can guinea pigs eat blueberries

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Blueberries?

Updated 25th August 2016. So blueberries….I love them on desserts and yes, in muffins as well 🙂

They are a great delicacy and are enjoyed the world over.

So can guinea pigs eat them and if they can, how many can they eat?

Lets have a look as usual at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

I’m particularly looking for their phosphorus, fats, sugar, Oxelate acid, and calcium levels. Not to mention a healthy amount of vitamin a and c.

Energy 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates 14.49 g
– Sugars 9.96 g
– Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.33 g
Protein 0.74 g
Vitamin A 54 IU
– beta-carotene 32 μg (0%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 80 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.037 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.041 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.124 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.052 mg (4%)
Folate (vit. B9) 6 μg (2%)
Vitamin C 9.7 mg (12%)
Vitamin E 0.57 mg (4%)
Vitamin K 19.3 μg (18%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
Magnesium 6 mg (2%)
Manganese 0.336 mg (16%)
Phosphorus 12 mg (2%)
Potassium 77 mg (2%)
Sodium 1 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.16 mg (2%)

source: wikipedia

can guinea pigs eat blueberriesSo taking into account all the data here, it contains small amounts of phosphorus and fats, but not a trace of oxelate acid. But it does contain quite a lot of sugar.

However, there are very good amounts of vitamin c.

With that in mind, Guinea pigs can eat blueberries, but only one, twice a week at most because of their sugar content. If they have too many they will get tummy problems, so do take care.

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Can guinea pigs eat dried blueberries?

Yes they can but it does still contain high amounts of sugar so only in small amounts.

Can guinea pigs eat frozen blueberries?

Unfortunately, they can’t eat any frozen foods.

11 thoughts on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Blueberries?

  1. I feed my guinea pig frozen blueberries, after I’ve thawed them out of course. He doesn’t like the fresh kind. So when you said they can’t eat frozen blueberries, do u mean just while they’re frozen”

  2. this website is a very good source of information on what you can and cannot feed a guinea pig. thanks so much for such a great site!!!

  3. You say Guinea pigs can’t eat frozen foods.. But my Guinea pig loves and regularly eats frozen baby oranges that have been peeled and pulled apart while it’s still frozen. Is that bad..?

  4. my fav guinea pig has lost weigh n acting slow 3 yrs old my grand daughter was here n i think she hurt him.. some how ,, he is now pooping different not diarrhea ,, but no shape n food looking colors he is no right i took him out of cage to be alone he looks sad ,, help we live far in mountain no vets ,, he is loving with licks daily wen we pick him up ,he begs n this is not happening last time he was happy was a few days ago my daughter gave him large blueberry n banana ,i have not seen him eat nothing even his fav hay

  5. our piggies Annie Betty Summer and Pip like blueberries and grapes best of all fruit but we only give them when they come inside to calm them down.

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