Thursday, November 14, 2013

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Acorn Squash?

Do you ever have a problem with lazy humans? They go to someplace called "work" all day, then they come home and don't feel like doing anything useful, like buying new foods and products for us guinea pigs to try. Well, we came up with an idea: why not suggest that some of the new foods we want to eat can also be used by the humans for their own treats? We found a recipe for "Classic Baked Acorn Squash" that they seemed to love, and we got to have some acorn squash before they did. (By the way, make sure your humans don't share any of their treat. They'll put stuff on their acorn squash we shouldn't eat like butter, and we should always eat uncooked foods anyways.)

Acorn squash is a winter squash, which means we can have it 2-4 times per week. Don't feed us the stem, skin, seeds or stringy parts around the seeds. Just feed us some raw cubes of the orange flesh.

There's edible goodies inside there.
And there they are!
I am the guardian of the plate!

We finished every last bite of this delicious food. Acorn squash gets 5/5 stars!

3 comments:

  1. hi just wondering can guinea pigs eat butter squash and if you know and if so how much per pig? I check the chart on the guinea pig cages forums but all it said was just squash not butter squash thank you

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    1. We can eat butternut squash 2-4 times per week in 100 gram portions per pig. See our post on butternut squash.

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