Can my Guinea Pig eat Persimmon (Japanese)?
Updated: May 2
Yes, they can eat it up to 1-2 times a week!
High in sugar - a guinea pig should have no more than a 1 cm x 1 cm piece a week
Persimmons have hard and soft varieties, and soft fruit is sweeter than hard fruit. This can be a fun treat when they are in season, but feed small amounts to reduce the risk of digestive upset
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.