The fruit section of L. aegyptiaca or loofah may be allowed to mature and used as a bath or kitchen sponge after being processed to remove everything but the network of xylem fibers.
If the loofah is allowed to fully ripen and then dry out on the vine, the flesh disappears leaving only the fibrous skeleton and seeds, which can be easily shaken out.
Marketed as luffa or loofah, the sponge is used as a body scrub (source)
Can guinea pigs eat loofah?
Loofah isn’t for eating really as they won’t be able to break it off or digest it easily. It is more for playing with or gnawing so as to grind their teeth on it.
Guinea pigs may get frustrated with it as they won’t be able to eat it.
Loofah doesn’t break apart and stays together well.
You can purchase guinea pig toys that are made from loofah which many guinea pigs love to play with. They use them to toss around for the most part.
For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list
Dead grass is that kind of grass which has been cut off from its roots and then left to die.
It is often fed to many types of animals such as horses and rabbits. It is good for them to chew on.
Dead grass which is left to dry turns into hay, of which there are many types of hay that available for animals to eat.
Can guinea pigs eat dead grass?
Yes they can eat dead grass.
They love to eat dead grass as its great for them to chew on, however they love fresh grass more as it has more of the nutrients that they need.
So they can be fed either.
Just a side note, my piggies have never been as keen on dead grass.
They will tend to leave it until they have nothing left to chew on and then they go for it.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.
Crab apple trees are often planted in commercial orchards due to their long flowering.
They are found across Europe and their fruit can be roasted and served with meat or added to ales or punches.
It is also used to make crab apple jelly.
Its wood as a pinkish color and an even texture.
It makes good quality timber and is good for carving and turning as well sweetly scented firewood. (source)
These types of trees produce branches which are often good for pets such as rabbits to chew, so can guinea pigs eat them?
Can guinea pigs eat crab apple branches?
Yes, they can eat crab apple branches.
As long as they haven’t got anything bad on them which may harm a guinea pig.
They are great for guinea pigs to chew on.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat. check out our guinea pig food list.