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Can Iguanas Eat Carrots?

Yes, iguanas can eat carrots as well as carrot tops.

Carrots are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as fiber.

In addition to these nutrients, carrot tops are also a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which are carotenoids that are important for eye health.

Iguana and Carrots
Green Iguana and Carrots

However, carrots are also high in oxalates, which can bind to calcium and make it unavailable to the iguana’s body.

Therefore, carrots should only be fed to iguanas in moderation, although the carrot greens can be fed more often.

When feeding carrots and carrot tops to iguanas, it is important to chop or grate them into small pieces. This will make them easier for the iguana to eat and digest.

Carrots and carrot tops can be fed to iguanas raw or cooked. If you want to serve carrots cooked, boil or steam for just about a minute, then place in cold water to stop the cooking process.

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