Can Guinea Pigs Eat Green Beans?

Posted October 6th, 2014 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat

Guinea pigs can eat green beans. In fact, green beans are a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C, which are both essential nutrients that your guinea pig needs to stay happy and healthy. Vitamin A helps your guinea pig develop and grow, as well as helping them build a strong immune system. Vitamin C helps cavies to metabolize proteins, fight infections, and perform other important bodily functions. However, cavies cannot produce their own vitamin C and therefore must get it from the fruits and vegetables they eat, like green beans. By feeding them foods rich in these vitamins, you will help to keep your cavy healthy.

Not only can guinea pigs eat green beans, but you can feed your cavy green beans two to four times a week. A good serving size is one to two beans per cavy. Be sure that the green beans are fresh and washed. Never feed them dry green beans. Also, be sure that they were never treated with any pesticides or other chemicals prior to feeding them to your cavy. Fresh organic green beans are the best choice for your guinea pig’s diet.

Although guinea pigs eat green beans and they are healthy in moderation, be sure not to feed them more green beans than the suggested serving size. Green beans are high in oxalic acid. This acid can combine with the calcium in your guinea pig’s diet and form bladder or kidney stones. Therefore, be sure to regulate how many green beans you feed your guinea pig.

So, can guinea pigs eat green beans? Yes, in moderation they can be a very healthy addition to your guinea pigs diet. If you limit the amount of green beans that your cavy consumes, then you can add green beans to the variety of other fruits and vegetables that you use to supplement their diet.

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  1. Jay says:


    tnx for info!!

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