can chinchillas eat sugar cane

Can Chinchillas eat Sugar Cane?

Sugar cane is native to warm temperate climates in tropical regions of south asia and used for sugar production.

The y have stout fibrous stalks which are rich in sugar and measure between two to six metres tall. They belong to the grass family and are an economically important seed plant family that includes maize, wheat, rice and many other forage crops. The main product of sugar cane is sucrose and sugar cane is the world’s largest crop by production quantity.

So can chinchillas eat sugar cane?

Unfortunately they can’t eat it at all. It’s far too sweet for them and they juts can’t handle it.

A food to avoid feeding chinchillas.

 

Image "Cut sugarcane" by Rufino Uribe - caña de azúcar. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons