Can Guinea Pigs Eat Corn?

Posted June 24th, 2013 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat

What is the answer to Can guinea pigs eat corn? Only some guinea pigs can eat corn kernels, while all cavies can eat the husks and silk.* The corn husks are high in fiber and are therefore good treats. sin embargo, the corn kernels are low in nutritional value and can be fattening so they should only be given to your cavy sparingly. Guinea pigs can eat fresh corn one to two times per week. You can feed your cavy the cornhusks and silks daily. They can also eat baby corn. The corn cannot be cooked and must be given raw, as your guinea pig cannot digest anything that has been cooked. When feeding your cavy cornhusks, only give them the leaves nearest to the corn. Do not feed them the outermost leaves. Be sure that the corn was not treated with pesticides prior to feeding them to your pet. también, be sure to cut it up into pieces as your guinea pig can choke on the silks and kernels.

Your cavy may enjoy the husks and silks more than the corn kernels. sin embargo, as the preferences for every guinea pig are different, your pet may prefer others parts of the corn over others.

*Some guinea pig owners and veterinarians argue that you should not feed your guinea pig corn kernels. Por lo tanto, you should be cautious if you let your guinea pigs eat corn. This is because they can be choking hazards and some guinea pigs may have trouble digesting corn kernels. They have been known to cause impactions, bacterial bloat or peritonitis, and bladder stones in some guinea pigs because they cannot easily digest large starch molecules. Some guinea pigs will have no problem digesting fully developed corn, while others may not be able to digest it. Por lo tanto, while some guinea pigs eat corn kernels safely, others cannot. For those who cannot digest corn on the cob, baby corn appears to be safe, as the starches have not fully developed in baby corn. también, the husks and silk are safe for all guinea pigs. The only way to know how your pet will react to corn kernels is to introduce it in small amounts in its diet and see how its body reacts.

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