can chinchillas eat cashew nuts

Can Chinchillas eat Cashew Nuts?

Cashew nuts are the fruit of the cashew tree and is served as a snack or used in recipes. It is actually a seed and not a nut.

They yield derivatives that can be used in many different applications such as paints and lubricants.

So can chinchillas eat cashew nuts at all?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data to find out more about it

In particular we are interested in its acidic, calcium, phosphorus, fat, and sugar content.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 553
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44 g 67%
Saturated fat 8 g 40%
Polyunsaturated fat 8 g
Monounsaturated fat 24 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 12 mg 0%
Potassium 660 mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30 g 10%
Dietary fiber 3.3 g 13%
Sugar 6 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3%
Iron 37%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0%

source google

As you can see cashew nuts contain a hint of fat and an extraordinary amount of fat. This means that unfortunately chinchillas cannot eat cashew nuts at all.

They are just too bad for them and will hurt them if they are eaten. They are best avoided as far as chinchillas are concerned.


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