Can guinea pigs eat boysenberries

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Boysenberries?

Related to the North American blackberry, the boysenberry is a juicy berry that is glossy and large in shape. Although It is often eaten eaten fresh, it us put into jams, syrups and preserves. They taste a bit like raspberries.

Source http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-boysenberry.htm

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So can guinea pigs eat boysenberries, and if they can, how much can they eat?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their phosphorus, sugar, acidic, fat and calcium content because that is most pertinent to piggies.

Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 90 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7%
Dietary fiber 2.6 g 10%
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 2%
Sugar 6.9g

As you can see boysenberries, have a hint of calcium, but are quite sweet and have a good amount of vitamin c.

As you can see boysenberries are very good for guinea pigs but because of their sweetness guinea pigs can eat them two to three times a week.

They are a very good addition to a guinea pig’s diet because of the lack of infirmities it them.

If you can find them, they are often found in farmers markets as your average grocery store won’t usually stock them.

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