can chinchillas eat blueberries

Can Chinchillas eat Blueberries?

Blueberries are perennial flowering plants that have berries that are indigo coloured. These fruits are sold around the world and are beloved by many who have them on their own or on desserts or even delicacies like muffins.

So can chinchillas eat blueberries at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data to find out more about them.

In particular, their acidic, sugar, phosphorus, fat, and calcium content is of particular interest.

Energy 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.49 g
Sugars 9.96 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.33 g
Protein
0.74 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%)32 μg
80 μg
Vitamin A 54 IU
Thiamine (B1) (3%)0.037 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%)0.041 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%)0.418 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%)0.124 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%)0.052 mg
Folate (B9) (2%)6 μg
Vitamin C (12%)9.7 mg
Vitamin E (4%)0.57 mg
Vitamin K (18%)19.3 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%)6 mg
Iron (2%)0.28 mg
Magnesium (2%)6 mg
Manganese (16%)0.336 mg
Phosphorus (2%)12 mg
Potassium (2%)77 mg
Sodium (0%)1 mg
Zinc (2%)0.16 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see blueberries contain a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, and are a little acidic, however they do contain quite a bit of sugar.

This means that chinchillas can eat blueberries but limited to one a week at the most due to their sugar content.

Anything more than that is in danger of hurting their stomach.