Pears are a great fruit that many people enjoy eating. They are great for desserts, snacks and part of a meal.
So can guinea pigs eat pears at all?
Before we can decide we should look at a bit at the nutritional facts surrounding this fruit.
- Pears are high in sugar
- Great source of vitamin C
- They are very acidic
Therefore Yes guinea pigs can eat this fruit but very sparingly and not too often.
As this fruit is a great source of vitamin c this is important as guinea pigs cannot produce this vitamin on their own.
The bad things about this fruit though are the sugar content and acidic content. It is important to only give a little of this fruit to your piggy as it may cause them to have an upset stomach otherwise.
Also make sure that you cut the fruit up so that they don’t choke on it.
Can guinea pigs eat pear skin?
Yes, you do not need to cut it off of the pear. There is nutrition in the skin as well which is good for guinea pigs. Just make sure you don’t feed them too much as it contains a lot of sugar as well.
Can guinea pigs eat pear stems?
No, you should not give the stem to guinea pigs as they may choke on it.
Can guinea pigs eat canned pears?
No, there is just way too much sugar in the canned pears that it would upset their stomach. Canned pears are processed and include juices in the can which make it way too sweet for them.
Can guinea pigs eat pear juice?
No, just like some of the other answers above it is way too sweet for them and would hurt their stomach.
Yes, guinea pigs can eat pears but only a small about because of the high sugar and acidic content.