Saturday, August 30, 2014

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Canary Melon?

Canary melons, also known as Juan canary melons, is actually a food we've tried to review once before unsuccessfully. You see, the humans brought home one for us to try, but it turned out to be a bad one. According to WiseGeek: "When choosing a good quality canary melon, consumers should make sure the body of the melon is firm. The presence of any soft spots along the body is an indication that the melon has passed its prime, but it should be slightly soft around the stem area. If the stem area is still firm, then the melon is not yet ripe enough to be eaten." The first canary melon the humans brought home was a gooey, disgusting mess inside. This time, they brought home a good one, and we actually can do the review.

As far as we can tell, canary melons are roughly nutritionally equivalent to other types of melon. Sugar is the biggest concern when it comes to melon, and canary melon has 5 grams per 1/2 cup. For comparison, cantaloupe has about 6-7 (depending on how it's sliced), and honeydew has about 7 grams per 1/2 cup. Therefore, we're going to recommend treating canary melons the same as other melons, and only feeding them 1-2 times per week.

It's so yellow on the outside!
It tastes a lot like cantaloupe and honeydew!
That's all we get? Okay, time to lick the plate, then!
We're definitely fans of this sweet and delicious melon! 5/5 stars!

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