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|Daily||Every Other Day||3-4 Times a Week||2-3 times a Week||1-2 times a Week||Once a Month|
|Alfafa||Alfalfa hay is too rich in calcium and minerals to be fed consistently. Babies under 6 months and pregnant females can have it for extra protein||Feed Sparingly|
|Alfafa Sprouts||High in calcium.||Once or twice a week in small amounts.|
|Artichoke Globe. NOT JERUSALEM OR CHINESE ARTICHOKE||Globe artichokes: Low in vitamin c. High in acid and phosphorus. Feed light green and white leaves, remove outer leaves.||Globe artichokes can be eaten one to two times a week in small amounts.|
|Arugula||High in calcium. With good amount of vitamin c.||Can be fed every other day in moderate amounts|
|Apple||Small amount of calcium and vitamin c. High in sugar. Apple seeds are poisonous.||Given in small amounts once or twice a week. Can eat peelings in small amounts.|
|Apricots||High in sugar.||Can only be fed one or two times a week in small slices.|
|Asparagus||Moderate amount of vitamin C. Low in phosphorus, calcium and sugar. High in nutrients.||Feed one to two times a week.|
|Bamboo||High in fiber, water and vitamin c. Excellent for guinea pigs! They can eat the leaves and stalks.||Can have daily in moderate amounts.|
|Banana||Guinea pigs can eat bananas, leaves and skin! Banana is high is sugar and low in calcium and vitamin c. Peel is high in phosphorus, potassium, iron, vitamin a and protein.||Small slices once or twice a month. Peel should be a rare treat. Not a lot is currently known about the banana leaf, but guinea pigs have been known to love it. Feed carefully.|
|Basil||High calcium and phosphorous levels||Feed once or twice a week.|
|Bean Sprouts||Good vitamin c and calcium levels.||Should be fed in moderation. Once or twice a week is enough.|
|Belgian Endives||Low in phosphorus, calcium, vitamin c and sugar.||They can have almost daily in moderate amounts.|
|Beet leaves||High in calcium and oxalates.||Once a month! No more than this.|
|Beets/Beetroot/Red beet||Small amount of phosphorus and calcium. High in fat and sugar. Leaves can be poisonous as they are high in oxalates vitamin a and calcium. Stem contains high levels of calcium and oxalate. Causes unharmful pink stools and urine.||Once or twice a week. Stem can be fed in tiny bits, sparingly.|
|Blackberries||Excellent vitamin C levels with small amount of fat, calcium and high sugar content. Blackberry Leaves are fine to give||Give in small amounts, two to three times a week. Leaves in moderate amounts|
|Blueberries||Good amount of vitamin c. High in sugar.||In small amounts, as in one or two each, twice a week at the most.|
|Bok Choy||High in calcium.||Fed one to two times a week in small amounts.|
|Broccolini||High in vitamin c, vitamin a, calcium, iron and folate.||One to two times a week sparingly.|
|Broccoli||High in calcium vitamin a and vitamin c.||One to two times a week in small amounts, large amounts will make your guinea pigs gassy.|
|Brussel Sprouts||They can eat the stalks and leaves. High in vitamin c, sugar, phosphorus and oxelate acid.||Only one to two times per week in moderate amounts.|
Green cabbage: can make guinea pigs gassy and bloated. Red cabbage: has fantastic amount of vitamin c with a tiny amount of calcium, fat and sugar. Really good for them.
|Green Cabbage: Use sparingly and only one to two times a week. Red Cabbage: Can have every other day in moderate amounts!|
|Capsicums Green/Yellow/Red peppers or capsicums||Not the stems or seeds as these are hard to bite through. Fantastic vitamin c amount! Green peppers are the best. Orange, Yellow and Red capsicums are a bit higher in sugar.|| Green: Can have a quarter daily.
Yellow/Orange/Red: Quarter every second day.
