What is the answer to Can guinea pigs eat Cucumbers?  The answer is yes.  Because of its high water content, it is a particularly nice treat on hot days. It can also help provide water to dehydrated guinea pigs. They can safely eat one slice about two to four times a week. If the skin has not been waxed then you can leave it on, as the peel provides some vitamins and most guinea pigs will love that part the most! However, waxed cucumber peels should not be given to your cavy as they contain pesticides. You should be able to leave the seeds in the cucumber. They do not pose the same choking hazard as other vegetable seeds because they are soft and moist. Be sure to wash the cucumber before feeding it to your cavy and be sure that the cucumber was not treated with any pesticides or other chemicals. Many cucumbers are treated with pesticides, so be diligent about checking what kinds of chemicals are on the cucumbers that you are feeding your guinea pig.

Although cucumbers do contain small amounts of vitamin A and vitamin C, which are essential nutrients for your cavy, they do not really have much nutritional value and they have a high water content. Therefore, they should only be fed in small amounts because overfeeding your cavy cucumbers can result in gas, bloat, or diarrhea. Therefore, although guinea pigs eat cucumber, it should be fed in moderation. It should be more of a treat in their diet and should not be used to provide your cavy with any essential vitamins. Overall, guinea pigs eat cucumbers; but they should be treats, not an essential part of their diet. If you feed your cavy cucumbers with this in mind, then cucumbers can become a nice supplement to the regular diet of your guinea pig.

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