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Can tegus eat carrots?

Tegu and carrots
Tegu vs Carrots

Yes, you can feed tegu lizards both carrots and carrot tops.

Tegus need a variety of vegetables as part of their diet, and carrots (including their leaves) are a very healthy choice thanks to their high amounts of vitamins and nutrients. Argentine black and white tegus and red tegus will need approximately 30% of their diet to be in the form of vegetables (Colombian tegus need less than 10%). Ideally, combine carrots with other types of vegetables and greens as well as small amounts of fruit.

It is best to serve carrots raw, just make sure to wash them thoroughly to remove any dirt. You do not need to peel carrots, but make sure they are organic and free from pesticides.

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