Can Chinchillas Eat Figs?

Can Chinchillas Eat Figs?

Grown in a temperate climates across the globe are figs which come from fig trees.

This fruit can be eaten fresh, dried and can also be used to make jams.

So can chinchillas eat figs at all?

Before we decide lets take a closer look at the nutritional data behind figs.

The main things to look at are:

  • acidic content
  • fat
  • calcium
  • sugar
  • phosphorus content

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,041 kJ (249 kcal)
Carbohydrates
63.87 g
Sugars 47.92 g
Dietary fiber 9.8 g
Fat
0.93 g
Protein
3.3 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.085 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.082 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.619 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(9%) 0.434 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.106 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 9 μg
Choline (3%) 15.8 mg
Vitamin C (1%) 1.2 mg
Vitamin K (15%) 15.6 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (16%) 162 mg
Iron (16%) 2.03 mg
Magnesium (19%) 68 mg
Manganese (24%) 0.51 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 67 mg
Potassium (14%) 680 mg
Sodium (1%) 10 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.55 mg

From the data above you can see that figs contain a lot of calcium, phosphorus and acidic content which is not good for chinchillas.

Therefore chinchillas cannot eat figs at all.

Make sure you avoid feeding figs to your chinchillas as it is bad for their health.

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