A guinea pig’s diet should mainly consist of an endless supply of hay, 1/8th cup of pellets and 1 cup of fresh veggies and fruit every day.
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.
Let’s take a closer look at green beans.
Can guinea pigs eat green beans?
Guinea pigs can definitely benefit from eating green beans, but in moderation. It’s packed with essential Vitamin C and fiber to help keep your guinea pig healthy.
Read here Why Vitamin C is so important for guinea pigs.
As with all good things, it is best eaten in moderation. Over eating green beans can cause health issues for guinea pigs.
Green beans contain calcium, which can cause a build up of crystals which can cause bladder stones and urinary stones.
How many green beans can a guinea pig eat?
Guinea pigs can eat one green bean, 1 to 2 times a week. Green beans should not be fed daily.
Moderation is key, because over feeding can cause health issues.
What part of green beans can guinea pigs eat?
Guinea pigs can safely eat green beans, pod and all. Green bean leaves are also safe for guinea pigs to eat in moderation.
Can guinea pigs eat cooked green beans?
Guinea pigs can’t digest any cooked veggies. Green beans must only be served raw in order to be properly digested by your guinea pig.
How to serve green beans to guinea pigs?
- Only serve fresh green beans at room temperature.
- Wash the green beans thoroughly to remove any possible pesticides.
- Cut the green bean into bite-sized pieces.
- Serve to your guinea pig.
- Watch them enjoy.
Can Guinea pigs eat canned green beans?
Guinea pigs can’t eat any canned foods. Canned foods contain preservatives and other additives that are toxic to guinea pigs.
Can guinea pigs eat frozen green beans?
Guinea pigs can’t eat any frozen veggies. Green beans can however be served to guinea pigs after being thawed out and at room temperature.
Guinea pigs can eat green beans in moderation. One green bean once or twice a week is enough per guinea pig. Always serve veggies fresh.
Green beans are a treat and not a daily staple.