Can Chinchillas Eat Cranberries

Can Chinchillas Eat Cranberries

Yes – chinchillas can eat cranberries but only a few as a rare treat. Anything more would be bad for their health.

The reason being is that cranberries aren’t the best for their diet as they contain a lot of sugar and acidic content. Therefore one or two is more than enough for them once in awhile.

For reference here are the nutritional fact surrounding cranberries:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 46 kcal (190 kJ)
Carbohydrates
12.2 g
Sugars 4.04 g
Dietary fiber 4.6 g
Fat
0.13 g
Protein
0.39 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin(0%) 3 μg
(0%) 36 μg
91 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.012 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.101 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.295 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.057 mg
Folate (B9) (0%) 1 μg
Vitamin C (16%) 13.3 mg
Vitamin E (8%) 1.2 mg
Vitamin K (5%) 5.1 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 8 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (2%) 6 mg
Manganese (17%) 0.36 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 13 mg
Potassium (2%) 85 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Water 87.13 g

Therefore make sure you don’t overfeed cranberries to your chinchilla as it can make them sick and possibly cause other negative health side effects.

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