can chinchillas eat mushrooms

Can Chinchillas Eat Mushrooms?

Mushrooms are used a lot for cooking in many different cuisines, cultures and situations. They are not a vegetable but are known as the “meat” of the vegetable world.

Can Chinchillas eat mushrooms?

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 94 kJ (22 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.3 g
Fat
0.1 g
Protein
2.5 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (42%) 0.5 mg
Niacin (B3) (25%) 3.8 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(30%) 1.5 mg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (2%) 18 mg
Phosphorus (17%) 120 mg
Potassium (10%) 448 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.1 mg

source wikipedia

Unfortunately they can’t at all. They are far too acidic for chinchillas to eat and will harm them if they eat them. It is not worth feeding mushrooms to them.

Image wikipedia

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