Caring for small pets means ensuring they get the right nutrition. Fresh fruits and veggies are essential supplements, but finding the right ones can be daunting. Fear not. Our guide covers it all (from rabbits to guinea pigs, hamsters to chinchillas). Let’s explore safe and delicious options to keep your furry friends healthy and happy.

Fruits and Veggies Chart for Small Rodent Pets New Nutritious Guide
Fruits and Veggies Chart for Small Rodent Pets New Nutritious Guide 2024

New Updated 62 Fruits, and Vegetables Chart List for Small Pets

ProduceAmount/FrequencyVitamins/NutrientsSuitable for
Alfalfa sproutsOccasionalHigh in calciumRabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas
Apple½ – 2 slices, occasionalFiberRabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Rats & Mice, Chinchillas
ApricotOccasional treat, 1-2 slicesRabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats & Mice
ArugulaA couple of leavesC, calcium, low in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea Pigs
AsparagusCGuinea Pigs
Bananas1 slice, once a monthC, lowRabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
Basil2-3 sprigs, every few daysRabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas
Beet greens (tops only)1-2 pieces, occasionalA, calcium, high in oxalic acidRabbits, Chinchillas
Beet greens (cont.)
Bell peppers (green or red)1 sliceCRabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas
Blueberries1-3 berries, occasionalCRabbits, Chinchillas, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
Bok choyLow in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
Broccoli (raw, mostly leaves/stems)1-2 pieces, occasionalA, C, B5Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Rats & Mice
Brussels sproutsUse sparinglyCRabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats & Mice
Cantaloupe1 slice, occasionalGuinea pigs, Hamsters
Carrot & carrot tops (high in sugar)1 slice – 1 baby carrot, occasionalA, low in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Chinchillas, Rats & Mice
Celery1 piece, leaves & stalks, not the peelRabbits, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Guinea Pigs
Cherries1 piece, occasionalRabbits, Guinea Pigs, Rats & Mice
ChicoryLow in oxalic acidRabbits
Cilantro2-3 sprigs, every few daysC, calciumRabbits, Guinea Pigs
Clover (no pesticides)Rabbits, Guinea pigs
Collard greensARabbits, Chinchillas
Corn husks (silk too, no pesticides)Guinea pigs
Cucumber (seedless only)½ slice, once a weekRabbits (can have the leaves too), Guinea pigs, Hamsters
Dandelion greens & flowers (no pesticides)ARabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas (leaves only)
Dill1-2 sprigsHigh in calciumRabbits, Guinea pigs
EndiveDaily in small amountsARabbits, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Rats & Mice
Fennel1 piece, leafy tops & baseLow in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea Pigs (rarely & tops only)
Frisee LettuceLow in oxalic acidRabbits
Grapes (seedless only)1 piece, once or twice a monthRabbits, Hamsters, Chinchillas, Rats & Mice
Kale1 piece, 2-3 times per weekARabbits, Hamsters, Chinchillas
Kiwi (seedless)1 sliceCRabbits, Guinea pigs
Mango1 small sliceRabbits, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
MelonRabbits, Rats & Mice
Mint2-3 sprigs, every other weekRabbits, Guinea Pigs
Mustard greens1-2 pieces, occasionalA, high in oxalic acidRabbits
OrangesCGuinea pigs, Rats & Mice (no peels)
PapayaOccasionalRabbits
Parsley2-4 sprigs, every few daysA, C, calcium, high in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas, Rats & Mice
Pea pods (flat edible kind only)ARabbits
Peach1-2 pieces, occasionalRabbits, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
Pear1-2 pieces, occasionalRabbits, Hamsters, Rats & Mice
Peppermint leaves2-3 sprigs, every other weekRabbits
Pineapple1-2 pieces, occasionalRabbits
Plum1-2 pieces, occasionalRabbits, Rats & Mice
RaddichioSmall amountsRabbits, Chinchillas
Radish topsHigh in oxalic acidRabbits
Raspberries & Raspberry leaves1-2 pieces, occasionalRabbits, Hamsters, Chinchillas (leaves only)
Romaine lettuce2-5 leaves, ARabbits, Guinea pigs, Chinchillas
SpinachUse sparinglyA, high in oxalic acidRabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats & Mice
SproutsUse sparinglyHigh in oxalic acidRabbits
Strawberries1 piece, top too!Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Hamsters
Sweet potato (skins removed)1 cubeHamsters, Chinchillas
Swiss chardUse sparinglyHigh in oxalic acidRabbits
Tarragon1-3 sprigsRabbits
Thyme1-3 sprigsRabbits, Guinea pigs
Tomato1 pieceGuinea pigs, Rats & Mice
Turnips & Turnip greensOccasionalOxalic acid – low for rabbits, high for guinea pigs, C, calciumRabbits, Guinea Pigs
WatercressA, low in oxalic acidRabbits
Wheatgrass⅛ cup, every other dayE, K, fiberRabbits, Chinchillas
ZucchiniC (high)Guinea Pigs (ideal veggie)
New Updated Fruits, and Vegetables Chart List for Small rodent Pets

14 Rodent Pets Nutrition Guidance List

What Vegetables Can Chinchillas Eat?

What Vegetables Can Chinchillas Eat
Explore a Rainbow of Flavors! Discover safe and healthy vegetables to add variety to your chinchilla’s diet.
VegetableBenefitsPotential Risks
CarrotHigh in vitamin A, C, K, and B carotenes; anti-inflammatory properties; aids in reducing cholesterol levelsNone listed
KaleAnti-inflammatory properties; high fiber content aids in digestion and reduces cholesterol levels; rich in vitamin A, C, iron, calcium, and magnesiumNone listed
AlfalfaRich in vitamin B complex, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiberNone listed
CeleryRich in fiber, reduces cholesterol levels; high water content aids in hydrationSwelling of body parts, wheezing, and excessive discharge from eyes and nose if consumed in large quantities
PotatoExcellent source of vitamins A, C, B6, potassium, copper, manganese, and fiber; anti-inflammatory propertiesNone listed
Sweet PotatoExcellent source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and fiber; anti-inflammatory propertiesNone listed
SquashRich in vitamin A, C, and manganese; anti-inflammatory properties; high fiber content aids in digestion and reduces cholesterol levelsNone listed
Red Leaved LettuceExcellent source of vitamin A, C, and manganese; anti-inflammatory properties; high fiber content aids in digestion and reduces cholesterol levelsNone listed
PumpkinGreat source of beta carotene, vitamin A, C, and manganese; anti-inflammatory properties; rich in fiberNone listed
Lettuce (Some Greens)Excellent source of vitamin K, B complex vitamins, and vitamin A; anti-inflammatory properties; high fiber content aids in digestion and reduces cholesterol levelsNone listed
ParsleyRich source of vitamin C, manganese, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium; aids in preventing constipation and increasing muscle functionNone listed
ChardRich in fiber, reduces cholesterol levels; high water content aids in hydrationNone listed

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Chinchilla food that fits the bill – Burgess Pet Care