Sunday, November 13, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Marjoram?

There's not a lot of information out there on whether guinea pigs can eat marjoram. We did find that it's closely related to parsley, which we can eat, and we did find at least one person mentioned feeding their piggies marjoram on the forum of a reputable guinea pig site. Another site (which seems reputable, although we aren't as familiar with it) had a forum post which said: "As far as I can tell, GPs can eat (in fact, adore) all herbs except chives (part of the onion family and onions are a no-no). So parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are all great, as are mint, coriander, lavender, oregano, marjoram, basil. . . " Maybe checking three sites seems like overkill, but it never hurts to be cautious when it comes to the health of your piggy!

Since we don't have specific nutritional information on marjoram, it's probably best to just feed it as an occasional treat.

This is a treat! Buffy, I wouldn't get too attached to yours if you know what I mean.
No fair! The humans fed some marjoram to Broccoli through the cage. How am I supposed to steal his food if he's protected by bars?
Marjoram is a nice, tasty treat, although it's not as good as carrots or butternut squash. We give it 4/5 stars.

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