Garden pea pods are also called sweet peas or English peas. The pods are rounded and firm and the round peas inside need to be removed or shelled before they are eaten. The pods are then discarded.
The peas are sweet and can be eaten raw or cooked, they can also be sold shelled and frozen. The peas get starchy and mealy as they get larger or if they are not cooked quickly after they are picked.
But what about the pea pods?
Can guinea pigs eat garden pea pods?
Yes, they can eat them in small amounts. They shouldn’t have too many as they are quite acidic, but they may eat all the pea pods that you feed them, so do take care.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.