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can guinea pigs eat fuji apples

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Fuji Apples?

The Fuji apple is an apple hybrid developed by growers at Tohoku Research Station in Fujisaki, Aomori, Japan, in the late 1930s, and brought to market in 1962.

It originated as a cross between two American apple varieties — the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet (sometimes cited as “Rawls Jennet”) apples.

According to the US Apple Association website it is one of the fifteen most popular apple cultivars in the United States.

Its name is derived from the first part of the town where it was developed: Fujisaki.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Fuji Apples?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional information and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus data is of most interest as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 218 kJ (52 kcal)
13.81 g
Sugars 10.39
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
0.17 g
0.26 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 3 μg
(0%) 27 μg
29 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.017 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.091 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (1%) 0.061 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.041 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Vitamin C (6%) 4.6 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.18 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.2 μg
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (1%) 0.12 mg
Magnesium (1%) 5 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.035 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (2%) 107 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (0%) 0.04 mg
Other constituents
Water 85.56 g
Fluoride 3.3 µg

source wikipedia


As you can see fuji apples, contain a huge amount of water, a hint of salt, phosphorus acidic content and calcium, a little phosphorus, plus a lot of sugar.

This means that guinea pigs can have a few pieces. But it isn’t recommended that they eat more than that.

Apples have much sugar and water content and so eating fuji apple too much may cause them problems.

Two or three slices will be more than sufficient on a weekly basis. They will enjoy it as it provides a good deal of nutritional content for them.

Why is fruit good for guinea pigs?

Fruit is good for guinea pigs to eat, but don’t feed them too much as it will hurt their stomach’s.

Feeding guinea pigs fruit is great for a well-balanced diet for piggies and fed on a regular basis with vegetables, hay and guinea pig pellets provide them with the nutritional goodness that they need.

Most fruit can be eaten by guinea pigs, however, there are many types of fruits such as citrus fruit which is too sweet or acidic for piggies. Do check their nutritional data before feeding to them.

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

can guinea pigs eat banana skin

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Banana Skin?

Banana skins are the protective covering for the flesh of a banana and are colored yellow.

They have a rubbery texture on the outside and a more fleshy texture on the inside. They are generally edible for humans although they do not taste very good.

Can guinea pigs eat banana skin?

Yes they can eat it as a treat to nibble on, but it is not a food to be fed to them regularly as part of their diet as it is generally too much for them to eat.

But as a nice treat, they may enjoy it as a one off!

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

can guinea pigs eat avocados

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Avocados?

So, ‘can guinea pigs eat avocados?’

Avocados are one of those fruits that we have as part of a salad or a cooked meal or even on occasion, on its own.

They are quite exotic fruits, as they are found in central mexico and often grown in tropical and Mediterranean climates.

We always have an avocado around as there may be a time when we use it. So can guinea pigs eat avocados?

can guinea pigs eat avocados

image: flickr masejose

My gut feeling is that it was a fruit that I should steer clear of for my guinea pig, but what did others say?

Researching the subject seemed to conclude the same thing.

In fact there was a pretty unanimous reaction!.

Can guinea pigs eat avocados?

All books, forums and sites that I looked at recommended that guinea pigs should stay well away from avocados.

Why avocados are not good for guinea pigs

What isn’t good for the guinea pig, is the light green cream which is found in the avocado which causes  the intestines to slow down because it is high in fat.

If they do have  a small amount, then it is not going to do them any harm. But a large amount may harm them.

If they do eat too much of it, then do seek the advice of a veterinarian.

Can guinea pigs eat avocado seeds?

Avocado seeds are not safe for guinea pigs to eat either as they are full of harmful toxins for the guinea pigs.

Can guinea pigs eat avocado skin?

Unfortunately, avocado skin is poisonous and not safe for them.  Stay well away from it as a food for guinea pigs.

In summary

I didn’t  even attempt to give ‘Rocket’ any avocado and will steer clear of it. With it appearing on many lists for foods that guinea pigs shouldn’t eat¸ it is not even worth risking it.

A food for your guinea pig to say away from!

can guinea pigs eat lychees?

