Not all types of veggies and fruit can be served daily, that’s why you should know how much of each your guinea pig can eat.
A guinea pig’s diet should mainly consist of an unlimited supply of hay, 1/8th cup of pellets and 1 cup of fresh veggies and fruit every day.
Let’s take a closer look at cucumber.
Can guinea pigs eat cucumber?
Guinea pigs can safely eat cucumber, just not every day. Cucumber is an occasional healthy treat and not a daily staple.
1 to 3 slices of cucumber is more than enough per guinea pig, once or twice a week.
What are the benefits of feeding cucumber to your guinea pig?
Cucumber is a healthy snack now and then. It contains the vital vitamin C to prevent scurvy. It also contains vitamin K and other minerals.
Cucumbers are low in carbs and calories and high in water content, which is great for your piggie.
Can guinea pigs eat cucumber skin?
Guinea pigs can eat cucumber with the skin on, just give the cucumber a good wash before you slice it and feed it to them.
Gan guinea pigs eat cucumber seeds?
Generally guinea pigs should never eat any seeds or nuts, but in this case, cucumber seeds are soft and not a likely choking hazard. You can feed the slices of cucumber as is to your guinea pig.
If you are worried about potential choking, you can remove the seeds, but it’s not a likely risk.
Can cucumber be harmful to guinea pigs?
Cucumber can become harmful to your guinea pig, but only when over feeding.
Too much cucumber can cause an upset stomach, gas, bloating or diarrhea. If you keep to the recommended serving, then there should be no worries.
Can guinea pigs have cucumber juice?
Guinea pigs can not drink any juice and cucumber juice is no exception. Juice contain way too much sugar, which can lead to health issues, such as diarrhea and obesity.
How to serve cucumber to guinea pigs?
- Only serve fresh cucumber.
- Wash cucumber thoroughly to remove any possible pesticides.
- Cut cucumber in slices, which are easier for guinea pigs to eat.
- Serve to your guinea pig.
- Watch them enjoy it.
Cucumber is perfectly safe to feed to your guinea pigs in the recommended serving of 1 to 3 slices once or twice a week.