Many wonder, "Can Guinea pigs eat broccoli?"
Broccoli a Nutritious Treat
Short answer is, yes - guinea pigs can eat broccoli. Broccoli is a vegetable that is high in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, Fiber, and other essential nutrients. Due to guinea pigs being unable to synthesize their own vitamin C, broccoli helps to fill that void.
It should only be provided as a treat or in very small quantities. This is because broccoli is known to be rich in calcium and oxalates, which if given in abundance could lead to bladder stones and other complications to guinea pigs. If you're wary about if guinea pigs can eat broccoli, you can also feed them other vegetables that are deemed safe by reading this blog: What Vegetables can Guinea Pigs Eat? Here are some of the Best Veggies for Guinea Pigs Diet
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Broccoli Stems?
Guinea pigs can eat the any parts of the broccoli! The stem, florets, and the stalk are enjoyed by guinea pigs and will also help to maintain their dental health by helping them keep their teeth at a healthy length.
Feed some broccoli to your guinea pigs and watch them enjoy this nutritious treat, but make sure you're feeding them sparingly!
Make sure that when you're feeding your guinea pigs vegetables that they're fresh and raw! Guinea pigs shouldn't eat any cooked foods. This means the guinea pigs should be eating broccoli raw.
Watch Peanut, Tofu, Dumpling Enjoy Their Broccoli Treat!
Peanut, Tofu, and Dumpling get a treat! Watch our girls munch on some tasty broccoli! Learn about the benefits and downsides of feeding guinea pigs broccoli.