As part of the cabbage family Bok Choy is a leafy green chinese vegetable. It is also known as Chinese Cabbage.
This veggie is often used for stir frying or being steamed and has oval green leaves and leaf stalks that are ribbed.
So can guinea pigs eat bok choy at all?
Let’s look at the nutritional facts of this vegetable in particular the calcium, fats, sugars, phosphorus content and oxelate acid.
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 65 mg 2%
Potassium 252 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 1.2 g
Protein 1.5 g 3%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 75%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
This vegetable has a high amount of calcium which is not good for guinea pigs but also does not contain much sugar. It also contains no oxelates and phosphorus content.
It is however amazingly good for Vitamin C and A content.
Therefore guinea pigs can have bok choy only sparely at only once or twice a week at most.
Can guinea pigs eat bok choy leaves?
Yes, the leaves are good for guinea pigs as they contain a large amount of Vitamin C and A.
However because of the calcium content only feed the leaves to your piggy once or twice a week at most.