can chinchillas eat goji berries

Can Chinchillas Eat Goji Berries?

Goji berries are a fruit that are a popular snack food that is native to Asia.

So can chinchillas eat goji berries?

Lets take a look by checking out their nutritional data, in particular their acidic content, sugar, fat, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.

Total Fat 1.6g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrates 24.0g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 21.0g
Protein 1.0g
Vitamin A 170%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 8%
Iron 12%

source Calories in EatRaw – Tibetan Goji Berries, Dried | Nutrition and Health Facts

As you can see goji berries contain a lot of calcium and sugar. This means that they cannot eat goji berries as they are just too sweet for chinchillas to handle. They are a food that is best avoided.

Image “Lycium chinense MHNT” by Didier Descouens – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons