5 Things You Should Know About Guinea Pigs and Apples

IMG_4707Recently whee were asked on Twitter ‘Can guinea pigs eat apples?’ and with it getting to that Autumnal time of year when hoomans enjoy a good apple pie (as Sammy from One Spoiled Cat reminded us when he said his hooman was making one!) whee thought whee would do a blog post answer!

In short; yes!

Like hoomans, whee guinea pigs enjoy most types of apple.

However anything you hoomans don’t like, whee probably won’t probably like. (eg. sour apples like crab apples) Whee are also not keen on unripe apples as again, the flavour is a bit sour.

Things to think about before giving a guinea pig apples

  1. Apple seeds/pips contain cyanide and can serious upset our insides so make sure they are ALL removed before giving us any.
  2. Apple leaves are pretty nommy and whee can eat small amounts of them. However they are high in calcium so don’t give us too many.
  3. Whee have very small mouths so please chop apple up into small pieces so they are easier for us to digest
  4. Apples are pretty acidic so please only give us small amounts once a week as otherwise whee may get sores in our mouths and on our lips
  5. Like anything, too much of a good thing is bad for us. Apples are more of a treat than anything else.

Whee have an orchard near our new Hutch that whee can send the hoomans to and they bring us a little treat back sometimes!

Whee hope you found this useful. Do you have a seasonal treat you particularly enjoy?

Happy Thursday

Buddy – Guinea Pig Connoisseur


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Posted on October 23, 2014, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 60 Comments.

  1. I’m terrified of giving my lot apples because of mouth sores but very, very occasionally they get a little bit 🙂

  2. I eat anything and love apples.

  3. We really don’t get human food so none of us have ever knowingly had applies. But they sound pretty good. So enjoy them when you have them. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. I used to like apple but not so much now,I don’t even like my carrot bakes any more,xx SPeedy

  5. Apples are good but being all dog I refuse any fruit or veg much to my peeps annoyance. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Apples! They sure smell good when my Mom makes an apple pie!

    Hugs, Sammy

  7. Fascinating information, as always, B. In this case, Mom treats me like a guinea pig. She only gives me tiny pieces of apple once in a while. Wheek! Wheek!

    Love and licks,

  8. Yay! We JUST found you on twitter! But I’m so pleased the piggies get to eat apples because the pups LOVE them so wouldn’t want them to miss out!!
    Hugs, Carrie and Pups x

  9. Buddy what great info for Piggie owners 🙂 indeed apple seeds are a big no no for all species I think..enjoy that orchard sweet ones 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

  10. Yous know what Buddy? Weez didn’t even know all those fings ’bout apples. Glad yous got a little tweat growin’ so close to yous hatch. 🙂

    Luv ya’


  11. The Scotties love apples too.

  12. My Ginny always loved a piece of apple, but Sakura never seemed to love it as much as her cagemate. 🙂

  13. Apples are a favorite around here too!

  14. oh my…I can’t even imagine eating ‘apples’…but now Mom L…totally!!!

  15. Very interesting. The sheep love apples but for them they are a treat too. They may not eat too many apples either.

    • Whee are pretty clever and we can usually tell when whee have eaten enough of something. Whee are sure the sheeps are the same ^_^


      • Not really. Once they broke into a barn where a big bag of dried sheepfood lay. They ate lots of it. And when I found them, two of them couldn’t walk alone anymore. Sheep have very complicated stomachs and if they eat too much, they can’t breath anymore. Luckily it wasn lethal, I lifted them up and made them walk around. But it was quite close. Either sheep are stupid (don’t tell Brad) or their digestive system is. If they eat too many apples they get different problems from too much carbohydrates.

  16. hello hutchizens its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot??? yoo kan eet apples??? i may hav to tayk a kloser luk at mamas macbook!!! ok bye

  17. I like apples too:-)

  18. I have not tasted apples before but my favorite fruit is watermelon! I may have to try apples now so I have a fruit to eat in the fall as well as summer. 🙂 Love, Lucky and his Shih Tzu Mom

  19. Great post my friend. I’m so with you on apples. I absolutely ❤ apples. They are one of my all time favorite snacks. I usually get a half of one sliced up for my bedtime snack. A piggy can't go to sleep at night without a full belly, right? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  20. Great post! So good to help people know more about what they should and shouldn’t feed their pets!

  21. Gheehee you have very small mouths :3 so cuuuute! Did you end up going to the convention Amy? And dressed as Gambit?

  22. I turn my nose up at most fruit and veg. Sausages are always acceptable!

  23. Yow Buddy me did not nose sum of da stuff ’bout da applez n G-Piggiez…
    Me Mum cannot eat da skin of applez n usez da veggie peeler to take da skin off….n iffin she eatz too much apple she getz sorez in her mouth too,,,,maybee she iz part G-Piggie?? 😉
    Lub Nylablue n Mum x0x0x0x0x0

  24. Good to know, especially about the cyanide

  25. Say dat wuud werk!! Me Mum an honoraree G-Piggie 😉
    Me will call her “Pookie Mum”, MOL!!

  26. 😉 Named fer da G-Piggie what Mum ‘dopted butt me did not get along wif n what Aunti Renee adopted frum Mum…so me wuud name Mum aftur dat G-Piggie POOKIE! 😉

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