Guinea pigs can eat broccoli but let’s take a look at the nutrition to find out how good this green vegetable really is and how often it’s safe to feed your piggies.
Broccoli is very high in vitamin C with just over 89mg per 100g. This is a very important nutrient for guinea pigs as their bodies don’t make vitamin C and they need to get it from their food.
In fact broccoli has more vitamin C than a green bell pepper. And broccoli has almost twice as much vitamin C as an orange.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable which means this vegetable can cause gas and bloating if fed in excess.
So although it is high in vitamin C and fibre as well as being low in sugar, you should take care to feed broccoli occasionally and in small quantities to avoid any bloating as this can be very dangerous for a guinea pig.
You may be wondering if guinea pigs can eat the stalks and leaves of the broccoli. In fact, they can eat the stalks as well as the florets so there is no need to waste any part of this vegetable!
Providing your guinea pig with a good variety of different types of vegetables daily ensures they get a good range of all the nutrients they need and minimises the risk of health issues.
Below is the nutritional value per 100g of broccoli