Can guinea pigs eat parsley?

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 parsley.

Can guinea pigs eat parsley?

Guinea pigs can eat parsley. Parsley is actually very good for your guinea pig as it contains a good amount of Vitamin C, but it should be fed in moderation. It is also high in oxalic acid and calcium so it should only be given up to three times a week.

How much parsley can guinea pigs eat?

Parsley is not something that guinea pigs can eat every day, they should only have about 5 to 10 stems of parsley up to 3 times a week.

It is high in oxalic acid and calcium, but this does not mean that parsley is bad for your guinea pig. Parsley is very good for your guinea pig as it contains Vitamin A ,C, K and other nutrients.

Read here why Vitamin C is so vital in for a guinea pig’s health.

Can guinea pigs have parsley flakes?

Guinea pigs cannot have parsley flakes which is dried and crushed parsley leaves that contains some added preservatives and ingredients that are bad for guinea pigs.

Can guinea pigs have parsley stems?

Guinea pigs can have parsley stems and leaves in moderation.

How to serve parsley to guinea pigs?

  1. Only serve fresh parsley at room temperature.
  2. Wash 5 to 10 sprigs of parsley per guinea pig thoroughly to remove any possible pesticides.
  3. Serve to your guinea pig.
  4. Watch them enjoy it.

Conclusion

Parsley is perfectly safe and healthy to feed to your guinea pigs in the recommended serving of no more than 5 to 10 sprigs up to 3 times a week.

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