can chinchillas eat baby carrots

Can Chinchillas Eat Baby Carrots?

A baby carrot is an immature carrot that is grown in a small size so as to be sold.

So can chinchillas eat baby carrots?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular, their calcium, sugar, fat, phosphorus, and

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 173 kJ (41 kcal)
9.6 g
Sugars 4.7 g
Dietary fiber 2.8 g
0.24 g
0.93 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(104%) 835 μg
(77%) 8285 μg
256 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.066 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.058 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 0.983 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.273 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.138 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 19 μg
Vitamin C (7%) 5.9 mg
Vitamin E (4%) 0.66 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%) 33 mg
Iron (2%) 0.3 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.143 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 35 mg
Potassium (7%) 320 mg
Sodium (5%) 69 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.24 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 3.2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see baby carrots contain a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, and a little sugar.
This means that they can eat a little of them, one will suffice but not much more because of their acidic content. They are not as good for chinchillas as people often think they are.


Image “Baby Carrots 2” by nanao wagatsuma – Baby Carrot. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons