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Top 5 vegetables for guinea pigs!

Posted by HamutaroXRibon on July 14, 2011 at 12:47 AM

Top 5 vegetables for guinea pigs!

There are many different vegetables that guinea pigs like to eat, and can eat. But this is a little list I put together after a lot of research of the top 5 guinea pig vegetables! These vegetables are not in any specific ordor, but are the 5 most commonly given vegetables, as well as the 5 most liked vejetables by the guinea pigs them selves!

Each vegetable will have a little description, as well as its nutrition status, and the amount of stars it is given for guinea pig likes! 3 -5

3 *** = This is a very common vegetable that many piggies like. 4 **** = Guinea pigs LOVE this vegetable. and  5 ***** = Guinea pigs love it so much that they will fight for it!

1. Bell peppers (green or red) ~ This is a great vegetable to give to guinea pigs, It is high in vitamin C, and is very good for guinea pigs. The red peppers are a bit sweeter then the green ones, so take that in mind. Remove all seeds before giving to guinea pig. Guinea pig rating: *** - **** (3-4) Some guinea pigs like bell peppers while other LOVE bell peppers.

2. Carrots- Good vegetable for guinea pigs in moderation. This vegetable is also high in vitamin C and therefore good for guinea pigs. It contains lots of sugars though, so should be given in moderations. Guinea pigs can eat the tops and leaves of the carrots as long as they are clean (So don't throw them away, save those carrot tops for the piggies) Guinea pig rating:**** - ***** (4-5) Most guinea pigs love carrots, others love them so much they will fight for them!

3. Cucumbers - does not have any specific nutritional value for piggies. But is very high in water, and is great for those thristy piggies on a hot day. Many guinea pigs also like cucumbers as treats, because they are nice and cool. Guinea pig rating: **** (4) Guinea pigs LOVE this tastey watery treat

4. Lettuce - This watery deliciouse vegetable is packed with nutrition. Vitamin c, calcium, and so much more. Some types of lettuce have no beneficial values such as iceberg lettuce and should not be given to guinea pigs, Also keep this vegetable to moderations as it does produce a very gasy little piggie, and too much of it will upset their stomachs.Guinea pig rating: **** - ***** (4 -5) Guinea pigs love a good leaf or too of a tastey healthy lettuce.

5. Celery - Yet another vegetable full of vitamin C. (Good because piggies need it) This is a good watery vitamin c packed vegetable that is fun to chew on yet healthy. Remove the big stringy parts as they may produce a chocking hazerd, and get stuck in teeth.  guinea pig rating: *** - ***** (3 - 5) Some piggies just like this vegetable, while others LOVE it.

Fact: Did you know guinea pigs can not produce their own vitamin C? So these vegetables are very important for their diet so that they can recieve that vitamin C and grow healthy.

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Reply Gabbels
2:23 AM on July 14, 2011 
Cos letuce/romain lettuce is fantastic for piggies! They should be given it every day. NOT ICEBERG they will get diarrhea and as you said a gassy piggie.
Reply HamutaroXRibon
2:31 AM on July 14, 2011 
MMM We wouldn't want that:(

My piggy loves lettuce, It is one of his favorite vegetables. And then carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers. I still need to introduce him to celery. Haven't tried that one yet.
Reply Gabbels
1:30 AM on July 15, 2011 
Mine hasn't tried celery yet either. Or tomatoes. They don't seem to be a big fan of bell peppers... but if they don't eat their veggies... I WILL! :P
Reply HamutaroXRibon
2:16 PM on July 15, 2011 
Who would want to waste those delicious vegetables?
Reply Finance & Banking
8:16 PM on September 28, 2011 
I don't disagree with this blog post
Reply HamutaroXRibon
12:49 PM on September 29, 2011 
Hi :)
Thanks. I put this collections of things from my experience and research, so I am glad that you agree with my findings. Hope it helps you guys :)
Reply karen eckel
11:40 AM on March 20, 2013 
I have a guinea p;ig named Charlie who loves bell pepper. When I cut it up do I have to remove the white part that is inside the pepper? i know to remove the seeds. And when it comes to celery do I have to remove the stringy part of the celery.
Reply karen eckel
12:28 PM on March 20, 2013 
I haven't tried celery nor cucumber yet. Guess I need to try and introduce these to him. He loves lettuce, carotts, bell peppers and spinach. I want Charlie to have good nutrition and hope I am feeding him right foods..
Reply Daniella
8:23 AM on March 24, 2013 
You are not wasting it! Guinea pigs are just as important as human!! They are creatures on this earth!!!!!
Reply Guineapiglover
6:32 PM on February 27, 2014 
You spelled vegetables two different ways at the top, you spelled themselves wrong as well, and Guinea pigs can eat ice berg lettuce, it's a snack for them, not a meal. So iceberg lettuce won't kill them. My guinea pig loves it and it doesn't harm him. And any snack you give a guinea pig, they will fight over it, because they want the crunchy, juicy goodness for themselves.
Reply Guineapiglover
6:34 PM on February 27, 2014 
Gabbels says...
Cos letuce/romain lettuce is fantastic for piggies! They should be given it every day. NOT ICEBERG they will get diarrhea and as you said a gassy piggie.

Iceberg lettuce it fine, but you can't give them so much. My guinea pig can eat iceberg lettuce and nothing ever happens to him, or even my sisters guinea pig. Not all guinea pigs are the same, so think about that.