Persian cucumbers are a variety of burpless cucumber, which is small, sweet and seedless.
It has a smooth, thin skin which does not require peeling as regular garden cucumbers do.
It has a flesh that is largely free of bitter-tasting seeds and is firm instead of watery.
So can guinea pigs eat Persian cucumbers at all?
Can guinea pigs eat persian cucumbers?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium, and phosphorus content is of particular interest as far as piggies are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.259 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.04 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.8 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (4%) 0.079 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (3%) 147 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg
Water 95.23 g
Fluoride 1.3 µg
As you can see, Persian cucumbers contain a little sugar, acidic content, phosphorus and calcium, a huge amount of water, and a hint of fat.
This means that they can eat Persian cucumbers but only in small amounts due to their high water content.
A few slices at a time should suffice for them.
But too much Persian cucumber will give them bloat so avoid overfeeding them.
Make sure it is washed thoroughly before feeding to them.
They can eat the skin as well as long as it hasn’t been tainted by anything poisonous to them.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.