Guinea Pig Food List

Common Foods

  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot (skinned)
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower leaves
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Parsnips
  • Peppers (red and green, without seeds)
  • Sprout stalks
  • Sweetcorn
  • Swede
  • Turnips

Guinea pig eating cabbage
Guinea pigs enjoy lots of different vegetables

Common Foods To Be Eaten In Moderation

For guinea pigs, some foods are fine but should only really be eaten in moderation. Fruit, for example, is quite sugary and acidic, and can result in painful little sores around the guinea pigs’ mouths if fed to them too often.

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Lettuce (contains a sedative)
  • Melon
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach (contains oxalic acid so a maximum of two leaves a week)
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes

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Clark, 14 September 2019

A neighbor let 2 female guimea pigs out in his yard when they were moving. They live in a big cluster of low green bushes surrounded by lots of green grass. There is a good amount of shade and rain. I've been watching them daily for two months and started taking them food according. to your lists. They look very healthy. Do you know how long they can live outdoor?

Savi, 22 July 2019

Yes guinea pigs can eat iceberg lettuce but mine dont seem to like it as much as romaine lettuce

Bonnie, 20 July 2019

Is it a good plan to neuter males. Will it help with social activities with female pigs

Eddaphine, 8 July 2019

Can the piggy’s eat iceberg lettuce? Some websites says it is harmful then some say it is not so can some one tell me the truth

Abrianna, 3 July 2019

I just got 3 new guinea pigs i have been giving them spinach everyday in larger quantities is that bad for them?

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