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can guinea pigs eat pomegranate

Can guinea pigs eat pomegranate?

Pomegranates are red-purple in color and are a fruit grown in the northern and southern hemispheres in different seasons.

They have a huge number of seeds in them which can vary from 200 to about 1400.

Botanically, the edible fruit is a berry with seeds and pulp produced from the ovary of a single flower.

The fruit is intermediate in size between a lemon and a grapefruit, 5–12 cm (2.0–4.7 in) in diameter with a rounded shape and thick, reddish husk. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat pomegranate?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 346 kJ (83 kcal)
18.7 g
Sugars 13.67 g
Dietary fiber 4 g
1.17 g
1.67 g
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.067 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%) 0.053 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.293 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (8%) 0.377 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.075 mg
Folate (B9) (10%) 38 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (12%) 10.2 mg
Vit E (4%) 0.6 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (2%) 0.3 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.119 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 36 mg
Potassium (5%) 236 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.35 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pomegranates contain a hint of salt and fat, a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium, a lot of acidic content and sugar.

This means that unfortunately, guinea pigs cannot eat pomegranate.

It is just too acidic and sweet for guinea pigs to handle and will make them unwell if they eat it.

It is definately a fruit to be avoided as a food for your piggies. If there were to have a nibble of it by accident, then they should be fine but they shouldn’t be fed it purposely.

What fruits can guinea pigs have instead of pomegranate?

There are much better fruits that can be fed to a guinea pig such as apples, strawberries, and melon which are much better for them and will add to a balanced diet for a guinea pig.

Becuase of the sweet nature of fruit, it should be fed in small amounts for piggies and is best served in addition to the main staples of their diet which would be hay, guinea pig mix and water. Added along with a few vegetables, a small amount of select fruit gives will nutritional balance to a guinea pig’s diet.

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

can guinea pigs eat lollipops

Can guinea pigs eat lollipops?

lollipop is a type of confectionery consisting of a sweetmeat of hard candy or water-ice mounted on a stick and intended for sucking or licking.

Different informal terms are used in different places, including lollysuckersticky-pop, etc

Lollipops are available in many flavors and shapes. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat lollipops?

They can’t at all, unfortunately. They are far too sweet for guinea pigs to eat and the sugar content is too much for their stomachs.

They shouldn’t eat any kind of candy such as this. Stock to feeding them veggies and fruits plus guinea pig mix. They will enjoy it a whole lot more.

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

Can guinea pigs eat cornflakes

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cornflakes?

Cornflakes, or cornflakes, are a popular breakfast cereal made by toasting flakes of corn.

The cereal was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1894 as a food that he thought would be healthy for the patients of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan where he was superintendent.

The breakfast cereal proved popular among the patients and the Kellogg Company (Kellogg’s) was set up to produce corn flakes for the wider public.

A patent for the process was granted in 1896. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat cornflakes?

Yes, they can as long as they are dry and are not coated with anything such as sugar.

They also can’t contain any additives or preservatives or milk.

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

can guinea pigs eat donuts

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Donuts?

A donut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food.

The donut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack.

Donuts can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat donuts?

If they nibble at one they will be fine but they aren’t a food to purposely be fed to a guinea pig.

Donuts are too full of fat and are often cooked and coated in sugar to be good for guinea pigs.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can eat check out our guinea pig food list

can guinea pigs drink squash

Can Guinea Pigs Drink Squash?

Squash is another name for a cordial drink.

It is concentrated fruit juice which is purchased in bottles.

In order to drink, it only a little needs to be poured out into a glass and then water added to it to make it drinkable for humans.

As a water-based drink, it is very popular around the world and drunk in a number of different countries.

It comes in sugared and sugar-free varieties not to mention many different flavours to enhance its popularity.

We drink squash in our household all the time.

Its another name for a cordial which has had water added to it.

It could be blackcurrant, apple, lemon, grapefruit or another type of flavor.

Can guinea pigs drink squash?

So can guinea pigs drink squash?

Although it is a water-based drink, you may think that it is fine for guinea pigs to drink.

Even the sugar-free version could be good for guinea pigs, right?

Unfortunately, this is not the case at all.

They can’t drink squash at all.

It’s just too sweet for them to drink and they won’t enjoy it all.

Squash is more likely to make them sick if anything because they can’t take drinking flavored drinks.

It is much better to stick to giving them water instead, they’ll enjoy it a whole lot more and find it more refreshing than other drink you could give them.

Guinea pigs need water most of all

Guinea pigs need access to water all of the time to nourish and refresh them.

If they don’t have access to it they will find ways of drawing it out of other forage foods so that their bodies get the water that they need to survive.

can guinea pigs eat treacle

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Treacle?

Treacle is one of those foods that is usually had as dessert. It is incredibly sweet and is enjoyed by many in different types of foods.

image wikipedia

So if we can eat it can guinea pigs have treacle and if so, how much can they eat?

Can guinea pigs eat treacle?

Unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t eat treacle at all. It is far too sweet for them and is very bad for them with that.

So it really is a food that you should steal clear of as far as guinea pigs are concerned and that means treacle based desserts as well, such as treacle tart.

They are just far too sweet for guinea pigs.

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

can guinea pigs eat jelly beans

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Jelly Beans?

Now jelly beans are my favorite sweet and have I have them most weeks as I have a bit of a sweet tooth and so. Us them regularly.

image wikpedia

Can guinea pigs eat jelly beans?

So can guinea pigs eat jelly beans as well?

Unfortunately, they can’t join in the jelly bean love, jelly beans are far too sweet for them and hey will do them a lot of harm if get eat them.

So steal clear of giving them to your piggies.

If they eat one then they should be fine, make sure that they don’t eat a lot of them

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

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)