can guinea pigs eat boiled rice

Can guinea pigs eat boiled rice?

Rice is a staple food in not only Asia and Latin America, but across the globe, and is considered the most consumed food in the world.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies rice as part of the grains food group.

200 g of cooked steamed white rice contributes 60 g (2 oz) toward the daily recommended 170 and 200 g (6 and 7 oz) for women and men, respectively.

It is considered a good source of micronutrients such as zinc and manganese.

Cooked rice refers to rice that has been cooked either by steaming or boiling.

The terms steamed rice or boiled rice are also commonly used.

Any variant of Asian rice (both Indica and Japonica varieties), African rice or wild rice, glutinous or non-glutinous, long-, medium-, or short-grain, of any color, can be used.

Rice for cooking can be whole grain or milled. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat boiled rice?

Yes, they can nibble it as long as it is cool. But it isn’t a food that they will naturally eat.

It has no nutritional benefit for them and they will probably turn their noses up at it as they do not usually eat foods that have been cooked.

It is probably a food that is best 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.

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