Also known as red vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach, buffalo spinach, and Malabar spinach
It is a leaf vegetable that is found in tropical Africa and Asia.
So can guinea pigs eat vine spinach and if they can, how much of it can be eaten?
Lets take a look and find out more here, but looking closer at its nutritional data.
In particular, its calcium, phosphorous, sugar, fat and acidic content.
Vinespinach, (basella), raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 79 kJ (19 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.4 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 1.8 g
Vitamin A equiv. 400 μg (50%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.05 mg (4%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.155 mg (13%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.5 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.24 mg (18%)
Folate (vit. B9) 140 μg (35%)
Vitamin C 102 mg (123%)
Calcium 109 mg (11%)
Iron 1.2 mg (9%)
Magnesium 65 mg (18%)
Manganese 0.735 mg (35%)
Phosphorus 52 mg (7%)
Potassium 510 mg (11%)
Zinc 0.43 mg (5%)
As you can see vine spinach does contain some phosphorus, calcium, and is quite acidic, plus a hint of fat.
It does also contain a huge amount of vitamin c as well.
From the above information, guinea pigs can eat vine spinach, but only on a weekly basis, because of its calcium, phosphorus, and acidic content.