Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Mangosteen?

Mangosteen is an exotic fruit that the Guinea Pig Hutch lists on their "question food" list. However, we found a research paper that showed mangsosteen has anti-inflammatory effects on guinea pigs, so we figured it's probably safe to try. Since we don't know a lot about it, we'd recommend feeding it only as an occasional treat.

This is a mangosteen.
Cut it open, and feed us the white part only (minus the big seed).
Mangosteen is sweet and delicious, and we even licked the juice off the plate after we ate the fruit. 5/5 stars!


  1. have you heard of miss cavy queen she is on youtube and is awesome!

  2. Hiya,
    I've seen your post on cavy's and brussel sprout, I was just wondering if you know anything about the leaves of the brussel sprout plant. I grow my own and don't wont to make my babies sick if I give them some.

  3. Guinea pigs can eat Brussels sprout leaves, but like Brussels sprouts they should be fed in moderation, since it can cause gas.

  4. I've never seen a mangosteen before! I want to let them try one now :D