Can Guinea Pigs Eat Brussels Sprouts

brussels-sprouts

Guinea pigs can eat brussels sprouts but as they are high in oxalic acid as well as being a cruciferous type of vegetable they should only have them a treat very occasionally and just one sprout per guinea pig.

High quantities of oxalic acid can lead to bladder stones so it’s important too keep foods with oxalates to a minimum.

Cruciferous vegetables can cause gas and bloating, so guinea pigs shouldn’t eat brussels sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage or broccoli in large quantities.

Nutritional information for brussels sprouts

Below is the nutritional value per 100g of brussels sprouts

  • Vitamin C: 85 mg
  • Calcium: 42 mg
  • Phosphorous: 69 mg
  • Fibre: 3.8 g
  • Sugar: 2.2 g
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