Can my Guinea Pig eat Sweet Potato?
Updated: May 2
No, this is not recommended.
Extremely high in carbohydrates, which can predispose to bloat, digestive upset, or enterotoxemia.
Sweet potatoes are high in carbohydrates and sugars and should not be fed, raw or cooked, as the risk for causing gastrointestinal distress is high.
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.