Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium.
Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion.
Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran, and has long been a common seasoning worldwide.
It was known to Ancient Egyptians, and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine. (source)
So can chinchillas eat garlic?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.
As you can see, garlic contains a huge amount of phosphorus, acidic content and calcium plus a hint of calcium and salt.
This means that unfortunately chinchillas cannot eat garlic at all. It is just too acidic for them to eat and will make them sick.
A food to avoid feeding them.
For more foods that chinchillas can and can’t eat, check out our chinchilla food list.