can chinchillas eat raisins

Can Chinchillas Eat Raisins?

Raisins are a dried grape and produced in many regions of the world. They are eaten raw and also used cooking, brewing and baking.

So can chinchillas eat raisins?

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,252 kJ (299 kcal)
79.18 g
Sugars 59.19 g
Dietary fiber 3.7 g
0.46 g
3.07 g
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.106 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%) 0.125 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.766 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.095 mg
Vitamin B6 (13%) 0.174 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 5 μg
Choline (2%) 11.1 mg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.3 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.12 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.5 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (5%) 50 mg
Iron (14%) 1.88 mg
Magnesium (9%) 32 mg
Manganese (14%) 0.299 mg
Phosphorus (14%) 101 mg
Potassium (16%) 749 mg
Sodium (1%) 11 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.22 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 233.9 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see raisins contain a lot of phosphorus, a little calcium, a lot of acidic content, and a huge amount of sugar. This completely rules them out for chinchillas unfortunately as they are very bad for them. Some owners feed them as treats but this is a bad idea.

Image “Sunmaid-Raisin-Pile” by Evan-Amos – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons