Also known as Boston lettuce, butterhead lettuce is known for its large, ruffle outer leaves and it’s blanched head.
It is tended to be grown a lot throughout Europe but is eaten around the world.
So can guinea pigs eat butterhead lettuce, and if they can how much of it can they eat?
Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its calcium, fat, sugar, phosphourus, and acidic content is of interest as far as guinea pigs are concerned.
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As you can see butterhead lettuce contains a little phosphorus and calcium, and a a little acidic, it contains a hint of fat and some sugar.
It’s vitamin c content is also not that high.
With that in mind, guinea pigs can eat butterhead lettuce but only one to two times a week due to its phosphorus and calcium content. It doesn’t offer that great a nutritinal benefit to gujnea pugs and there are definitely better veggies for them to eat.