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can guinea pigs eat pomegranate

Can guinea pigs eat pomegranate?

Pomegranates are red-purple in color and are a fruit grown in the northern and southern hemispheres in different seasons.

They have a huge number of seeds in them which can vary from 200 to about 1400.

Botanically, the edible fruit is a berry with seeds and pulp produced from the ovary of a single flower.

The fruit is intermediate in size between a lemon and a grapefruit, 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) in diameter with a rounded shape and thick, reddish husk. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat pomegranate?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)
Carbohydrates
18.7 g
Sugars 13.67 g
Dietary fiber 4 g
Fat
1.17 g
Protein
1.67 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%) 0.053 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.293 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (8%) 0.377 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.075 mg
Folate (B9) (10%) 38 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (12%) 10.2 mg
Vit E (4%) 0.6 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (2%) 0.3 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.119 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 36 mg
Potassium (5%) 236 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.35 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pomegranates contain a hint of salt and fat, a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, a lot of acidic content and sugar.

This means that unfortunately, guinea pigs cannot eat pomegranate.

It is just too acidic and sweet for guinea pigs to handle and will make them unwell if they eat it.

It is definately a fruit to be avoided as a food for your piggies. If there were to have a nibble of it by accident, then they should be fine but they shouldn’t be fed it purposely.

What fruits can guinea pigs have instead of pomegranate?

There are much better fruits that can be fed to a guinea pig such as apples, strawberries, and melon which are much better for them and will add to a balanced diet for a guinea pig.

Becuase of the sweet nature of fruit, it should be fed in small amounts for piggies and is best served in addition to the main staples of their diet which would be hay, guinea pig mix and water. Added along with a few vegetables, a small amount of select fruit gives will nutritional balance to a guinea pig’s diet.

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

can guinea pigs eat lollipops

Can guinea pigs eat lollipops?

lollipop is a type of confectionery consisting of a sweetmeat of hard candy or water-ice mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking.

Different informal terms are used in different places, including lollysuckersticky-pop, etc

Lollipops are available in many flavors and shapes. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat lollipops?

They can’t at all, unfortunately. They are far too sweet for guinea pigs to eat and the sugar content is too much for their stomachs.

They shouldn’t eat any kind of candy such as this. Stock to feeding them veggies and fruits plus guinea pig mix. They will enjoy it a whole lot more.

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

can guinea pigs eat chocolate

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Chocolate?

Chocolate is one of the most popular food types in the world today.

There are many different foods that contain chocolate today including desserts such as cakes, puddings, mousse, chocolate brownies, and cookies.

It is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds which are then roasted and ground.

It is then made in the form of a liquid,  paste or in a block or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat chocolate?

They can nibble on it, but it isn’t a food that should be purposely be fed to piggies due to its sugar and cocoa content.

It is just too sweet for them to eat unfortunately and should be avoided altogether as a food for them.

Unfortunately, this includes other types of chocolate foods such as Chocolate milk, cake, mousse, brownies, and biscuits.

They are great foods for us, not necessarily for them.

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

can guinea pigs eat jello

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Jello?

We love jello in our house and so we often see it on various occasions.

So if we can eat jello can guinea pigs eat it and if so how much can they eat?

Can guinea pigs eat jello?

Unfortunately, they can’t join in the whole jello fun. This is because jello is made up of sugar and water, both things that are not so good for guinea pigs.

So if you have jello in your home then keep it away from your guinea pigs.

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

can guinea pigs eat treacle

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Treacle?

Treacle is one of those foods that is usually had as dessert. It is incredibly sweet and is enjoyed by many in different types of foods.

image wikipedia

So if we can eat it can guinea pigs have treacle and if so, how much can they eat?

Can guinea pigs eat treacle?

Unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t eat treacle at all. It is far too sweet for them and is very bad for them with that.

So it really is a food that you should steal clear of as far as guinea pigs are concerned and that means treacle based desserts as well, such as treacle tart.

They are just far too sweet for guinea pigs.

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

can guinea pigs eat polo mints

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Polo Mints?

Polo mints are a popular mint in the UK and are renown for helping people get a minty fresh breath.

So is it ok for guinea pigs to eat them?

image wikipedia

Can guinea pigs eat polo mints?

Unfortunately, there is a real choking issue and should be kept away from guinea pigs.

If they do happen to eat one or two then they should be fine but because they are very sweet and hold no nutritional value for them, they should not be fed to them regularly.

If they do happen to eat more than one or two, then it would be worth seeking veterinarian advice for what do to next.

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

can guinea pigs eat nutella

Can Guinea Pigs eat Nutella?

Who doesn’t like Nutella right? Its absolutely fantastic on toast or you know on most things!! 🙂

So if we can eat it can guinea pigs eat Nutella?

image wikipedia

Can guinea pigs eat Nutella?

Unfortunately, they can’t at all.

Nutella is far too sweet for guinea pigs and so their tummies just can’t handle it at all.

Plus they are unable to eat any dairy products of which Nutella contains quite a bit.

This is because they are lactose intolerant which would mean even more tummy upset.

So it is a food that guinea pigs should definitely avoid.

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

can guinea pigs eat licorice

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Licorice?

Licorice is one of those sweets that you either love or hate. I know plenty of people who both love and hate it.

Me personally, I’m in the former camp as someone who could eat them all day.

image wikipedia

Can guinea pigs eat licorice?

So if we can eat them can guinea pigs eat licorice, and if so how much can they have?

Unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t eat licorice at all. It is far too sweet for them and is not good for them to eat at all.

So it really is a food for them to steer clear of and not eat at all.

If they do happen to nibble on a piece then it won’t do them much harm but just don’t let them have another.

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

can guinea pigs eat strawberry jam

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Strawberry Jam?

We love strawberry jam

There’s nothing quite like it on scones especially with clotted cream in the summertime.

An English tradition that we enjoy immensely.

image wikipedia

So we know that guinea pigs can’t eat dairy. But what about strawberry jam?

Can guinea pigs eat strawberry jam?

Unfortunately, strawberry jam is far too sweet for them to enjoy.

Of course, if they are presented with it, they will nibble at it.

But they can’t eat sweet things too much and because strawberry jam is very sweet it is not good for them at all.

So as far as feeding it to your guinea pigs is concerned, steer clear of doing so and give them something they’ll enjoy instead.

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

can guinea pigs eat honey

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Honey?

Ahh honey, that most lovely of things to have on toast. Beloved by many around the world and Winnie the pooh of course for its sweetness and beautiful texture.

imge flickr siona karen

But if we can eat it can guinea pigs eat honey?

Can guinea pigs eat honey?

Lets look at the nutritional data to find out a bit more about it.

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

Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 52 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 82 g 27%
Dietary fiber 0.2 g 0%
Sugar 82 g
Protein 0.3 g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 0%

source udsa
Unfortunately they can’t. This is because guinea pigs cannot eat sweet things. They are incredibly bad for them.

It also contains absolutely no nutritional value for guinea pigs whatsoever, including no vitamin c.

It is also far too sticky for them to get their mouths around it.

So if you are thinking of giving your piggies honey, don’t even go there 🙂

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