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Green onions can be a partially acceptable addition to your guinea pig's diet. The green leafy parts of green onions are safe for consumption and provide essential vitamins, protein, and nutrients. Also, they provide healthy fats that can improve your guinea pig’s brain performance and the folic acid in green onions is good for pregnant guinea pigs for healthy-weight fetuses and prevents birth defects. These nutrients can contribute to your guinea pig's overall well-being.
However, it's important to remember that the bulb parts of green onions should be strictly avoided. The bulbs have a spicy taste and contain toxins that can be harmful to guinea pigs. Feeding them the bulbs can lead to problems with excess calcium, including bladder or kidney stones. In severe cases, kidney failure may occur.
Excessive consumption of green onion leaves can also cause diarrhea in guinea pigs.
In conclusion, while guinea pigs can enjoy small portions of the green leafy parts of green onion, don’t feed them the bulbs.
If you want to give green onions to guinea pigs, wash them thoroughly and cut only the leafy part into small pieces.
Remember, it is always smart to consult your veterinarian regarding your guinea pig's specific dietary needs. They can provide personalized advice and ensure that your furry friend gets optimal nutrition for good health.
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