chinchillas
  • Raspberry: They can be eaten by chinchillas
  • Red Mulberry: Unknown
  • Salmonberry: Unknown
  • Strawberry: They can be eaten by chinchillas
  • Sugarberry: Unknown
  • Tayberry: Unknown
  • Thimbleberry: Unknown
  • White Mulberry: Not good for chinchillas to eat.
  • Wineberry: Unknown
  • Wintergreen: Unknown
  • Yew berry: Toxic to chinchillas
  • Youngberry: Unknown.

 

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