Brussel Sprouts for Guinea Pigs?

Brussel sprouts-either you love em or you hate em, but I consider myself in the in-between group (if my grandparents hadn’t tried to force me to eat greenfly &caterpillar speckled sprouts from their garden)  I might’ve loved them! They look like mini cabbages and do belong in the cabbage family. What about brussel sprouts for guinea pigs?

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Like most of the cabbage family, brussels must be eaten in moderation otherwise can cause gas and bloating. Only one to two times per week though. They are high in vitamin c, sugar, phosphorus and oxelate acid. They can eat the stalks and leaves.

 

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  • January 6, 2017 at 2:19 am
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    Brussel sprouts! I definitely love them lol. My experience came from a super strict Asian mother who used to say, “What if those were the only food left to eat? You’re gonna starve to death?” when we complained and didn’t eat what she cooked lol. Hence, I learned to like pretty much everything haha.

    It’s good to know guinea pigs can eat them as well. I have a betta now and I guess this might be an equivalent to their once or twice a week pea diet.

    Thanks for the information!

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    • January 6, 2017 at 2:57 am
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      Haha I’ve heard that Betta fish have the stomach of a pea! Glad to know you like them! Most people think I’m crazy!!!

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  • January 6, 2017 at 3:22 am
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    Interesting to read that guinea pigs can eat brussel sprouts. Do you feed them with raw or cooked brussel sprouts?

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    • January 6, 2017 at 4:36 am
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      Definitely raw, never feed cooked food 😉

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  • January 6, 2017 at 11:36 am
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    Thanks for the info Emma. Not much of a brussel sprout fan……yet I never actually had one lol It’s great to know that guinea pigs can enjoy them.

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    • January 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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      Haha you don’t know till you try! 😉

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  • January 6, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    Reading your blog, I learn every day what guinea pigs should eat and should not eat, I never knew that brussel sprouts is something they can eat, was about to ask you if it should be eaten raw or cooked but someone else asked already 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Emma and have a great day 🙂

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    • January 6, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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      No worries! I should probably include that in my articles!

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  • January 6, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    I hate Brussels sprouts, but good to know that if I get another guinea pig that he would like them! You learn something new everyday! Thanks for writing this:)

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    • January 6, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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      We’re all different! 😉 Your welcome!

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  • January 11, 2017 at 4:27 am
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    I’m in the category of people who don’t like Brussels sprouts but still have it as it’s healthy. Just curious though, do guinea pigs have preference for some vegetables over others or they love to eat every variety?

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    • January 11, 2017 at 7:27 pm
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      You can absolutely get some really fussy guinea pigs that won’t eat veggies and each of them seems to have different tastes. For example- mine love yams, but I know someone whose guinea pigs just hate them! haha! Rescues tend to have a more difficult time because a lot of guineas that come to them never had a variety of veggies beyond carrots and lettuces in their old homes- so they have to try and transition them onto other veggies.

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