Can Guinea Pigs eat Lychees?

So, ‘can guinea pigs eat Lychees?’

As a fruit, they are a bit of rarity.

We sometimes have them and eat them with  fruit cocktails and on meragnes and other deserts.

So if we did have some around, can guinea pigs eat lychees and would they be okay for them?

What are lychees?

can guinea pigs eat lychees?Lychees are cultivated in china and a lot of the far east and India.

They are grown on trees and have been grown since 2000bc.

They are commonly sold fresh in Asian markets and in supermarkets worldwide. They are also eaten dried or in processed cans.

Can guinea pigs eat Lychees?

Lychees are a fruit that they may enjoy. However they are very high in sugar containing 15g per 100g (according to google) which means quite a bit of their content is made up of sugar.

So if you are tempted to give your guinea pig lychees, then don’t give them a lot.

Maybe one of two slices a week at the maximum to save troubling their tummies and to stop them putting on weight.

They do  however have a large amount of vitamin c, approximately 72mg per 100g (according to Wikipedia), and an average nine lychee fruits would satisfy a human adult’s daily vitamin c requirement.

So they would do your guinea pig good in that respect.

Lychees are a guinea pig treat

Have lychees available as a treat if you want to give them to your piggies.

They shouldn’t replace the staple diet of a guinea pig which is timothy hay, vitamin c pellets and fresh water but they should provide a nice tasty extra for your cavy and give them some variety to their diet.

How did my guinea pig take to it?

I decided to give some to ‘rocket’ to see if he would take to them. He wasn’t overly keen on them I have to say. He did nibble on them but left most of them, so I wont be giving them to him in the future.

In summary – ‘can guinea pigs eat lychees?’

There is nothing wrong with giving your guinea pig lychees just don’t give them a lot and not often.

They should be a treat most of all, your guinea pig may love you for introducing them to their diet. (cavy savvy tried them out at her blog and they loved them)


can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Bananas are a popular fruit the world over and a great favourite with many people.

My family love them and consume them in vast quantities, second only to Apples in the perkins household fruit diet.

So because we have them in the house on a regular basis, I wondered if they would go down well with guinea pigs and if they were any good for them?

Can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Bananas are fine for guinea pigs to eat, but not to feed them on a regular basis.

They need to be fed as a treat because of the high sugar content and their tummies can’t handle too much of it.

My personal experience

So I tried some with my guinea pig ‘Rocket’ to see if he would take to it.

Of course every guinea pig is different and has different tastes but it would be interesting to see if he would take a liking to it.

After checking it out, he decided that they were not to his taste and left them in their dish.

I did leave them for the day in the dish for him to try but took it out at the end of the day as he hadn’t touched it.

However your guinea pig might be different, so do try it to see if they would take to it.

One or two slices should be quite enough.

What happens when guinea pigs have too much banana?

If a guinea pigs eat too much banana then they can become constipated and have tummy trouble. Something definitely to be avoided, as I wouldn’t want a constipated guinea pig on my hands and a trip to the veterinarian.

Can guinea pigs eat banana skin?

Banana skin is fine to feed to them.

It is worth chopping up for them and seeing if they will eat it, it may not be to their taste but it is worth a try as there is nothing wrong with giving banana skin to them.

Can guinea pigs eat banana chips?

Banana chips are coated in honey and sugar and are not good for guinea pigs to eat.

If you do want to give them banana chips, then one or two aren’t going to hurt them but Ieave it at that.

Can guinea pigs eat fresh banana?

Yes, fresh banana is absolutely fine for guinea pigs to eat. Just don’t let them eat too much.

Can guinea pigs eat banana leaves?

Banana leaves are good for guinea pigs to eat.

Like other large items, do chop them up for the guinea pigs to make them more attractive for them to eat.

In summary

Guinea pigs can eat bananas but they are to be considered a rare treat because of their high sugar content.

Too much, and it will cause them problems,. But if they take to it, there is nothing wrong with giving it to them on the odd occasion. Although this is something I wont be doing for the moment!

What about you? How have you found your piggies with banana?? Let me know in the comments.