Carrots for rabbits and guinea pigs

Rainbow CarrotsRabbits and carrots go together in the minds of the public through countless associations in books and cartoons. The calcium to phosphorous ratio of main crop carrots is just under 1:1 and for young carrots just over 1:1. Vitamin C levels increase with age but are still not high with 2.6mg for baby carrots and 5.9 for main crop carrots respectively.

Carrot tops can safely be fed and will help by adding calcium and vitamin C to the diet.  Young carrots contain 32mg calcium and 28mg phosphorous and main crop carrots 33mg calcium and 35mg phosphorous per 100gm.

Not only do carrots come in all colours, they also come in a few shapes and sizes.  The stumpy Parmex carrot is ideal for growing in raised beds or even in your window box.

For all you could ever want to know about carrots visit the Carrot Museum!