Plants & Flowers

It is important to be absolutely sure in the identification of any plant before feeding to a guinea pig. If there is any doubt "leave it out".

Wild Plants and flowers which can be fed to guinea pigs are:

  • Chickweed
  • Coltsfoot
  • Cow Parsley
  • Dandelion Leaves (has diuretic and laxative properties, so feed in moderation) (35.00 mg Vitamin C per 100 grams)
  • Grass
  • Groundsel
  • Plantain
  • Rose (petals)
  • Sow Thistle
  • Yarrow

Plants and flowers that are poisonous to guinea pigs include:

  • Blindweed
  • Bryony
  • Buttercups
  • Bluebells
  • Crocus
  • Daffodil
  • Dock
  • Dog Mercury
  • Foxglove
  • Hyacinth
  • Laburnum
  • Poppy
  • Ragwort
  • Sorrel
  • Toadflax
  • Tulip
  • Yew

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