Rice nettles are often called common nettles, stinging nettles or nettle leaves.
They are a herbaceous perennial flowering plant and are found across Europe, Asia, Northern Africa, and North America.
There are six subspecies five of which have many hollow stinging hairs.
The leaves and hairs act like hypodermic needles, injecting histamine and other chemicals that produce a stinging sensation when contacted by humans and other animals.
It has a long history of being used as a source of medicine, food, and fiber. (source)
Can guinea pigs eat spruce nettles?
So can guinea pigs eat spruce nettles? No, they can’t at all.
They will harm a guinea pig if they are fed to them.
There many different flowers and herbs that you can feed guinea pigs but unfortunately spruce nettles are not one of them.
A food to avoid feeding them.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat do check out our guinea pig food list where you will find every possible food that you may or may not consider feeding to your piggies.