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FRESH VEGETABLES & FRUITS


Artichokes
Apples *
Baby corns
Bananas
Beetroot (NOT leaves or stalks)
Broccoli
Cabbage (red & green)
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chicory
Corn-on-the-cob (whole)
Cress
Cucumber
Fennel
Grapes (stalks are especially welcomed)
Green beans +
Greens
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce +
Mangetout
Melon (all varieties)
Oranges *
Parsley +
Pears *
Peas
Peppers
Spinach
Sprout tops
Sprouts +
Strawberries
Sugar snaps
Swede
Tomatoes

 

Unmarked foods can be fed in copious amounts.
Foods marked * can lead to sores arouund the mouth. If your pets show signs of this then simply reduce the amount of these foods.
Foods marked + should only be fed occassionally as a treat.

Beetroot is an extremely good source of vitamin C and is a valuable feed especially in winter. However, it does stain so, if you feed it then don't be alarmed by the pink colouring that may appear around your pets' mouths and sometimes in spots around the body too (from grooming). Also, don't be worried if you find pink / red tinged bedding and droppings the following day! This is simply where the beetroot has worked its way through the digestive system! This can also apply to red cabbage too!

Guinea pigs will happily dispose of your natural kitchen waste too - nothing need be wasted when you are preparing fresh veg & fruit - vegetable trimmings, carrot peelings, apple cores, melon skins, grape stalks etc etc. They will all be welcomed by your pets.

   

FOODS WHICH DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT BE FED TO GUINEA PIGS:

POTATOES
COOKED FOODS
SUGARY FOODS

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