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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Apricots? The Answer is Yes!

Published: 6/8/2013 | Author: HappyCavy | Updated: 6/10/2013

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Guinea Pig with Apricot Fruit

Summer is upon us! And with warm weather comes a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables for your guinea pig to snack on.

So The Humans decided to take a short walk to the corner store today, as they usually do on the weekend, to pick out a few plump, juicy apricots. Once home, the HappyCavies began wheeking almost immediately!

The verdict is in: Give us more apricot!

Answer: Apricots, along with its plum hybrid partner apricum, are safe for guinea pigs to eat.

Cavy Precaution: Apricot

Like any other fruit or vegetable, apricots should be thoroughly washed under cool water for at least 10 to 15 seconds or until the fruit is clean and free or dirty or other debris.

And keep in mind: Apricot bruises easily. So be gentle!

Caution: Apricots, along with apricum, are high in sugar and not to be fed as a regular treat. It’s best to limit the feeding of high-sugar fruits like apricot to just 1 or two small slices at once or twice per week.

Munch on, piggie pals!

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Want to know which other fruits, vegetables, and herbs your guinea pig can enjoy? Jump to the HappyCavy Guinea Pig Safe Food List to find out!

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  • Allison Walker Payne

    I wish this blog had been around forty years ago when I had Amos and Mahitable – my two Abyssinian guinea pigs! What a great set-up you provide. Also, enjoyed the article in The Orgeonian. Another reason to love Portland!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by! You are much more clever at naming cavies than my Humans 🙂

    Glad you like the site, don’t be a stranger!

  • Allison Walker Payne

    I won’t! Thanks. :0)

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