Wild Plants for Guinea Pigs

There is nothing more satisfying then heading out into the garden or countryside and picking a whole bunch of wild plants for guinea pigs. There is something more natural about watching them enjoy greens from the outdoors that you have picked yourself then from something from a supermarket. It is always good to be careful when you come across a plant you don’t know.

It is important to remember that although guinea pigs are pretty resilient and seem to know what to leave and what to eat, caution should still be taken when introducing a piggy to new food. Unless you know for certain that a particular plant is edible in moderate or large quantities, I would only allow them a little bit. Also it is crucial to introduce new foods slowly and don’t overdo it.

  • Aaron’s beard
  • Agrimony
  • Alfalfa
  • Anise
  • Arnica
  • Asters
  • Astilbe
  • Aubretia
  • Balm
  • Bamboo Leaves
  • Banana leaves
  • Barley grass
  • Basil
  • Bee Balm
  • Blackgrass
  • Borage
  • Bramble
  • Broardleaf plantain
  • Buckhorn plaintai
  • Caraway
  • Carnation
  • Chamomile
  • Chickweed
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clary,
  • Cleavers
  • Clover
  • Coltsfoot
  • Comfrey
  • Common borage
  • Coriander
  • Corn stalk
  • Cornflowers
  • Currant bush
  • Curry plant
  • Dandelion
  • Daylilies
  • Dill
  • Echinacea
  • Echinacea
  • Fennel
  • Field Violet
  • Foxtail
  • Gallant soldier
  • Golden rod
  • Golliwog
  • Goosefoot
  • Goutweed
  • Gowan
  • Grass
  • Ground Elder
  • Groundsel
  • Hedge mustard
  • Holy thistle
  • Lamium
  • Lavender
  • Lemon balm
  • Lemon mint
  • Linden
  • Lovage
  • Majoram
  • Mallow
  • Marshmallow plant
  • Marigold
  • Meadowsweet
  • Melissa
  • Milk Thistle
  • Mint
  • Mugwort
  • Mulberry leaf
  • Nasturtiums
  • Nettle
  • Oat Grass
  • Oregano
  • Origan
  • Pansies
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Petunias
  • Phlox
  • Plantain
  • Raspberry Leaves
  • Raspberry bush
  • Red clover
  • Rocket
  • Rose hips
  • Rose petals
  • Rosemary
  • Sage,
  • Salvia
  • Shepherd’s purse
  • Sorrel
  • Sow thistle
  • Speedwell
  • Squash blossoms
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Strawberry leaves
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet peas
  • Sweet violet
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Valerian root
  • Vetch
  • Viola
  • Wallflowers
  • Wandering Jew
  • Watercress
  • White clover
  • Wild Chamomile
  • Yarrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Why not grow your own?

They’re weeds aren’t they? So they won’t be hard to grow at all! Herbs make a very pretty and scented pot plant for indoors or outdoors depending on what you want and since your guinea pigs will only have a leaf of two every now and again, you will get to enjoy the rest! Even in the garden, a plot with weeds and herbs can look quite beautiful. Some people grow a plot of these inside their pigs playpen, but they grow it just out of reach so that they cannot eat down the whole thing and are able to just nibble on the ends as it grows down towards them.

 
 

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2 thoughts on “Wild Plants for Guinea Pigs

  • January 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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    Hi Emma
    Very interesting post! It does sound better going out there to find edible wild plants for guinea pigs. Just gotta watch out with what we pick.
    Is the list you mention on the post your recommendations of what is edible for guinea pigs?

    Thanks,

    Luis

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    • January 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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      Hi sorry I don’t understand your question?

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