Can my Guinea Pig eat Winter Squash?
Updated: May 2
No, this is not recommended.
Can be high in carbohydrates, which can predispose to bloat, digestive upset, or enterotoxemia.
While squashes and other starchy vegetables can be fed, there is a risk that the excessive carbohydrate content causes digestive upset and is best avoided.
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.