Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pea Pods?

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pea Pods?

This particular veggie is great because you are able to eat the whole pod while it is still unripe.

Pea Pods are also known as mangetout and snow peas.

So can guinea pigs eat pea pods?

First lets take a look at the nutritional facts in particular the salt, sugar, acidic content, calcium, water content and fat.

Nutritional value per 100g
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7.55
Sugars 4.00
Dietary fiber 2.6
Fat
0.2
Protein
2.8
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(6%) 630 μg
740 μg
Vitamin A 1087 IU
Thiamine (B1) (13%) 0.150 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.08 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (15%) 0.75 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%) 0.16 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 42 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Choline (4%) 17.4 mg
Vitamin C (72%) 60 mg
Vit D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (3%) 0.39 mg
Vitamin K (24%) 25 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 43 mg
Iron (16%) 2.08 mg
Magnesium (7%) 24 mg
Manganese (12%) 0.244 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 53 mg
Potassium (4%) 200 mg
Sodium (0%) 4 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.27 mg
Other constituents
Water 88.89

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see from the data above this vegetable contains a lot of acidic and phosphorus content.

Additionally there is a huge amount of water and a little calcium.

What this means is that guinea pigs cannot eat pea pods as there is just too much water and acidic content.

This food would make them sick if they were to eat it and therefore should be avoided.

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