Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Peppers

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Peppers

Red peppers are are type of vegetable a lot of people enjoy eating. They can be eaten raw, cooked and in food dishes.

Some people don’t like to eat peppers though as they can be hard on some peoples stomach while others love them and don’t have any issues with them.

So can guinea pigs eat red peppers at all?

Yes, red peppers are actually highly recommend for guinea pigs as one of the best veggies you can give to them.

Make sure to thoroughly wash the red peppers first and cut them up to make sure you avoid choking hazards.

Here are a few facts about red peppers to consider before you feed them to your guinea pig though:

  • Good source of Vitamin C (not as good as green peppers but still good)
  • Don’t over feed red pepper to your piggy. A quarter is more than enough
  • Don’t not give hot red peppers to your guinea pig. They are completely different and bad for your guinea pig
  • Red peppers contain a lot of water and can cause gas, bloating and diarrhea. So moderation is key
  • Red peppers are also sweeter than green peppers

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Pepper Stems?

No, guinea pigs should not eat stems at all. They can be a choking hazard and are also too hard for a piggy to eat and digest.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Hot Red Peppers?

No, as mentioned above guinea pigs can definitely not eat hot red peppers at all. They are bad for them and would make them sick.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Pepper Seeds?

No, you cannot give seeds to your guinea pig. It can get lodged in their through and make them choke.


Yes, guinea pigs can eat red peppers and they are actually good for their health.

Moderation is key (only a quarter) so that you don’t make your guinea pig sick. Please wash the red pepper and cut in quarters and save the other pieces for later.

Make sure not to feed the seeds or the stems as they can be dangerous to guinea pigs.