Thursday, April 10, 2014

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Sweet Pea Shoots/Sprouts?

In general, sprouts are an occasional treat, and pea sprouts are no exception. This is because the calcium-phosphorous ratio of pea sprouts is 1:7, while the idea ratio for guinea pig foods is about 2:1. (We'll probably do a future post on calcium-phosphorous ratios.) Therefore, we're going to suggest you feed us sweet pea shoots/sprouts no more than 1-2 times per week.

We recommend buying organic fruits and vegetables for your piggies whenever possible.
New food feeding frenzy!
Hmm... Started to get a little bored now.
You two can finish it off.
Sweet pea sprouts were pretty good, but I got bored of them towards the end. Buffy and Broccoli never got tired of them, however. We'll give sweet pea shoots 4/5 stars!


  1. Awesome! We heard our humans talking about getting new treats, so yay!
    Ashley & Wendy

  2. I have a quick question. Ashley gnaws on the little slope thingy that goes from one side to the other. Our owner has offered her a variety of chewing items, but Ashley refused. Why is this?