can guinea pigs eat bok choy

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bok Choy?

Also known as Chinese Cabbage, Bok choy is a leafy green chinese veggie that belongs to the cabbage family.

Its ribbed leaf stalks and oval green leaves are usually used for stir frying or being steamed.

But can guinea pigs eat bok choy, and if so how much can they eat?

can guinea pigs eat bok choyLets take a look at its nutritional data.

As usual, the things we are looking for are low amounts of phosphorus, calcium, fats, sugars, and oxelate acid.

A nice amount of vitamin a and c would be nice too.

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Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 65 mg 2%
Potassium 252 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 1.2 g
Protein 1.5 g 3%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4%

source usda

As you can see it contains no phosphorus, oxelates, and a low amount of sugar, but it does contain a significantly high amount of calcium which is not good.

But as you can see its vitamin c and a content is amazingly good.

So going on the information provided, guinea pigs can eat bok choy but only sparingly, once or twice a week at the very most.

Can guinea pigs eat bok choy leaves?

Yes they can, again they have a terrific amount of vitamin a and c, but because of their calcium content only feed to them once or twice a week at the most.


3 thoughts on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bok Choy?

  1. After returning to keeping guinea pigs after what seems like a life time I was keen to check up on what is good and not good for them. Having recently given up work for good I decided to grow my own fresh food for them. A lot of the sites I have been on give real conflickting results where one site may say “never” and another site “often”. I have therefore decided to go with foods that only appear on the okay side of EVERY site.

    My question is can guinea pigs eat the leaves of a cucumber plant? They are rather rough but are they a safe food as I know that tomato leaves are poisonous.

    1. Hi Angie, I haven’t had much experience with cucumber leaves, but I usually go on the smell and texture, but I have read that Cucumber leaves have emetic properties (they induce vomiting) when taken in large quantities by humans. So I would probably steer clear of feeding them to piggies.

  2. Can guinea pigs eat shanghai bok choy? I’m not very sure if the names of bok choy and shanghai bok choy being similar means that they are similar for guinea pigs. I’m not really an expert with plants.

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