We’ve already seen how much yellow and red peppers are liked by guinea pigs.
What about green peppers?
If you know about peppers you will know that there are different colours because of their maturity. We looked at that in this post 🙂
Green Peppers are those that are right at the beginning of their maturity. They haven’t even began to ripen yet and so are not as sweet as yellow, red or purple peppers.
But can guinea pigs eat them, lets take a look and find out.
As usual we’re looking at the calcium, sugar, fat, oxelate acid and phosphorus content to see if they are any good for guinea pigs. These factors determine whether a guinea pig can eat foods of not.
Also a healthy amount of vitamin c and a is very good for guinea pigs.
Calories 27 • % Daily Value*
Total fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 212 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.9 g 3%
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 305%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
As you can see green peppers have a remarkable amount of vitamin c which is fantastic news for guinea pigs.
They are also low in fat, contain no sugar,phosphorus and oxelate acid. This makes them virtually ideal for guinea pigs.
Indeed they can eat green peppers pretty much once a day as part of their diet.
I normally cut them up into strips, but piggies will take green peppers which ever way you feed it to them. All they’re concerned about is that its in their cage and ready for them to eat in some shape or form 🙂
Can guinea pigs eat green pepper stems?
No they can’t unfortunately, they need to be cut off as they are too tough for them to chew through.
Can guinea pigs eat green pepper seeds?
Unfortunately, they can’t as their is an issue of chokage. So do strip them away from the pepper when you are cutting them up for guinea pigs.
Can guinea pigs eat fried green peppers?
No guinea pigs can’t eat any cooked foods at all. Feed to them raw.