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can guinea pigs eat crab apple branches

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Crab Apple Branches?

Crab apple trees are often planted in commercial orchards due to their long flowering.

They are found across Europe and their fruit can be roasted and served with meat or added to ales or punches.

It is also used to make crab apple jelly.

Its wood as a pinkish color and an even texture.

It makes good quality timber and is good for carving and turning as well sweetly scented firewood. (source)

These types of trees produce branches which are often good for pets such as rabbits to chew, so can guinea pigs eat them?

Can guinea pigs eat crab apple branches?

Yes, they can eat crab apple branches.

As long as they haven’t got anything bad on them which may harm a guinea pig.

They are great for guinea pigs to chew on.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat. check out our guinea pig food list.

can guinea pigs eat crab apples

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Crab Apples?

Crab apples are a very sour and woody flavoured apple and are often used in cooking.

So can guinea pigs eat crab apples, and if they can how much can they eat.

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out a bit more about them.

In particular, their acidic, fat, calcium, sugar and phosphorus content are most pertinent to guinea pigs.

image wikpedia

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV
Calories76.0(318 kJ)4%
Total Carbohydrate20.0g7%
Total Fat0.3g0%
Saturated Fat0.0g0%
Monounsaturated Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.1g
Vitamin A40.0IU1%
Vitamin C8.0mg13%
Vitamin B120.0mcg0%

Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1874/2#ixzz2swwfqkAj

As you can see crabapples contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and have a little acid.

They have a small amount of vitamin c in them as well.

So guinea pigs can eat crabapples, in fact every other day should be fine for them 3-4 times a week. Let’s hope they don’t find them too sour though.