Can guinea pigs eat strawberries?
Yes, guinea pigs can eat strawberries, but like most other fruit, strawberries should only be given once in a while as a treat. Strawberries are high in vitamin C, which is great for guinea pigs, but they also contain about 5% sugar, which is not so great for them.
Can guinea pigs eat strawberry tops and leaves?
Yes, they can eat the tops and leaves of strawberries.
I grow strawberries in my garden and gave my guinea pigs strawberries for the first time the other day. Turns out they liked the tops and leaves better and left the strawberries lying there. Later that evening I had to throw the strawberries away. Some piggies will love them and some just won’t.
If your guinea pig doesn’t like strawberries maybe try some other fruit on this list: What can guinea pigs eat?
Beware of pesticides on strawberries.
If your strawberries come from your own garden like mine, you know where they come from and whether any pesticides were used. Be very careful with store bought strawberries, you don’t know if they might have pesticide residue on them.
Just to be safe – give the strawberries a thorough was (as you should actually do with all fruit and veg.)
Are strawberries good for guinea pigs?
Yes, strawberries are high in vitamin C and contain minerals and antioxidants. Vitamin C plays a crucial role in the health of guinea pigs and also helps prevent scurvy.
The good fiber content of strawberries are also beneficial for good digestion and the antioxidants and minerals are great for over all well being.
Can too much strawberries be bad for guinea pigs?
Guinea pigs should not eat too much strawberries, it should only be given as a treat about once a week.
- The sugar content in strawberries can cause diabetes or upset tummies.
- Too much calcium can cause bladder stones.
Can guinea pigs eat strawberry seeds?
Generally guinea pigs should not eat nuts or seeds, but strawberries is a different case, they can eat them seeds and all.
These tiny soft seeds are no problem for guinea pigs and you can feed them with peace of mind.
Strawberries are a nutritious treat that should form part of a balanced diet. A guinea pig should only be fed about one strawberry once a week.
A guinea pigs diet should consist of:
- 80% Hay (unlimited supply)
- 10% Pellets
- 10% Fruit and Veg
- Unlimited supply of fresh Water.
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