Carrot juice is drunk by humans as a health drink as it has a high content of β-carotene, a source of vitamin A, but it is also high in B complex vitamins like folate. It has a sweet flavour of concentrated carrots.
Today, we are looking at the question ‘can guinea pigs eat carrots?’
When it comes to guinea pig foods carrots have got to be up there with the most popular guinea pig foods. Carrots are the guinea pig version of chocolate.
This is because as nice as they are to guinea pigs, they do require eating in moderation. Carrots contain a lot of vitamin a which can detrimental.
Carrots are also high in sugar and as nice as that is for guinea pigs, it makes them vulnerable to having diabetes later in life.
It also doesn’t contain that much vitamin c which doesn’t enhance the guinea pig’s diet. It also contains a high amount of water which means that they can become bloated if they have too many.
• Calories 41
• % Daily Value*
Total fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 69 mg 2%
Potassium 320 mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 4.7 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 334% Vitamin C 9%
It is really easy for us as owners to over feed our guinea pigs with carrots, kind of like fries, sweets or chocolate but too much is ultimately bad for them. Guinea pigs would eat carrots all day if we put them down for them.
So how much is enough?
One carrot a day is more than sufficient for your guinea pig. Anything more and you’re moving into overfeeding territory.
As you can see the carrots went down very well with Rocket when I laid them down for him.
Can guinea pigs eat carrots daily?
Yes they can eat carrots every day. just one a day will suffice.
Can guinea pigs eat carrot peel?
Carrot skin is absolutely fine for guinea pigs to eat. Again, just watch how much you feed them.
Can guinea pigs eat carrot tops?
Carrot tops are fine for your guinea pig. If you have chopped them off when preparing food, then save them for your guinea pig. If you are feeding your guinea pig carrots, then there is no need to chop the carrot top off.
Can guinea pigs eat carrot juice?
No, it is far too sweet for them. It is much better give them water instead.
Can guinea pigs eat carrot cake?
It is best not to feed it to them as it is very sweet and there is nothing in it that is good for them. It just isn’t worth feeding it to them.
Verdict – Can guinea pigs eat carrots?
Yes guinea pigs can eat carrots, just don’t fall into the temptation of giving them too much as they will eat them all day.