Today we answer the question “Can Guinea Pigs eat bananas and banana peels / skins ?”



The very shortest answer is certainly yes.

  • Providing you thoroughly wash the skin of the banana there is nothing dangerous in either the fruit or the peel.
  • On farms and smallholdings the skins/peels are often recycled into animal food.
Squidgypigs - Blondie contemplating a banana
Squidgypigs – Blondie contemplating a banana
  • The skins especially are a good source of potassium (good for hearts) and fibre (good for digestion).
  • Many Guinea Pig owners will report that their piggies enjoy the skins more than the fruit.
  • However you should feed bananas only as a rare treat. This is because bananas are very high in sugar and could lead to diatetic or dental problems.
Squdgypigs - Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bananas? Yes!
Squdgypigs – Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bananas? Yes!

Do your piggies eat bananas? Do your piggies prefer the fruit or the peel? Let me know below.


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