We’ve already looked at mandarin oranges and seen that guinea pigs can eat a small amount of them.
They contain a good amount of vitamin c which is great for them.
However what about canned mandarin oranges?
Can guinea pigs eat canned mandarin oranges?
Canned mandarin oranges are good because they hold their nutritional values throughout the year.
This means that we can eat them whenever we want to and don’t have to rely on them being in season.
As long as the can isn’t opened then they are fine.
However the thing with canned mandarin oranges, as opposed to fresh ones, is that they are often quite high in added sodium or sugar.
They are also contained in syrup in the can.
This is pretty bad for guinea pigs as will hurt their tummies if they eat them.
So if you are going to feed canned mandarin oranges to your guinea pigs then it is worth looking for those that are free of additives (if they exist at all?) and feed them small amounts at the very most.
But on the whole, stick to normal fresh mandarin oranges and you won’t go wrong.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.