Sunday, May 20, 2012

Homemade Treats for Guinea Pigs: Frozen Veggie Cubes

Summer is right around the corner, so it's important that we remind you to keep your piggy cool this summer. One way you can help keep your piggy cool is with these do-it-yourself frozen vegetable treats from the Happy Cavy blog.

Here's what you need to get your humans to do: wash 2 medium carrots, 3/4 of a cucumber, and a slice of apple. Cut them all up very finely. Put them in the blender with 1 cup of water. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray, and freeze. (You can also substitute 2 large leaves of kale for the cucumber.)
That looks pretty good as-is.
Once the treats are frozen, the Happy Cavy blog recommends running them under warm water for 5-10 seconds to make sure they are softened and won't hurt your piggy's teeth.

Looks a little funny now.
But tastes good! Give it to me!
Our experience was that 5-10 seconds under warm water still left an icy core in the middle that was too hard for us to eat. The humans had to warm it up before we could finish. But otherwise, these were great treats. We'll give them 4/5 stars.


  1. Hi, Lola, Buffy and Broccoli!

    Thanks so much for trying out our home-made summer snacks and for rating it 4/5. Happy munching! :)

    - Hammy the Happy Cavy

  2. Hi Hammy,

    Thanks for reading our review. If we could figure out a way for our humans to get rid of the icy core, we'd gladly upgrade it to 5/5 stars. We hope you'll keep checking out our blog.