can chinchillas eat mulberries

Can Chinchillas Eat Mulberries?

Mulberries are an edible fruit that is widely used in pies, tarts, wines, cordials and tea.

So can chinchillas eat mulberries?

Lets take a look here and find out more, in particular their acidic, fat, sugar, calcium, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 10 mg 0%
Potassium 194 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 1.7 g 6%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4%

source google

As you can see mulberries contain a hint of calcium and quite a lot of sugar.

This means that unfortunately, chinchillas cannot eat mulberries. They are just too sweet for them and will hurt their stomachs if they eat them.

Image “Mulberry in Libya” by Tarek Siala from Tripoli, Libya – Flickr. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons