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can guinea pigs eat sugar snap peas

Can guinea pigs eat sugar snap peas?

Sugar snap peas, are a cultivar group of edible-podded peas that differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to flat.

The name mangetout (French for “eat all”) can apply both to snap peas and snow peas.

Snap peas are often served in salads or eaten whole.

They may also be stir-fried or steamed.

Before being eaten, mature snap pea pods may need to be “stringed,” which means the membranous string running along the top of the pod from base to tip is removed.

Over-cooking the pods will make them come apart.

Snap peas, like all other peas, are pod fruits.

Can guinea pigs eat sugar snap peas?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
7.55 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
0.39 g
Saturated 0.0039 g
Monounsaturated 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated 0.089 g
2.8 g
Tryptophan 0.027 g
Threonine 0.099 g
Isoleucine 0.161 g
Leucine 0.228 g
Lysine 0.202 g
Methionine 0.011 g
Cystine 0.032 g
Phenylalanine 0.090 g
Tyrosine 0.099 g
Valine 0.273 g
Arginine 0.134 g
Histidine 0.017 g
Alanine 0.058 g
Aspartic acid 0.228 g
Glutamic acid 0.448 g
Glycine 0.072 g
Proline 0.063 g
Serine 0.125 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(7%) 54 μg
(6%) 630 μg
740 μg

Vitamin A 1087 IU
Thiamine (B1) (13%) 0.15 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.08 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (15%) 0.75 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%) 0.16 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 42 μg
Choline (4%) 17.4 mg
Vitamin C (72%) 60 mg
Vit E (3%) 0.39 mg
Vitamin K (24%) 25 μg
Calcium (4%) 43 mg
Copper (4%) 0.079 mg
Iron (16%) 2.08 mg
Magnesium (7%) 24 mg
Manganese (12%) 0.244 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 53 mg
Potassium (4%) 200 mg
Sodium (0%) 4 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.27 mg
Other constituents
Water 88.89 g

Source Wikipedia


As you can see, sugar snap peas contain a huge amount of water, a hint of salt, quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium and sugar, a lot of acidic content and a lot of acidic content.

This means that guinea pigs can eat them in small amounts.

How should sugar snap peas be prepared for guinea pigs?

Two or three at a time should be more than sufficient for a guinea pig. Make sure they are well cut up and washed before you fed them to a piggie.

They will enjoy sugar snap peas very much so be careful with how much you feed to them, as they will eat as much as you give them.

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

can guinea pigs eat dry roasted peanuts

Can guinea pigs eat dry roasted peanuts?

Peanuts are also known as groundnuts or goobers.

They are a legume that is crop grown mainly for its edible seeds.

They are widely grown in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Peanuts are important to both small and large commercial producers and classified as a grain legume. (source)

Dry peanuts can be roasted in the shell or shelled in a home oven.

They need to be spread out one layer deep in a pan and baked at a temperature of 350 °F or 177 °C for 15 to 20 min (shelled) and 20 to 25 min (in the shell).

Can guinea pigs eat dry roasted peanuts?

They can eat dry roasted peanuts but only a few at a time.  don’t feed them too many as they are full of fat.

Guinea pigs will eat as many as you give them as they adore peanuts.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can eat check out our guinea pig food list

can guinea pigs eat pine nuts

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pine Nuts?

Pine nuts happen to be the edible seeds of pines and there are approximately 20 species of pine producing seeds which are harvested.

They have been across Asia and Europe down the ages and are often added to fish, meat, salads and some vegetable dishes as well as baked into bread.

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Can guinea pigs eat pine nuts?

So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat pine nuts and if they can, how much of them can they eat?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out a bit more about them. In particular, the calcium, acidic, fat, sugar and phosphorus content that they have.

Energy 2,815 kJ (673 kcal)
Carbohydrates 13.1 g
– Starch 1.4 g
– Sugars 3.6 g
– Dietary fiber 3.7 g
Fat 68.4 g
– saturated 4.9 g
– monounsaturated 18.7 g
– polyunsaturated 34.1 g
Protein 13.7 g
Water 2.3 g
Vitamin A equiv. 1 μg (0%)
– beta-carotene 17 μg (0%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.4 mg (35%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.2 mg (17%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 4.4 mg (29%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.3 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg (8%)
Folate (vit. B9) 34 μg (9%)
Choline 55.8 mg (11%)
Vitamin C 0.8 mg (1%)
Vitamin E 9.3 mg (62%)
Vitamin K 53.9 μg (51%)
Calcium 16 mg (2%)
Iron 5.5 mg (42%)
Magnesium 251 mg (71%)
Manganese 8.8 mg (419%)
Phosphorus 575 mg (82%)
Potassium 597 mg (13%)
Zinc 6.4 mg (67%)

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As you can Pine nuts are extremely acidic and have a very high amount of phosphorus. This rules them out straight away for guinea pigs.

High amounts of acid content and phosphorus are bad news for guinea pigs and would do a lot of damage if they were to eat a lot of them.

If they nibble one or two of them, they should be fine, but generally, they are a food to be avoided as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

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