can chinchillas eat raspberries

Can chinchillas Eat Raspberries?

Raspberries are a well known fruit that are grown for the fresh fruit market and for processing commercially. They are processed individually in quick frozen fruit, puree, juice or as dried fruit.

So can chinchillas eat raspberries at all?

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

Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.94 g
Sugars 4.42 g
Dietary fiber 6.5 g
Fat
0.65 g
Protein
1.2 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.032 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.598 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%) 0.329 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.055 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 21 μg
Choline (3%) 12.3 mg
Vitamin C (32%) 26.2 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.87 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.8 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (5%) 0.69 mg
Magnesium (6%) 22 mg
Manganese (32%) 0.67 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 29 mg
Potassium (3%) 151 mg
Zinc (4%)

source wikipedia

As you can see they contain a lot of acidic content. This means that they shouldn’t really eat them as they will get diarrhea due to their stomach not being able to handle them.

A food to avoid giving them.

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