Can Guinea Pigs Eat Kale?

Posted September 22nd, 2014 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Kale? Like many leafy greens, guinea pigs can eat kale and should in moderation. Leafy greens, like kale, can be good vegetable supplements for your guinea pig’s diet. Kale is high in vitamin C and vitamin A, which are both vital nutrients for your guinea pig. As guinea pigs cannot produce their own vitamin C, they must get it from the foods they eat. Vitamin C helps them to fight infections and perform other important bodily functions. It also helps to prevent your guinea pig from getting scurvy. Kale can be used as one of the many vitamin C supplements that should be a part of your guinea pig’s diet. Although guinea pigs eat kale, and it is healthy for them in certain amounts, it should be fed sparingly. You can feed your cavy two to three leaves of kale no more Read more [...]

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bread?

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bread? Although guinea pigs are physically capable of eating bread and some websites and pet owners say that a small amount is okay, bread should not be included in your guinea pig’s diet. Bread has no nutritional value for your cavy. In fact, bread can cause health problems in your guinea pig. Bread can be a choking hazard in guinea pigs and it can also cause digestive issues in your cavy. Guinea pigs should not eat any type of bread. In general, cavies should not eat any processed foods. Guinea pigs are herbivores; therefore, their bodies are not equipped to eat cooked or otherwise processed foods intended for humans. Guinea pigs should only eat raw foods, like raw vegetables. Processed foods should be left for human consumption and should not be fed to your cavy. Another Read more [...]