When we talk about peppers, we are actually talking about the types called- Bell Peppers and not the chilies and hot peppers which are too hot for guinea pigs. Bell peppers are also known as capsicums, and come is several different colors because they change as they ripen but are picked earlier on. First are the green peppers, which can change to yellow, orange and red but they also come in other varieties such as purple and white! The big question is- can guinea pigs eat peppers?
Actually peppers are so great for guinea pigs to eat that they are recommended as a staple food and can be fed everyday! Each pig can have a quarter daily but make sure to cut off the stem as it is too hard for them to bite through. Those who have had it before may wonder about all the seeds. As a general rule, seeds should be thrown out because they are a chocking hazard to cavies, but don’t worry about the odd one. It is very fiddly to get each and every seed out of a bell pepper!
Green bell peppers: Perfect- can be given every day!
Yellow/Orange/Red: Higher in sugar and can be given every second day!