Can Guinea Pigs Eat Yellow Peppers

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Yellow Peppers

As a guinea pig owner you may wonder to yourself if it is safe for a guinea pig to eat yellow peppers or any bell peppers for that matter.

Some people have a hard time eating peppers because they can be hard on their stomach while others enjoy them without any issues. Bell peppers are also a good source for vitamins.

But can guinea pigs eat yellow peppers safely or not? Let’s discuss the answer here.

The quick answer is Yes guinea pigs can safely eat yellow peppers and actually on a daily basis.  There are a few things to consider though.

First we should look at the nutritional facts surrounding yellow peppers:

Per 100 Gram Amount
Calories 27 • % Daily Value*
Total fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 212 mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.9 g 3%
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 305%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

As you can see from the information above that yellow peppers are actually very good for guinea pigs to eat especially because of the vitamin C that they contain.

They don’t have as much vitamin C as a green pepper contains but it is still a good amount.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Yellow Pepper Stems?

No, it is not safe for your piggy to eat the stem of a yellow pepper and they should be avoided altogether. There is a risk of the stem getting lodged in your guinea pigs throat and causing them lots of health problems and risks.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Yellow Pepper Seeds?

No, again this could be a choking hazard for guinea pigs and as well have no nutritional value for them. Therefore the seeds from a yellow pepper should be avoided too.

Summary

Yes a guinea pig can eat a yellow pepper daily but only 1/8th of a pepper. Make sure it is not a hot pepper. Make sure to avoid the seeds and stem.

Wash the yellow pepper thoroughly to avoid any pesticides or any other bacteria.

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