Can guinea pigs eat grapes?
My guinea pig Fluffy has her paws up on the side of her guinea pig cage and in a cute but sensible guinea pig voice she asks
“Can I have some grapes?”
I look into the fridge and there are some fresh red grapes, lots of them.
I’m hungry so I rinse one under the tap and eat it while researching whether guinea pigs can eat them
“hold on a second fluffy” I say to my cute bundle of joy,
she’s patient and her nose twitches, I think she might even have forgotten she asked whether she can eat grapes, as she seems so content just sitting and being a Guinea Pig.
It’s me that’s become curious and needs to know the answer, suddenly I want to share my love of the slightly sweet grapes with Fluffy.
That’s the thing with being human, once we grasp onto an idea it’s hard to let go but Guinea pigs just love to be alive
I think that’s enough philosophical insight for answering a question about Guinea pigs eating grapes.
The first site I came across was the RSPCA guinea pig diet and nutrition leaflet
Grapes are mentioned in the yellow sections which suggests they can be eaten by Guinea pigs 2-3 times a week.
I then found the Guinea pig hub
They answered the question really well.
It is possible for guinea pigs to eat them in moderation, the vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin B6 help your guinea pig to stay active and healthy
Eating lots of grapes can lead to your guinea pig getting tummy ache and even Kidney failure.
Treat grapes as a guinea pig treat and not a part of their daily regular diet
Everything a guinea pig loves to eat can already be found in the best guineas pig food
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed this article and I hope your Guinea pig lives a long and happy life.