Can guinea pigs eat celery? let’s find out that in a minute. But if you’re in a hurry the short answer is yes. But you need to consider some crucial things before giving celery to your guinea pig.Before talking about this, I like to talk about celery facts and nutrients.
Celery Facts :
First of all, celery is a good source of antioxidants. If you don’t know about antioxidants, antioxidants are the compounds that protect our body from different damages. Celery has Vitamin C, vitamin A, Vitamin K, potassium, and many more minerals too. Celery has low calories and has a low Glycemic Index. So eating celery won’t increase your sugar levels rapidly. So it is good . Apigenin is one of the vital chemicals in the celery. Because it can fight with cancer cells.
Also, it helps to reduce inflammation, .also the ability to improve our human immune system and develop nerve cells. A chemical called luteolin also has anti-cancer properties. Fiber will help to clean our digestive system and improves digestion.
So , can guinea pigs eat celery?
So let’s talk about our main topic, can guinea pigs eat celery? Don’t introduce big chunks of celery for them for the first time.Just give some small portion mixed with other regular foods. Always make sure to cut celery stalk perpendicular before delivering to the guinea pigs. Then that will be helpful to guinea pig to eat celery stalk.Guinea pigs can also eat celery leaves too.
Always don’t give celery as regular food for them. Always mix celery with food pellets or hay. Too much celery can cause diarrhea, which can be very dangerous for the guinea pig. Give celery maximum 2 to 3 times per week and give small parts. That’s my recommendation. If you can make a salad with celery, the Guinea pig will love it.If you read my previous articles, You know that i said to avoid iceberg lettuce. Don’t mix that and always give small portions from each.
So my last words are cut celery to small parts and give small portions with other vegetables, pellets or with hay to guinea pigs.
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