Which vegetables & fruit can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

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Which vegetables & fruit can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

Post by Alicia on Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:39 pm

Which vegetables can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

You need to give your guinea-pigs one cup of vegetables per day per guinea-pig, this is because they cannot make it themselves so, like humans, they need to get it from their food. Do not use vitamin c drops or pills at all - they are unlikely to eat these and the vitamin c drops can make their food/water taste different and then they will refuse to eat/drink it. As long as they have a cup full of vegetables per day they will get enough vitamin c. They can get some Vitamin C from their food, which should be a guinea-pig food (not rabbit food as this doesn't have as much vitamin C in it) but the majority of the vitamin c they need they should get from vegetables. They can also have fruit but not in too large portions.

What vegetables can guinea-pigs eat?
  • Turnip
  • Water Cress
  • Romaine Lettuce (not Iceberg lettuce)
  • Carrots
  • Bell Pepper (remove seeds and stalk before giving it to your guinea-pig)
  • Cucumber
  • Baby Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Chinese Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cauliflower Leaves
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Celery
  • Parsnips


What fruit can guinea-pigs eat?

  • Apple - not too regularly as it can cause a sore mouth
  • Banana - again not too regularly
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberry
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Watermelon
  • Sweet Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries


Fruit in general should not be fed very often, but it is a good idea to feed your guinea-pigs a mix of vegetables so they have enough Vitamin C.

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Re: Which vegetables & fruit can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

Post by Laceychris92 on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:05 pm

Celery is actually very bad for them because they can easily get stuck in there throat!! I'v heard so many stories about it! It would be horrible to see a piggie die over a piece of celery!
Even if you havnt ha a problem YET you will have one!! Also, my piggies love watermelon!

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Re: Which vegetables & fruit can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

Post by Anaira on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:02 am

Not if you cut it into chunks; the strings are then too short to be any danger.

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Re: Which vegetables & fruit can guinea-pigs eat and not eat?

Post by Laceychris92 on Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:28 am

I ment to write that! LOL Smile

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