Can Guinea Pigs Eat Eggplant?

Posted July 29th, 2014 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Eggplant? Eggplant has very little nutritional value for your cavy. Although it is a very good source of fiber; it is relatively low in vitamin C and other nutrients compared to many other fruits and vegetables. Therefore, you should probably avoid feeding your guinea pig eggplant.

Yes, guinea pigs can technically eat eggplant, also known as aubergine in some parts of the world. If you do choose to feed your guinea pig eggplant, do not feed it to them any more than one to two times per week. Some websites suggest not feeding your guinea pig eggplant any more than one to two times per month. Make sure that you give them a very small chunk of the eggplant fruit at a time. Be sure that the eggplant is fresh, clean, and raw and make sure that it was never treated with any pesticides or other chemicals prior to feeding it to your cavy. Fresh, organic eggplants are the best option if you choose to feed this fruit to your cavy. Also remember that, although your guinea pig can eat the ripe fruit flesh, they should never eat any unripe green parts or the leaves, as these are toxic to your cavy.

So, can guinea pigs eat eggplant? Technically, the answer is yes; guinea pigs can eat eggplant rarely and in very small amounts. However, because of its lack of nutritional value it should probably be avoided, as it is basically junk food. Therefore, this website does not suggest that you feed your guinea pig eggplant. However, if you are looking for a tasty treat to augment the diverse diet of your guinea pig, please see the other articles on this website for a list of approved fruits and vegetables that will keep your guinea pig both healthy and happy.

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