Olives are grown across the Mediterranean and have been cultivated for generations.
They are mainly black and green but also come in other shades of colour in between which reflect the differing stages of their ripening.
So can chinchillas eat olives at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their calcium, sugar, acidic, fat, and phosphorus content is most pertinent to guinea pigs.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
As you can see olives contain a hint of phosphorus, quite a bit of calcium, a little acid, but a huge amount of fat.
This means that chinchillas cant eat olives unfortunately, they are just too fatty for them to eat. If they do eat one they may get tummy ache if not worse and cause further problems for them depending on how much of them they eat.
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