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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Collard Greens?(benefit and risks)

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Can a guinea pig eat collard greens and is it safe for him or will it cause problems for the guinea pig? All of these questions I answered them briefly below.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Collard Greens?


No, I do not advise you to introduce collard greens to your guinea pig because although collard greens contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that benefit the guinea pig, such as vitamin C and calcium, but it also contains a high percentage of oxalates that may cause bladder stones for the guinea pig
 
In my opinion, I do not advise you to give collard greens to your guinea pig because the high oxalate content may cause the guinea pig a lot of health problems, such as urinary bladder stones.

I always advise you to offer vegetables that contain a high percentage of vitamin C to your guinea pig, but these vegetables should not contain sugars or oxalates because the sugars may cause diarrhea or obesity, but oxalates may cause your guinea pig to have bladder stones, so be careful and do not offer anything that harms your guinea pig

Are collard greens safe for guinea pigs?

In fact, Collard Greens does more harm than good, although it contains many vitamins and minerals that the pig Guinea needs, such as Vitamin C, which the Guiana pig needs and cannot produce it naturally and also has a high percentage of calcium, and it also contains a high percentage of oxalate and oxalate organic substances that prevent absorption Calcium, which causes calcium to accumulate in the body and causes bladder stones, so in my opinion, I do not advise you to give Collard Greens to your guinea pig.

Also, one of the advantages of Collard Greens is that it contains antioxidants that prevent the guinea pig from developing many dangerous diseases such as dehydration and cancer.

Some people are advised to give Collard Greens only once a month for a guinea pig to benefit from vitamins and minerals. It has been agreed with them, but be sure to give it only once a month and in a very small amount.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value per 100 g 
  1. Energy 137 kJ (33 kcal)
  2. Carbohydrates5.6 g
  3. Sugars 0.4 g
  4. Dietary fiber 4 g
  5. Fat0.7
  6. Protein2.7 g
  7. Thiamine (B1) 3%0.04 mg
  8. Riboflavin (B2) 9%0.11 mg
  9. Niacin (B3) 4%0.58 mg
  10. Pantothenic acid (B5) 4%0.22 mg
  11. Vitamin B6 10%0.13 mg
  12. Folate (B9) 4%16 μg
  13. Vitamin C 22%18 mg
  14. Vitamin E 6%0.9 mg
  15. Vitamin K 388%407 μg
  16. Calcium 14%141 mg
  17. Iron 9%1.13 mg
  18. Magnesium 6%21 mg
  19. Manganese 24%0.51 mg
  20. Phosphorus 5%32 mg
  21. Potassium 2%117 mg
  22. Sodium 1%15 mg
  23. Zinc 2%0.23 mg
  24. Water 90.2 g

RISKS OF FEEDING COLLARD GREENS TO GUINEA PIG

The high level of calcium present in Collard Greens combined with the proportion of oxalates may cause bladder stones in the Guyina pig because oxalate prevents calcium from being absorbed from the body, which causes calcium to accumulate in the body and causes bladder stones.
Conclusion
I do not advise you to give Collard Greens to your guinea pig because it does more harm than good and because it contains a high percentage of oxalates that prevent calcium absorption and cause bladder stones
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