So what is arugula?
It’s a lovely herbs that is dark green and peppery leaf which is usually put into salads or cooked. It is sold either by the bunch or as loose leaves.
It is also known as salad rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, or colewort. it has a peppery mustard flavour.
The smooth dark green spiky leaves look like dandelion leaves.
So can guinea pigs eat arugula and if so how much can the eat?
In the interest of good guinea pig care lets dig a little deeper and find out a bit more about this herb
Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 369 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.6 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2.6 g 5%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 25%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Arugula has a great deal of vitamin c which makes it great for guinea pigs. However it does contain some calcium.
It’s a food that you can feed regularly to guinea pigs and they will enjoy it. However don’t feed it to them daily. Every other day should suffice.
It’s usually bought in supermarkets and grocery stores so check it out when you’re next in a store as its a herb that your piggies may appreciate 🙂
What about baby arugula?
Baby Arugula is arugula which has not matured enough to grow to its full size. It is still great for guinea pigs to eat however, and can still be enjoyed by piggies.
For other foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, then check out our guinea pig foods section.