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What vegetables and fruit can a guinea pig eat?

VEGETABLES & FRUIT - PIGGY HEAVEN - BUT APPLY PORTION CONTROL!

FEEDING GUIDE

Below is a guide to help you select which vegetables and fruit to feed your pigs. When making a guinea pig meal, it's great to mix it up and provide them with variety. This is not only good for their diet, but it will also keep them excited about meal time (if indeed that is ever needed!!)

IMPORTANT WARNING: Not all vegetables and fruit are good for your piggies. For a list of those you should avoid, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

TOP NOSH | Every day

The following are great vegetables for guinea pigs and can be eaten every day:

Butterhead Lettuce

Cos Lettuce

Radicchio (Italian chicory)

Red Leaf Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Zucchini (courgette)

GREAT GRUB | 2-4 times a week

The following will be very popular but should be limited to 2-4 times a week:

Arugula Lettuce (Rocket Salad)

Cabbage*

Carrots

Celery

Cress

Cucumber

Endive Lettuce

Peppers*

Spring Greens

Squash (only the flesh)

Tomatoes

SUPER SNACK | 1-2 times a week

The following should only be given occasionally, so please limit to 1-2 times a week:

 Apple

Apricot

Asparagus*

Basil

Beetroot

Blackberries

Blueberries

Broccoli*

Brussel Sprouts*

Cauliflower

Cilantro (Coriander)

Corn on the cob

Cherries

Cranberries

Dill

Elderberries

Grapes

Green Beans

Kale**

Lavender

Mango

Melon

Mint

Orange

Papaya

Parsley

Parsnips

Peach

Pear

Pineapple

Plum

Raspberries

Spinach**

Strawberries

Thyme

Water Cress

SPECIAL TREAT | Only 1-2 times a month

The following are only for special occasions and should be limited to only 1-2 times a month:

 Banana

Beetroot Leaves

Carrot Tops

Fennel

Oregano

Peppermint

Pumpkin

Radishes

Spearmint

Sweet Potato

ABSOLUTE NO NO! | Strictly avoid

The following foods should be strictly avoided:

 Avocado

Beans

Coconut

Garlic

Hot herbs and spices

Iceburg Lettuce

Mushrooms

Nuts

Olives

Onions

Potatoes (unless Sweet Potato)

Rhubarb

Seeds

Spring Onions

Tomato leaves and stalk

Notes:

*May cause bloating and gas if too much is eaten. 

**High in phosphorus and calcium which can cause health problems if too much is eaten.

Feeding

MAKE FOOD TIME FUN!

TOP TIP:

For a change, why not try using our HayPigs!® Piggy Weightlifter one dinner time instead of a bowl? Not only does this limit the amount of food and the speed at which the piggies can eat it, but it also provides them with a feeding challenge which is great stimulation for them.

HayPigs!® Piggy Weightlifter™ - Vegetable Kebab Maker
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