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can guinea pigs eat st augustine grass

Can Guinea Pigs eat St Augustine Grass?

St. Augustine grass is also known as Charleston grass in South Carolina and buffalo turf in Australia.

It is a warm-season lawn grass that is popular for cultivation in tropical and subtropical regions.

It is a medium- to high-maintenance grass that forms a thick, carpetlike sod, crowding out most weeds and other grasses. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat St Augustine grass?

Yes, they can eat it and they will enjoy eating it as well. Just make sure it doesn’t have any pesticides on it which may make your piggie sick.

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

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Borage Greens?

Used all over the world in different guises and forms, borage greens are a versatile vegetable used in many different cuisines.

Can guinea pigs eat borage greens?

So can guinea pigs eat borage greens, and if they can, how much of them can be eaten?

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

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

food info and image source wikipedia

Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 80 mg 3%
Potassium 470 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g 1%
Protein 1.8 g 3%
Vitamin A 84%
Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 9%
Iron 18%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 13%

As you can see borage greens contain some calcium and a hint if fat.

But they also contain a fantastic amount of vitamin c which is brilliant for guinea pugs.

So they can eat borage greens but only two to three times at the oat because of their calcium content.

However, do cut off the heads before you do so.

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