Can Chinchillas Eat Sultanas

Can Chinchillas Eat Sultanas

A Sultana is a pale green also known as “white”, oval and seedless grape. It is also often known as a sultanina, Lady de Coverly (England), Thompson Seedless (United States), and oval-fruited Kishmish (Turkey, Russia, Iran, Palestine).

So can chinchillas eat Sultanas?

Before we can decide if it is safe for chinchillas to eat this fruit we should look at the nutritional value it provides.

The main elements are:

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

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 40
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 6 mg 0%
Potassium 107 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Sugar 10 g
Protein 0.5 g 1%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 5%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 1%

[Source: Wikipedia]

So can you feed this fruit to your chinchillas? Yes but only in super small quantities and not often as it has way too much sugar content.

Often chinchilla owners will give sultanas to their pet but only as a treat and no more than 1 or 2 as a treat.