Sunday, September 7, 2014

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Red Kuri Squash?

Red kuri squash goes by several other names, including: Japanese Squash, Orange Hokkaido Squash, Baby Red Hubbard Squash, and the Uchiki Kuri Squash. We'd like to add another name to that list: Lunch! Red kuri squash is a winter squash, and we can eat winter squash 2-4 times per week.

Red kuri squash looks like a smooth pumpkin.
Tastes pretty good.
No, it's not your plate! Stop hogging it! I'm the dominant pig!
Broccoli liked red kuri squash enough at first to try hogging the plate, but then he gave up and ran off to eat hay that had fallen on the floor. Buffy and I both grazed on the plate for longer, but I think the humans had put down enough squash cubes for three piggies, and with only two of us eating, we had our fill without finishing it.

By the way, these things are pretty big, so a lot of the red kuri squash will go to your humans, who like to apply heat and ingredients that make it unsuitable for piggies to eat. It's important that you reward your human for good behavior like bringing you home new foods to try!

Although pretty good, this squash wasn't our favorite, and we got a little bored of the flavor partway through eating it. Therefore, red kuri squash gets 3.5/5 stars!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting! Looks like there's also some trouble about dominance! Good luck!
    Ashley & Wendy