|Carrot||Carrots are a wonderful food for your guinea pig as they can have the skin, tops and all.||One baby carrot per day is enough.|
|Cauliflower||They can eat the leaves and heads||Give in tiny bits one to two times per week is enough.|
|Celeriac||This contains a large amount of phosphorus and potassium. A small amount of vitamin a and sugar.||Feed once a week in small amounts.|
|Celery||Can cause bloating if fed in large amounts. It is stringy, so it should be cut up in thin slices to avoid choking hazards.||Can be fed two to four times a week in small amounts.|
|Chard||All the different kinds of chard are fantastic for guinea pigs.||Can be fed every other day in moderate amounts.|
|Cherries||Good amount of vitamin c. High in sugar. Cut out the stem and stone.||One to two times a week in small amounts.|
|Cherry Tomatoes||Very good for guinea pigs.||They can have one or two per day.|
|Chickweed||Every other day in small amounts|
|Chicory||Good amount of vitamin c. Moderate amounts of phosphorus and calcium with some fat and sugar.||Once or twice a week|
|Cilantro||Cilantro is very good for guinea pigs. They can eat flowers leaves and stems. Great vitamin c levels with some phosphorus, calcium and a bit of sugar, oxelate and fat.||Can have every other day in moderate amounts or a bit each day in smaller amounts.|
|Clover||Good for them.||Moderate amount each day.|
|Collard Greens||High amount of calcium and vitamin c.||Once a week at the most|
|Courgette||Same as zucchini: Leaves, uncooked zucchini spaghetti and the zucchini itself are all great for guinea pigs.||They can have a moderate amount daily.|
|Coriander||Can eat leaves and stalks. Excellent vitamin c levels.||Can be fed every other day in moderate amounts.|
|Cornflakes||High in sugar.||Small once a month treat! No more then this.|
|Cucumber||All parts can be eaten. High in water content. Small amount of vitamin c.||Feed every other day, shouldn’t be a daily treat.|
|Dandylion Leaves and Flowers||Leaves, stems and flowers are fine.||Can be fed daily, but in moderate amounts|
|Dill||High calcium and phosphorus content.||Feed in small amounts once or twice a month.|
|Eggplant||High in potassium, phosphorus. Low vitamin c.||Feed in moderation once or twice a week.|
|Endive||Great for guinea pigs. High vitamins and minerals with low phosphorus, calcium and sugar.||Can be fed every second day.|
|High in sugar, low fat and calcium. Dried figs have less sugar.||Once a week in small amount. Dried figs can be given 3-4 times a week in moderation.|
|Fine beans/ Green beans
|Fine Beans/Green beans: Can eat leaves as well as beans. Medium amount of phosphorus and calcium with good vitamin c. Seeds are poisonous.
Lima beans: high phosphorus, low calcium and sugar.
Edamame beans: high phosphorus. Low in calcium, fat and sugar.
Broad Beans: Low calcium, fat, sugar and vitamin c.
|Fine Beans/Green Beans: Once a week is plenty but in moderation.
Lima beans: Once a week in small amounts.
Edamame beans: Once a month in small amounts. Caution, shells are tough to chew.
Broad Beans: Can have two to three times a week in moderation.
|Gooseberries||Acidic with calcium, phosphorus and a good amount of vitamin c.||Once a week in moderation|
|Grapefruit/Red and Pink||Guinea pigs can eat the peel and fruit. High in sugar and vitamin c.||Once a month sparingly|
|Grapes||Seedless grapes only. Low in vitamin c and high in sugar.||Only two to three times a week at the most, one or two at a time cut in half.|
|Raisins||High in sugar.||One or two as a treat every two weeks.|
|Grass||Great for the digestive system!||As much as they want!|
|Kale||Contains a bit of oxelate, phosphorus, calcium and huge amount of vitamin c.||Only once a week in small amounts.|
|Kiwifruit||Can eat skin, seeds and fruit. High in sugar and vitamin c.||They can have once a week in small amounts.|
|Lemon||Very acidic, high in sugar and vitamin c.||Once a month sparingly.|
|Lettuce Not Iceberg type.
Green Leaf Lettuce
|Iceberg lettuce is a big NO!
Butter head lettuce- Small amount of vitamin c, calcium, phosphorus, fat, sugar and a little acidic.
Green Leaf Lettuce- High in vitamin c, low in phosphorus, acid and calcium.
Red Leaf Lettuce: Hint of vitamin c, small amount of phosphorus, calcium and a hint of vitamin c.
