Dried fruit may spice up your pet’s diet. Before feeding it this food, make sure it’s safe.
Guinea pigs need a varied diet. Fruits aren’t as nutritious as vegetables, so only serve them occasionally (once or twice a week, not daily).
Guinea pigs need a steady diet of fresh produce, so we must remove uneaten fruits, veggies, and other perishables before decay. After an hour, remove any leftover treats from their cage. Nuts, seeds, meat, high-starch foods, rabbit pellets, and multivitamins can also cause other ailments in guinea pigs.
I periodically feed guinea pigs dried fruits, but they don’t like them. Apples, apricots, bananas, cranberries, dates, figs, mangoes, papayas, peaches, and raisins are okay for guinea pigs. Raisins are rich in calories and sugar, so give them in moderation. Some guinea pigs don’t like dried fruits, so try a tiny amount first.
Finally, guinea pigs can eat dried fruits in proportion. To avoid spoilage, we must take uneaten treats from their cage and avoid feeding them unhealthy foods. Guinea pigs can live without fruits, but we must be careful when treating them.
Dry Fruit is a treat
Guinea pigs can snack on dry fruit. However, only feed it once or twice a week.
Cut fresh apples into bite-size pieces and remove seeds and pips. Seeds may poison Guinea pigs!
Fruits are sugary, so serve them sparingly. One strawberry or three or four smaller berries usually works.
Dry Fruit is a source of vitamins.
Healthy guinea pigs need variety. Fruits and vegetables supplement timothy hay.
Bone and tooth health require vitamin C. Scurvy and other serious bone and tooth diseases can result without it.
Feed carrots, kiwifruit, berries, and pineapple weekly. Before feeding your guinea pig fruit, remove any seeds or pits.
Honeydew melon, another fruit suitable for guinea pigs, should be given sparingly due to its high sugar and water content.
Calcium in guinea pig food is toxic. Guinea pigs can get bladder and kidney stones from too much of this mineral.
Dry Fruit is a source of minerals.
Guinea pigs need vitamin C from food and water because they cannot produce it. Scurvy can cause broken bones and immune system issues if not treated. Deficiency can harm guinea pigs if not treated immediately.
To ensure your guinea pig gets enough vitamins, minerals, and fiber, feed them unlimited high-quality grass hay (timothy or orchard grass is popular), pellets, and fresh vegetables. Pellets should be given in small amounts—1-2 tablespoons per guinea pig—and only contain species-specific ingredients.
Your guinea pig can also get vitamin C from a high-quality fortified pellet with stabilized vitamin C. This vitamin must be taken orally because water breaks it down.
Dry Fruit is a source of sugar.
Dried fruit gives guinea pigs sugar, but too much can cause digestive issues and weight gain.
Dry fruit should be fed sparingly once or twice a week. Before feeding your pet, remove any seeds or pits.
Sweet bell peppers provide vitamin C for guinea hogs, who also need fruit. These low-sugar veggies are safe for pets to eat daily.
Timothy hay aids digestion and prevents tooth decay in guinea pigs. They also need clean, refreshing water daily.