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Can guinea pigs eat spring onions?

Guinea pigs cannot eat spring onions. Spring onions can also be referred to as scallions or green onions. They can however eat the top leafy part of the plant, but only a little.

Onion varieties:

  • Onions (including sweet, white and yellow)
  • Red onions
  • Spring onions / green onions / scallions
  • Scallots
  • Leeks
Image of onion varieties as found on the spruce Eats

Can guinea pigs eat onions?

Onions are poisonous to guinea pigs, so they cannot eat onions. They can die if they consume even a small amount of it.

Can guinea pigs eat red onions?

Any onions are poisonous to guinea pigs and red onions are no exception. Please don’t give them any red onions.

Can guinea pigs eat leeks?

Leeks are similar to onions and garlic and not recommended to feed to your guinea pig. Your guinea pig won’t die if they eat a piece of leek, but it’s definitely not good for their health.

Can guinea pigs eat shallots?

No, guinea pigs cannot eat shallots. Shallots are a small type of onion with a sweet flavor and a hint of sharpness.

Here are some alternatives to onions that you can feed your guinea pigs with peace of mind:

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