can guinea pigs eat jalapenos

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Jalapenos?

Wow Jalapenos!

A food not for the feint hearted.

I love Jalapeno’s especially on pizza.

It is a member of the capsicum family and they range from being moderately hot to extremely hot. They come from South America and measure approximately 4cm long.

When they are immature, they are dark green then as they mature they go red.

They are sold in both fresh and raw and in tins.

They can be dried and smoked. When they are cooked like this, they are called Chipotle. In this state, they take on more sweet flavour.

image: flickr

So can guinea pigs eat Jalapenos and if so how much can they eat?

Lets find a little more about them by taking a look at their content.

Total Fat 0.4 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 248 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2.8 g 11%
Sugar 4.1 g
Protein 0.9 g 1%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 197%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

source: google

Well the good news is that they have a phenomenal amount of vitamin c, on the downside, because they are incredibly hot, they will burn their insides.

Despite the good vitamin c content, do not feed guinea pigs jalapeños.

Guinea pigs react badly to any spicy foods and will not like it.

A food to steer clear of.

6 thoughts on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Jalapenos?

  1. This was nice to read,i just got a ginny pig a month ago she is a sweet heart 🙂 doesn’t run around much , but she love’s her mommy 🙂 i also have a hamster but it doesn’t seem to bother her. Wondering what veggies are best? Allan likeds broccoli stems and lettuce any other suggestions ?

    1. Hi Alisha, there are quite a few you could choose from but my piggies go nuts for bell peppers and spinach amongst others 🙂

      1. My guinea pig loves jalapeno i don’t no why but that’s all he will eat i suggeast they try it at least once in there. life

    2. Bell peppers and timothy hay those are pretty much your best staples also quality green pellets and a good hey that is green and leafy I will also feed them fruit very sparingly as a treat another good food for them is when you buy corn that is still in the husks you eat the corn and feed them the husks

  2. Really appreciate sites such as this one. We have had our guinea for 3 1/2 years now and she is a real sweetheart. We are still learning new things all the time.

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