|Green Leaf lettuce- small handful every other day. All Other kinds- two to three times a week in moderate amounts.|
|Mandarin||Can eat the skin as well as the fruit! Seeds should be removed. High sugar and acidic content with fantastic vitamin c levels.||They can have one segment each, (with or without peel) once or twice a week.|
|Mango||Not the seeds or skin. Can eat leaves. High levels of sugar and vitamin c.||Feed in small amounts once or twice a week.|
|Melon||Guinea pigs can eat the skin but scoop out the seeds. High in sugar and water content, low in vitamins.||Give one quarter once or twice a week at the most.|
|Mint||High in calcium.||One leaf each. Once a week.|
|Mustard greens||Moderate amount of vitamin c and calcium, small amount of phosphorus, sugar, fat and acid.||One to two times per week in moderate amounts.|
|Orange||Can eat fruit, peel and leaves. High vitamin c and sugar content.||Can have orange fruit once or twice a week one segment per pig. The peel they can have two to four times a week in small amounts.|
|Pak Choy||High in calcium, vitamin c and a.||Once or twice a week sparingly.|
|Parsley||Can eat leaves and stems. High in vitamin c. Moderate calcium levels.||Once or twice a week in moderate amounts.|
|Parsnips||High in phosphorus and potassium. Bit of calcium and a tiny amount of sugar and fat. Moderate amount of vitamin c.||One to two times per week as a tiny piece each.|
|Pea pods and Peas||They can have snow peas, sugar snaps and other types of peas, shoots, stems but NOT SPLIT PEAS Contain phosphorus, sugar, calcium, acid, fat and vitamin c!||Two to four times a week in moderation.|
|Pear||Cut away the core but leave the skin. High in sugar and acid. Good vitamin c amount.||Give in small amounts once or twice a week.|
|Plantin||High in sugar with phosphorus and calcium.||Tiny piece once a month! Rare treat.|
|Pumpkin||Can eat the skin, rind and leaves. Leaves are high in calcium. Pumpkin has sugar, phosphorus, oxelate acid, and sugar. High vitamin a and low vitamin c.||Only small chunks once or twice a week. Leaves must be fed in tiny amounts.|
|Radishes and Leaves||Radishes have phosphorus, calcium, fat and are high in sugar and acids. Leaves are very good for guinea pigs.||Radishes can be fed twice a month sparingly. Leaves can be fed in moderate amounts every other day.|
|Raspberries and Leaves||Can eat both leaves and fruit. A little sugar, phosphorus, calcium, fat, sugar and acid. Good vitamin c content.||Raspberries one to two times a week. Leaves can be fed almost daily in small amounts.|
|Rocket||High in calcium and vitamin a.||Feed one to two times a week in moderation.|
|Spinach||Can eat leaves NOT stalks High in vitamin c, calcium, oxalates and low in sugar.||One to two times per week in small amounts|
|Silver beet||(Same as chard)||Every other day in moderate amounts.|
|Swede||High in sugar, calcium and phosphorus. Moderate amount||Small piece once a week as a treat.|
|Sweet Potatoes||Can eat leaves as well. Any other potato is toxic. Contains starch, phosphorus, fat and oxalate acid. Leaves are high in acid, low in phosphorus, fat and calcium.||Once or twice a month. Leaves can be given one to two times a week.|
|Squash||Guinea pigs can eat all kinds of squash. Acorn squash is the best. Tiny bit of calcium and lots of good vitamin c!
Butternut squash- High vitamin c, vitamin a and fibre. Low in phosphorus and calcium.
|Generally two to three times a week in moderation. Acorn squash- three to four times a week in moderation.
Butternut squash- one to two times a week.
|Strawberries||They can eat the fruit, tops, leaves and stems. High in sugar. Acidic. Leaves are good for guinea pigs.||One strawberry per pig once a week is enough.|
|Tangerine||Can eat fruit and peel. High in sugar and acid, low in phosphorus, calcium and fat. Good vitamin c.||Once or twice a week, half a slice each.|
|Tomatoes||Cannot eat stalks, vines or leaves. Green tomatoes are poisonous. Red tomatoes Low in sugar, phosphorus and fat. Great vitamin c.||Red tomatoes should be given no more than a quarter each twice a week.|
|Turnip||High in sugar and oxalates. Turnip leaves are high in acid, calcium, vitamin c and phosphorus.||Feed once or twice a week in moderation. The turnip greens should be fed once a week at the most.|
|Water Cress||Good vitamin c content.||Once or twice per week in small amounts.|
|Water Melon||NOT the skin. Low in vitamins, high in sugar. Scoop out seeds.||Can be fed every other day in small amounts. The rind can be fed once a week as a tiny bit for a treat.|
|Wheat grass||Really good for guinea pigs.||They can have as much as they want!|
|Yams||Large amount of potassium and vitamin c.||Feed two to three times a week in small amounts.|
|Zucchini||Leaves, skin, uncooked zucchini spaghetti golden zucchini and the zucchini itself are all great for guinea pigs. Good amount of vitamin c||They can have a moderate amount every day.|