can chinchillas eat cheerios

Can Chinchillas eat Cheerios?

Cheerios are an american brand of breakfast cereal. They are eaten all around the world in all kinds of places.

So can chinchillas eat cheerios at all?

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

Nutrition facts
Serving size 1 cup (28g)
Servings per container 9
Amount per serving
Calories 100 Calories from fat 15
% Daily value*
Total fat 2 g 3%
Saturated fat 0.5 g 3%
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 140 mg 6%
Potassium 180 mg 5%
Total carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Dietary fiber 3 g 1%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10%
Iron 45%

source wikipedia

As you can see cheerios contain quite a lot of calcium, a hint of fibre, and a hind of fat.

Many chinchilla owners give cheerios for their chinchillas but as stated above, they do contain quite a bit of calcium. So one or two are fine but nothing more than that as the calcium content is not good for them.

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