can chinchillas eat fruit

Can Chinchillas Eat Fruit?

So can chinchillas eat fruit?
Fruit is the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food.

Yes they can, but only specific types of fruit and only the recommended types in small amounts.

They are really limited in what fruit they can eat. This is because of the amount of sugar that fruit contains.

These are the fruit that chinchillas can eat.

If you want to know why they are recommended, then just click on each for a detailed explanation.

Apples:  chinchillas can eat apples, but only in small amounts. Once a week in small diced amounts should suffice.
Peaches: Because of their sugar content this means that they can be fed to chinchillas in small amounts on a weekly basis. Just be careful with the amount that you feed them as they are quite sweet and too much will hurt their tummy.
Strawberries: Chinchillas can eat strawberries but they are limited to only one small piece measuring 1cm x 1cm each week to be sure that they do not suffer as a result of it.

Here are some of the fruits that chinchillas cannot eat;

Apricots

Avocado

Banana

Cantaloupe

Citrus

Clementines

Grapes

Lemons

Mango

Mandarin Oranges

Oranges

Melon

Pineapples

Plums

Raspberries