Can guinea pigs eat Jijubes

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Jujubes?

Otherwise known as Ziziphus jujuba, red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates.

They usually come in red or black and are often eaten as a snack or with coffee.

So if we can eat them, can guinea pigs eat Jujubes, and if they can how much of it can they eat?

Let’s have a look at their nutritional data, in particular the phosphorus, sugar, calcium, fat and acidic content.

Fresh jujube fruits.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 331 kJ (79 kcal)
Carbohydrates 20.23 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 1.2 g
Water 77.86 g
Vitamin A equiv. 40 μg (5%)
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.02 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.04 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.9 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6 0.081 mg (6%)
Vitamin C 69 mg (83%)
Calcium 21 mg (2%)
Iron 0.48 mg (4%)
Magnesium 10 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.084 mg (4%)
Phosphorus 23 mg (3%)
Potassium 250 mg (5%)
Sodium 3 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.05 mg (1%)

Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

As you can see Jujubes contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, fat and a quite acidic, but also contain a great deal of vitamin c which is fantastic for guinea pigs.

With that information in mind, guinea pigs can eat Jujubes but only 2-3 times a week and not everyday because if their acidic content.

But they are a terrific addition to a guinea pig’s diet.

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