Can my Guinea Pig eat Beets (Beetroot)?
Updated: May 2
Yes, but very sparingly!
High in sugar, and will stain the pigs and enclosure!
Beets are notoriously high in sugar so feed in teeny, tiny amounts! They can be a good option for tempting unwell animals to eat if they've previously enjoyed beets
Guinea pigs and rabbits should have a variety of at least 5 different types of leafy greens to protect against nutritional excesses and deficiencies. At least 80% of the diet should be a good quality grass or cereal hay.
✔ Validated by Dr. Nicole Su
Dr. Nicole is Upilio's in-house veterinarian and bunny parent. With her oldest rabbit Ella now 10 years of age, she developed a passion for small herbivore nutrition and credits Ella's health to a good diet, as well as plenty of love.