Sunday, June 5, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Raspberries?

We guinea pigs have a sweet tooth. We love sweet fruits like mango and cantaloupe. Raspberries are sweet, but not as sweet as those fruits are, so you can feed them to us a little more often. Don't overdo it, though! If you leave it up to us, we'll eat way more than we should. Today our humans gave us four raspberries, each one cut in half.
That would be two each, if I shared it fairly with Buffy. That's a big if.
Despite reviewing a lot of disappointing fruits and vegetables, our level of anticipation never goes down when we smell something new to try!
First impression: It's good. Really good. Good enough, in fact, that I think Buffy won't be getting her equal share unless she eats really fast.

From now on, I eat from this half of the bowl, and you eat from that half. Deal?
Raspberries are juicy, flavorful, and sweet, but not so sweet that our humans have to worry about us eating too much sugar (that is, with reasonable portion sizes). Raspberries get 5/5 stars!


  1. aww soo cute! I have a guinea pig as well. Yours are soo cute! Boy are girl?

  2. Thanks! We're two girls and one boy.

  3. Me and my sister Kiki love strawberries, our humans give us 2 big salads everyday. Do yours?

  4. My guineas love kale, cilantro, parsley and cucumber. He is so much more into veggies than fruit but he will eat the odd grape or strawberry. I think fresh food for them is wonderful!

  5. I have four guinea pigs and one on the way two of them eat fruits and veggies and the other two don't I sure hope the baby eats them!

  6. Precious and Crystal and CuddlesAugust 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    My Mommy gives me, Precious, my roommate, Crystal, and her sister, Cuddles, all raspberries and cantaloupe when we're good. Hehe, we do fight sometimes.

  7. It sounds like your mommy is really good to you. We like how our humans give us such a variety of fruits and vegetables.

  8. my humane feeds me watermelon when they have it!!!! i Love it sooo much!!!
    ~Maggie Mae (the guinea pig)

    my guinea pig loves watermelon she has somewhat long hair and one pink ear and one brown. her whole body is calico colored with black brown and white! she even has a few colic's here and there. she eats a 1 inch by 1 inch watermelon chunk with no seeds in about 10 seconds!!!!

    ~Sophia (the owner)

    1. Maggie Mae sounds like a cute piggy! We love watermelon, too.

  9. Can they eat frozen raspberries?

  10. Thankyou so much for all the advice for guinea pigs.
    Love ur work .

  11. I have one guinea pig. thank you for the tip because i didn't know that they could have them and I'm eating them right now, so excuse me I'm gonna go give some to my guinea pig!

  12. This is Charlie, on my humans Google. My humans new to Guinea pigs. I use to have a friend named Rosie put when my human got us from the rescue Rosie had a toe infection. Sadly it recently took her away. Human spends lots of time with me we even have nightly cuddles, human asks if I want another friend but I don't know so far I'm getting plenty of cuddles from human and her brother who watches me when human is at work or in the hospital from seizures.