Otherwise known as garden strawberries, strawberries are known as a fruit that has a very characteristic colour, texture, and aroma. Strawberries tend to be eaten in large amounts fresh or either prepared in such foods as ice cream, milkshake, chocolate, preserves,and pies.
Strawberries are also known for being extremely popular around the world and are eaten in many different countries.
So can chinchillas eat Strawberries at all?
Lets take a look here and find out more, in particular their acidic content, phosphorus, sugar, sodium, fat, and fibre content.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 136 kJ (33 kcal)
Carbohydrates 7.68 g
Sugars 4.89 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 0.67 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.022 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.386 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.125 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.047 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 24 μg
Choline (1%) 5.7 mg
Vitamin C (71%) 58.8 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.29 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.2 μg
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (3%) 0.41 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (18%) 0.386 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (3%) 153 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.14 mg
Water 90.95 g
Fluoride 4.4 µg
As you can see strawberries contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and quite a bit of acidic content, and sugar.
This means that chinchillas can eat strawberries but they are limited to only one small piece measuring 1cm x 1cm each week to be sure that they do not suffer as a result of it.
Can chinchillas eat strawberry leaves?
Yes they can eat strawberry leaves but only in small amounts.
Can chinchillas eat strawberry plants?
Yes strawberry plants are just fine for chinchillas to eat, but only in small amounts.
Can chinchillas eat dried strawberries?
Unfortunately, they are unable to eat any kind of dried fruit as it is too sweet for them to eat.
Can chinchillas eat freeze dried strawberries?
Unfortunately, they are unable to eat any kind of frozen food so it is best kept away from chinchillas.