Sunday, October 26, 2014

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Raisins?

Raisins are dried grapes, and guinea pigs can eat grapes. This doesn't mean that you can feed us raisins exactly the same way as you would grapes, however. The drying process compresses the sugar that was originally in the grapes into a much smaller space, so that raisins are about 72% sugar by weight. While fresh grapes can be fed 2-4 times per week in 25 gram portions, you'll want to feed us raisins only 1-2 times per month, and only 1-2 raisins at a time. You'll also want to check to make sure there are no added sugars or preservatives before feeding us raisins. Organic raisins are probably your best bet.

You're smart to feed her separately. I'd probably take that raisin!
His raisin wouldn't be so easy to take.
Saving the best for last, I see!
Raisins are sweet and delicious! It's a shame that they have to be such a rare treat due to the sugar content. (Humans, is this how you feel about donuts and cupcakes?) We'll give raisins 5/5 stars!


  1. Our human isn't a big fan of raisins, so we don't purchase them, but now we do!
    Ashley & Wendy

    1. Just remember to treat them as a rare treat, like banana.

  2. oh dear I feed them about 10 raisins each a day is that bad? they really like them!