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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pistachio? (Benefits and risks)

 

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pistachio?

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pistachio?

No, a guinea pig cannot eat peanuts, because pistachios contain a high percentage of fats and sugars that may cause a guinea pig to have a lot of health problems such as diarrhea and obesity. Pistachio is a snack that humans eat and we should not offer it to small pets because it may cause them to suffocate So I do not advise you to offer pistachios to your guinea pig


are Pistachios good for Guinea Pigs?

In fact, pistachios contain high nutritional value as they contain vitamin C that the guinea pig needs and cannot produce it naturally, so it needs from an external source also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium, but it contains a high percentage of fat, sugar and calcium, and this may cause the guinea pig a lot of health problems

guinea pig needs food rich in vitamin C and calcium, but the percentage of fat and diabetes is balanced and not much. Therefore, the guinea pig's diet should consist of vegetables with a small piece of fruit, preferably if you offer him a fruit every two days and not every day. I also advise you to completely avoid the vegetables that Contains oxalates as may cause bladder stones in pig guinea


risks of Pistachios for guinea pigs

Due to the high sugar and fat content of pistachios, the guinea pig can cause many health problems such as diarrhea and obesity

Pistachios may cause Guinea Pigs stones, if you give the Guinea Pigs another food with pecans that contain oxalates, oxalates are organic substances that prevent calcium from being absorbed from the body, which causes calcium to accumulate in the body and causes bladder stones, so you must be careful and do not give the Guinea Pigs any food with Pistachios that contains oxalates such as broccoli Or spinach

Nutritional value

Nutritional value per 100 g 

  1. Energy 2,351 kJ (562 kcal)
  2. Carbohydrates27.51 g
  3. Sugars 7.66 g
  4. Dietary fiber 10.3 g
  5. Fat45.39 g
  6. Saturated 5.556 g
  7. Monounsaturated 23.820 g
  8. Polyunsaturated 13.744 g
  9. Protein20.27 g
  10. Vitamin B6 131%1.700 mg
  11. Vitamin C 7%5.6 mg
  12. Vitamin D 0%0 μg
  13. Vitamin E 15%2.3 mg
  14. Vitamin K 13%13.2 μg
  15. Calcium 11%105 mg
  16. Iron 30%3.92 mg
  17. Magnesium 34%121 mg
  18. Manganese 57%1.2 mg
  19. Phosphorus 70%490 mg
  20. Potassium 22%1025 mg
  21. Zinc 23%

Conclusion
I do not advise you to offer guinea pig pistachios because pistachios contain a high percentage of fats and sugars that may cause diarrhea for the guinea pig. They also contain a high percentage of calcium that may cause the guinea pig to have bladder stones. If he eats another food with pistachios that contains a high percentage of oxalate, therefore Be careful and do not offer peanuts to your guinea pig

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Pistachio? (Benefits and risks)
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