can guinea pigs eat sweet potato leaves

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Sweet Potato Leaves?

Sweet potato leaves are the natural leaves of sweet potatoes.

We’ve already looked at sweet potatoes, but what of their leaves. Can guinea pigs eat them?

Calories 35.0(147 kJ) 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g8%
Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
Total Fat 0.3g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Protein 4.0g 8%
Vitamin A 1028IU 21%
Vitamin C 11.0mg 18%
Thiamin 0.2mg 10%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 20%
Niacin 1.1mg 6%
Vitamin B 60.2mg 9%
Folate 80.0mcg 20%
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 37.0mg 4%
Iron 1.0mg 6%
Magnesium 61.0mg 15%
Phosphorus 94.0mg 9%
Potassium5 18mg 15%
Zinc 0.3mg 2%
Copper 0.0mg 2%
Manganese 0.3mg 13%
Selenium 0.9mcg 1%

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As you can see they do contain little phosphorus, a hint of calcium and fat, and are quite acidic.

With that in mind, guinea pigs can eat sweet potato leaves but only one to two times a week due to their acidic and phosphorus content.

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