VEGETABLES FOR GUINEA PIGS
What kinds of vegetables are safe for guinea pigs?
→ Safe for daily consumption (Preferably dark leafy greens)
- Romaine Lettuce
- Butterhead Lettuce
- Red Leaf Lettuce
- Bell Pepper (Green & Red)
Cucumber *will cause diarrhea in high volumes
→ Safe for occasional consumption (High in calcium and may cause bladder stones)
- Bok Choy
- Broccoli *will cause bloat in high volumes
- Alfafa sprouts
→ Safe for occasional consumption (High in sugar)
- Bell Pepper (Yellow)
- Apples *acidic in high volumes
- Oranges *acidic in high volumes
Fresh vegetables are safe for consumption and contain many nutrients that could be beneficial to guinea pigs. However, their diet should only consist of 10% fresh vegetables, as a high intake would often cause bloating issues. Excess volumes of fresh vegetables could also deter these piggies from eating their hay, which is the most important part of their diet.
How to start guinea pigs on fresh vegetables?
It is always important to start in small amounts so that their digestive systems are able to get used to the new addition to their diet.