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.
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 raspberries.
Can guinea pigs eat raspberries?
Guinea pigs can definitely eat raspberries in small amounts. Raspberries contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, including vitamin C, E and K, which help maintain the health of your guinea pig.
Read here why vitamin C is so important for guinea pigs.
How many raspberries can a guinea pig eat?
Guinea pigs can eat 1 -2 raspberries each, once or twice a week. Raspberries are high in sugar, so feeding your guinea pig too much can cause obesity and other health issues.
Can guinea pigs eat raspberry stems and leaves?
Raspberry leaves are perfectly safe for guinea pigs to eat. Raspberry stems however are not toxic, but it may still pose a choking hazard so rather not offer it to your guinea pigs.
Can guinea pigs eat raspberry seeds?
Usually guinea pigs shouldn’t eat any seeds or nuts, because of the choking hazard, but raspberry seeds are so small that guinea pigs can eat raspberries, seeds and all.
Can guinea pigs eat dried raspberries?
Dried fruit has a higher sugar content, so don’t feed your guinea pig any dried raspberries.
Can guinea pigs eat raspberry jam?
Guinea pigs can’t eat any jellies or jams. The sugar content is way too high. Guinea pigs can also not eat any processed food that may contain preservatives and other additives which are harmful to them.
Can guinea pigs have raspberry juice?
Guinea pigs should never have any juice. The high sugar content can cause diarrhea, obesity and other health issues.
How to serve raspberries to guinea pigs?
- Only serve fresh raspberries at room temperature.
- Wash raspberries thoroughly to remove any possible pesticides.
- Cut raspberries in bite-sized pieces.
- Serve to your guinea pig.
- Watch them enjoy it.
Raspberries are perfectly safe to feed to your guinea pigs in the recommended serving of no more than 2 raspberries once or twice a week.