can guinea pigs eat blood oranges

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Blood Oranges?

The blood orange is a type of orange that has a crimson, almost blood like coloured flesh.

It is smaller than a typical orange and it’s distinctive dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of antioxidant pigments common to many flowers and fruit, but uncommon in citrus fruits.(source Wikipedia)

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They taste quite like raspberries.

So can guinea pigs eat blood oranges and if the can how much of them can they eat?

As per usual, we’ll take a look at their nutritional data, in particular, their calcium, sugar, phosphorus, acidic and fat content.

Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
Calories 50.0(209 kJ) 3%
From Carbohydrate 50.0(209 kJ)
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g4%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 8.6g
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%
Vitamin A214IU 4%
Vitamin C 51.4mg 86%
Calcium 42.9mg4%
Iron0.0mg 0%
Sodium0.0mg 0%
Cholesterol0.0mg 0%

source usda

As you can see blood oranges contain a quite a bit of sugar, a little calcium, but are very high in vitamin c as is typical of oranges.

So as with normal oranges, blood oranges in small amounts can be eaten one to two times a week by them.

Their skin can be eaten too, but take out the pips.

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