Most of the vegetables are usually safe to be fed to your Guinea therefore “Yes” you can undeniably feed your Guinea Pig Zucchini. The main query that Guinea Pig owners have is not, Can my Guinea Pigs eat Zucchini? but, How much Zucchini is safe for my Guinea? And how often can it be fed?
While feeding Zucchini, it is very important for the owner to know the correct portion that your cute little Guinea Pig can digest, otherwise, it can cause a huge problem. So beware!
Is Zucchini always safe for your Guinea?
Though feeding raw Zucchini is moderately safe but in some unfortunate cases it might cause allergic reactions in your Piggie. But, don’t get in a fluster, it is normal for the Guinea Pig to show some mild symptoms of allergy while trying out anything for the first time. Contact your Vet if their severity increases to be on the safe side.
A Guinea pig can completely digest Zucchini’s skin, seed, and fruit, but there is a possibility of choking hazard too; but this possibility is for everything they eat not especially Zucchini.
How much Zucchini to feed?
You should never serve more than 100 grams of Zucchini to your Piggie in a day. If you increase fruit and vegetable portions more than required in your Guinea Pig’s diet, it will surely put your pet’s health at risk.
While feeding them for the first time, just give them 1-2 slices/cubes and wait for about 24 hours. If your furry pet seems to like the treat without any issues, then go on and feed some more next time and gradually increase the serve.
You can treat your, furry friend, with Zucchini up to 6-7 times a week at max. Feeding more Zucchini can cause gastric upset. You Piggie can show symptoms of diarrhea or vomiting because of excess vitamin A and C in Zucchini. And if not treated on time could lead to dehydration and other serious health issues.
The correct way of feeding
- Firstly you need to properly clean the Zucchini, it removes all the bacterias, chemicals, and pesticides.
- There is no need to peel the Zucchini’s skin off unless your Piggie is picky off course.
- Cut the Zucchini into either tiny cubes or thin slices.
- Remove the Zucchini seeds, because it might choke your Guinea and it also looks tidy to serve without seeds.
- Make sure to remove uneaten Zucchini from the cage after a few hours, because bacterias might take over the slices or pieces and you definitely don’t want your pet to eat that bacteria coated food.
Can Guinea Pigs eat Zucchini?
After all this talk, you know you can surely treat your furry friend with Zucchini every now and then. So, go ahead feed your Guinea Pigs with Zucchini, you can try to have fun with your pet’s food. Mix right proportion and combination of fruits & vegetables.
Make a great, fun diet for your cute little Guinea Pigs!