Tomatoes are safe and healthy for guinea pigs to eat. The main benefits of tomatoes for guinea pigs are that it’s high in vitamin C. Vit C is a vital part of a guinea pig’s diet.
Benefits of tomatoes:
- It’s a great source of fibre
- High in vitamin C
- High in vitamin K
- Folate (vit B12)
Every guinea pig is different, some may love tomato, while others (like my guinea pigs) don’t want to eat it at all.
How much tomatoes can guinea pigs eat?
When giving guinea pigs tomato, you should only give them a few slices, no more than 2 to 3 times a week. Moderation is key.
Can guinea pigs eat tomato seeds?
As a rule guinea pigs can’t eat any seeds at all, because of the potential choking hazard.
When it comes to tomatoes however, you don’t have to worry. Tomato seeds are soft and small and easy for guinea pigs to chew and swallow.
Can guinea pigs eat cherry tomatoes?
Cherry tomatoes and even the yellow tomatoes are safe for guinea pigs, some even like it more than regular tomatoes.
To serve cherry tomatoes, simply cut it in half and serve the pieces to your piggies.
Can guinea pigs eat green tomatoes?
Guinea pigs can NOT eat any green tomatoes, they should only be given ripe, fresh tomatoes.
Unripe tomatoes are not safe for guinea pigs. It can be toxic to them and they might experience signs of poisoning.
Can guinea pigs eat tomato leaves?
Guinea pigs can NOT eat tomato leaves or stems, it’s not safe for them at all.
Make sure to remove all green parts from the tomato before giving it to your guinea pig.
Do not feed them any other part (leaves, stems, flowers or green fruit), except for the ripe fruit portion of the tomato.
Tomatoes are safe for guinea pigs to eat, but like all fruit, in moderation, 2 to 3 times a week.
However, not all guinea pigs like tomatoes, if yours are one of them, no worries, here’s a list of other safe fruit and veg that they can eat.