can chinchillas eat coriander

Can Chinchillas eat Coriander?

Coriander is an annual herb also known as cilantro, chinese parsley or dhania. It is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and North America to southwestern Asia.

It is eaten as a herb and added to culinary dishes all across the world.

So can chinchillas eat coriander at all?

Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more, in particular its calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, and acidic content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 95 kJ (23 kcal)
3.67 g
Sugars 0.87
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
0.52 g
2.13 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(42%) 337 μg
(36%) 3930 μg
865 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (14%) 0.162 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.114 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(11%) 0.57 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.149 mg
Folate (B9) (16%) 62 μg
Vitamin C (33%) 27 mg
Vitamin E (17%) 2.5 mg
Vitamin K (295%) 310 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (7%) 67 mg
Iron (14%) 1.77 mg
Magnesium (7%) 26 mg
Manganese (20%) 0.426 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 48 mg
Potassium (11%) 521 mg
Sodium (3%) 46 mg
Zinc (5%) 0.5 mg
Other constituents
Water 92.21 g

source wikipedia

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

This means that chinchillas cannot eat coriander at all. It is just too bad for them and will make them sick if they eat it. It is just too much for their stomachs and is not worth feeding to them at all.





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