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can guinea pigs eat sunflowers

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Sunflowers?

Helianthus or sunflower is a genus of plants comprising about 70 species in the family Asteraceae.

The common name, “sunflower”, typically refers to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus, or the common sunflower, whose round flower heads in combination with the ligules look like the sun.

This and other species, notably Jerusalem artichoke, are cultivated in temperate regions and some tropical regions as food crops for humans, cattle, and poultry, and as ornamental plants.

The largest sunflower field is located in Tuscany, Italy. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat sunflowers?

Unfortunately, they are not good for them to eat and will harm a guinea pig if eaten.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list

can guinea pigs eat orchids

Can guinea pigs eat orchids?

The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colourful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family.

Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants. The Orchidaceae have about 28,000 currently accepted species, distributed in about 763 genera.

The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux.

Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and is more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species.

The family also encompasses about 6–11% of all seed plants.

The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species). (source)

Can guinea pigs eat orchids?

No they can’t eat them unfortunately. Orchids are poisonous for guinea pigs to eat and will harm them if eaten.

They are best avoided as much as possible.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list

can guinea pigs eat buttercups

Can guinea pigs eat buttercups?

Buttercups are a large genus of flowering plants called Ranunculus. It has yellow, shiny, petals, and grows wild in many places.

It is poisonous to eat for humans and cattle, but when dry the poison is not active.

Some other plants and people are named buttercup, based on the name of the yellow wildflower.

These include a type of pumpkin and the girl’s name Buttercup. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat buttercups?

Yes, they can without an issue. Just make sure that they haven’t been sprayed with pesticides.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.

can guinea pigs eat geraniums

Can guinea pigs eat geraniums?

Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills.

They are found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean region.

The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form.

The flowers have five petals and are colored white, pink, purple or blue, often with distinctive veining.

Geraniums will grow in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged.

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed, or by division in autumn or spring. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat geraniums?

Unfortunately, they are poisonous for guinea pigs to eat and should be avoided as a food for them

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat check out our guinea pig food list

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Azaleas

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Azaleas?

Azaleas are flowering shrubs in the genus Rhododendron.

Azaleas bloom in spring, their flowers often lasting several weeks.

Shade tolerant, they prefer living near or under trees.

They are part of the family Ericaceae.

Plant enthusiasts have selectively bred azaleas for hundreds of years.

This human selection has produced over 10,000 different cultivars which are propagated by cuttings. (source)

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Azaleas?

Unfortunately, they are not a good food for guinea pigs to eat and should be avoided.

Their leaves are not great for them to eat as well.

For more foods that guinea pigs should and shouldn’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.

 

can guinea pigs eat hydrangeas

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Hydrangeas?

Hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas.

By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. Most are shrubs 1 to 3 meters tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m (98 ft) by climbing up trees.

They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Hydrangeas?

No, they can’t unfortunately. They are a food to be avoided as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Their leaves are not good for them as well

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat check out our guinea pig food list.

 

can guinea pigs eat ivy

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Ivy?

As we are drawing towards Christmas there are bound to be plenty of Christmas type plants around.

One of those plants is ivy.

It is well known as a decorative plant and is often found amongst floral displays.

Of course it is usually found however climbing walls.

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Can guinea pigs eat ivy?

We know that ivy is poisonous for humans but is it poisonous to guinea pigs as well?

Unfortunately, it is incredibly poisonous for guinea pigs.

If your guinea pigs happen to eat them it is worth seeking veterinarian advice to check if they are ok.

But do not let them have it at all.

If you have any growing close to where your guinea pigs are, it is worth removing to a place where they cannot get to it.

For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.