Can Chinchillas Eat Arugula?

Can Chinchillas Eat Arugula?

Arugula is usually put cooked or put in a salad and is a dark green herb with peppery leaves.

It is also known as rocket, rucola, colewort, roquette, and rugula.

So can chinchillas eat arugula?

Also if they can eat it how much of it can they eat? Before we answer this question lets look at the nutritional facts.

In particular arugula contains: fat, sugar, calcium, and acidic content which is of interest when it comes to chinchillas.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 369 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.6 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2.6 g 5%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 16%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 11%

From what you can see above arugula contains a lot of calcium and a little sugar.

What this means is that chinchillas can eat arugula but only a little bit. Too much calcium is not good for chinchillas.

No more than once a week should they be given this leafy veggie.