Honeydew melon has a shape that is a slight oval but most mostly round. It has flesh that is pale green colour and a skin that is green to yellow in colour.
It is sold in supermarkets and grocery stores around the world and is popular as a dessert.
Our kids absolutely love honeydew melon and often have it as a starter or as a light lunchtime meal.
So if we can eat it, can guinea pigs eat honeydew melon, and if so how much Dan they eat?
Looking at the nutritional data will help us under stand this fruit a bit more and as usual we’re looking at the fat, calcium, phosphorus, oxelate acid, and sugar content.
A good amount of vitamin a and c would be extremely beneficial.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 150 kJ (36 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.09 g
– Sugars 8.12 g
– Dietary fiber 0.8 g
Fat 0.14 g
Protein 0.54 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.038 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.012 mg (1%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.155 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.088 mg (7%)
Folate (vit. B9) 19 μg (5%)
Vitamin C 18 mg (22%)
Vitamin K 2.9 μg (3%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.17 mg (1%)
Magnesium 10 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.027 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 11 mg (2%)
Potassium 228 mg (5%)
Sodium 18 mg (1%)
Zinc 0.09 mg (1%)
As you can see, is contains hints of phosphorus, calcium, and fat, but does contain quite a bit of sugar.
So guinea pigs can eat honeydew melon, but not too much of it.
Once a week should suffice.
It is also got a very good amount of vitamin c in so is very helpful for guinea pigs in that sense. So it’s worth giving to your guinea pigs as part of a balanced diet.