Apples

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Apple

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Apples?

Guinea pigs love apples but, as with all fruit, apples (both red and green) are high in sugar, so they must only be given as an occasional treat and shouldn't form a major part of your guinea pigs diet.

Cores, skins and pips - are they safe?

Cores, skins and apple seeds are all safe for your guinea pig to eat.  Despite what you may hear, apple pips are not dangerous to guinea pigs, they won't poison your guinea pig and they won't choke on them either. Apple skins are also good for your piggies but as with any fruit or vegetable you must wash them first and if you can get hold of the unwaxed apples that is even better!

Although apple cores are quite fibrous, your guinea pig will have no trouble chomping their way through these so don't discard these.

Can they eat cooking apples?

A frequently asked question about apples and guinea pigs is whether they can eat cooking apples. There doesn't seem to be any solid information about whether or not cooking apples are safe,so it is probably best to stick to eating apples.

Can guinea pigs eat cooked apples?

Although we like cooked apple products, guinea pigs should not eat cooked products. This isn't a natural way for a guinea pig to eat food as they are used to foraging in the wild where cooked food would not be available. Always feed raw vegetables and fruit and stay away from anything that has been cooked.

Do apples cause sore mouths in guinea pigs?

It is often said that too much apple can cause a guinea pigs mouth to become sore. However there is no evidence to suggest this is the case. A sore mouth is often caused by a build up of food in the front teeth and is more common in older guinea pigs. However, If your guinea pig does have this condition, apple may aggravate the soreness so it's best to keep away from this fruit until they are better. 

Regularity

Treat: feed occasionally

Vitamin C

4.6mg per 100g

Calcium

6.0mg per 100g

Phosphorous

11.0mg per 100g

Calcium : Phosphorous

0.55:1