Can Chinchillas Eat Sweetcorn?

Can Chinchillas Eat Sweetcorn?

Sweetcorn is also known as pole corn or sugar corn and is a type of maize with a large concentration of sugar content.

It is sold in a can and also in raw husks.

So can chinchillas eat Sweetcorn?

Before we can decide lets take a look at their nutritional data.

The main things we need to look at include:

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 360 kJ (86 kcal)
19.02 g
Sugars 3.22 g
Dietary fiber 2.7 g
1.18 g
3.2 g
Tryptophan 0.023 g
Threonine 0.129 g
Isoleucine 0.129 g
Leucine 0.348 g
Lysine 0.137 g
Methionine 0.067 g
Cystine 0.026 g
Phenylalanine 0.150 g
Tyrosine 0.123 g
Valine 0.185 g
Arginine 0.131 g
Histidine 0.089 g
Alanine 0.295 g
Aspartic acid 0.244 g
Glutamic acid 0.636 g
Glycine 0.127 g
Proline 0.292
Serine 0.153 g
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 9 μg
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.200 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.700 mg
Folate (B9) (12%) 46 μg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.8 mg
Trace metals
Iron (4%) 0.52 mg
Magnesium (10%) 37 mg
Potassium (6%) 270 mg
Other constituents
Water 75.96 g


Based on the information above from Wikipedia you can see that sweetcorn contains a lot of acidic content.

Since that is the case chinchillas cannot eat sweetcorn unfortunately.

This food will hurt their stomach if given to them. Therefore please make sure to avoid feeding this food to your chinchilla.

Additionally it should be mentioned that they cannot eat raw or canned forms of sweetcorn.