The globe artichoke is a rather strange looking vegetable which is actually a type of thistle. The head of the flower is cut before it opens. So can guinea pigs eat artichoke? 🍈
Yes, this can be eaten one to two times a week in small amounts!
However, artichoke comes in several varieties, two of which should be avoided. NOT JERUSALEM OR CHINESE ARTICHOKE
Globe artichokes a low amount of vitamin c and a high amount of acid and phosphorus. When feeding you your guinea pigs, remove the stem and outer leaves and cut the sharp part off the lighter green and white leaves before serving. Remember to give your guinea pigs a tiny amount of anything new so that they don’t get upset stomachs from too much of a new thing.