Small Pets Breeding

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Arugula? (benefits and risks)

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Can a guinea pig eat Arugula and is it beneficial or harmful to it? All of these questions I answered below

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Arugula?

Yes guinea pigs can eat Arugula in moderation. Arugula contains a high nutritional value as it contains vitamin C, which the guinea pig needs in abundance because it cannot produce naturally, so it also contains a good proportion of calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin K and A.

Arugula is one of the best vegetables that I advise you to add to your guinea pig’s diet, but you should give it to him in moderation, as once a week is sufficient, because Arugula contains a high percentage of water, which may cause the guinea pig to have diarrhea as well. The guinea pig may not like Arugula because of its taste. Therefore, if he does not like to eat Arugula, do not give them to him again

Is arugula safe for guinea pigs?

 

Yes, it is very safe and it will not cause the guinea pig any problems, but you should give arugula in moderation and not every day because that will cause him many problems such as diarrhea. Some people think that the high calcium content in arugula may harm the guinea pig and cause him bladder stones, but this belief Wrong, because bladder stones are formed when food contains a high percentage of oxalates that prevent calcium from being absorbed, causing bladder stones, and arugula does not contain oxalates, so do not worry arugula will not cause a guinea pig to have bladder stones , But you should give arugula to your guinea pig in moderation, as once a week is sufficient

can guinea pigs eat Arugula everyday

No, and I do not advise you to do this, because either it causes the Guinea pig many problems
Psychological problems such as depression and unhappiness, because he eats the same food every day
Health problems Sometimes you may give your guinea pig a food that contains oxalate, which could cause your guinea pig to have bladder stones

 

can guinea pigs eat baby arugula

 

Yes, a guinea pig can eat baby arugula, it is also good for it and contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that can benefit the guinea pig, but of course you should offer it in moderation to the guinea pig so as not to cause him any health problems

 

Can guinea pigs eat cooked arugula?

 

Yes, but I do not prefer to serve cooked food to the guinea pig for several reasons, the most important of which is that the cooked food only contains a large proportion of vitamins and minerals when you put it on the fire. It has many health problems, so if you want to give cooked arugula to your guinea pig, make sure to serve it without any additives, without salt or spices.

 

benefits of arugula for guinea pigs

 

Watercress contains a high nutritional value. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals that benefit the guinea pig, such as vitamin C, which the guinea pig needs in abundance and cannot produce it naturally, so it needs it from an external source. Watercress contains a good percentage of vitamin C. It also contains a percentage of calcium, which helps In strengthening and building bones, it also contains magnesium, iron, phosphorous and other vitamins and minerals that are good for the guinea pig.

 

NutrientValue

Water [g] 91.71
Energy 25
Energy [kJ] 105
Protein [g] 2.58
Total lipid (fat) [g] 0.66
Ash [g] 1.4
Carbohydrate, by difference [g] 3.65
Fiber, total dietary [g] 1.6
Sugars, total including NLEA [g] 2.05
Calcium, Ca [mg] 160
Iron, Fe [mg] 1.46
Magnesium, Mg [mg] 47
Phosphorus, P [mg] 52

 

risks of feeding arugula for guinea pigs

In fact, there are absolutely no risks from arugula, but arugula may be harmful if you give it to the guinea pig too much. As I mentioned, I advise you to offer arugula only two or three times a month. Also, arugula contains a high percentage of calcium, which is of course good for the guinea pig

 

But it may also be harmful to the guinea pig, if you give another food with arugula that contains a high percentage of oxalate, it may cause the guinea pig bladder stones and pain when urinating and oxalates are digestive substances that prevent calcium absorption from the body, causing bladder stones so be careful

Conclusion

Arugula is very good for a guinea pig, but it should be eaten in moderation and in a small amount, although it contains a high nutritional value and is not harmful, but Arugula may sometimes cause bladder stones for a guinea pig, if it is eaten with Arugula another food or fruit that contains a high proportion of oxalates So be careful while you give him Arugula

WHAT CAN Guinea Pigs Eat

 

Guinea pig loves to eat vegetables in general, so the guinea pig’s diet should consist every day of vegetables with a small piece of fruit, but do not give him much fruit because it contains a high percentage of sugars that may cause him diarrhea and obesity, there are some vegetables that a pig cannot A guinea pig should eat it, which is a vegetable that contains a high percentage of oxalate because it may cause a guinea pig to have bladder stones

 

vegetables that you can give to your guinea pig
 

 

  1. Roman lettuce: Roman lettuce is one of the best vegetables that you can offer your guinea pig, but only Roman lettuce and not any other type of lettuce such as ice lettuce because it contains a high percentage of water that may cause your guinea pig to swell
  2. Celery: Celery is also very good, but don’t have a lot of it because your guinea pig may not like the taste, but celery is very good for your guinea pig.
  3. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are good, but it is preferable to give them tomatoes that contain a low percentage of salts
  4. Cucumber: Cucumbers are also a good choice for your guinea pig due to their high nutritional value
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