can chinchillas eat cucumber

Can Chinchillas eat Cucumbers?

Cucumbers are a widely cultivated plant that is a creeping vine which bears fruits that are cylindrical and used as vegetables that are used on a culinary basis. There are many different varieties of cucumber such as sliced, pickled and burpless.

They are widely used around the world, particularly in vegetables.

So can chinchillas eat cucumbers at all?

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.

Cucumber, with peel, raw

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
3.63 g
Sugars 1.67
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
0.11 g
0.65 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%)0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%)0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%)0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%)0.259 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%)0.04 mg
Folate (B9) (2%)7 μg
Vitamin C (3%)2.8 mg
Vitamin K (16%)16.4 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (2%)16 mg
Iron (2%)0.28 mg
Magnesium (4%)13 mg
Manganese (4%)0.079 mg
Phosphorus (3%)24 mg
Potassium (3%)147 mg
Sodium (0%)2 mg
Zinc (2%)0.2 mg
Other constituents
Water 95.23

source wikipedia

As you can see cucumbers contain a hint of phosphorus, fat, sugar, calcium, and a little acid.

This means that chinchillas can eat cucumber, and can eat it as part of their daily diet. It is a good food for them to eat. Just dont feed them too much as it does contain a lot of water and they can suffer from bloat if they have too much of it.


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