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Can my Guinea Pig eat Yam?

Updated: May 3

No, it is not recommended.




Can be high in carbohydrates, which can predispose to bloat, digestive upset, or enterotoxemia.


Yams are high in fermentable carbohydrates, and while they are not toxic as such, the carbohydrate load can cause 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.

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