can chinchillas eat zucchini

Can Chinchillas eat zucchini?

Zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but is usually harvested immature at 15 to 25 cm.

In the British Isles, a fully grown zucchini is referred to as a marrow.

Zucchini is used in many different culinary dishes and is well loved as a vegetable around the world.

So can chinchillas eat zucchini?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as chinchillas are concerned.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 17
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 8 mg 0%
Potassium 261 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 2.5 g
Protein 1.2 g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6

source wikipedia

As you can see zucchini contains a hint of calcium, and salt, and a little sugar.

This means that they can eat zucchini in small amounts. Make sure it is chopped up into small amounts that they can hold in their paws.

It is best for them to eat raw zucchini rather than that which is cooked.