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Can my Guinea Pig eat Green Hot Pepper?

No, they can never eat it!

Contains capsaicin - severe irritant

While sweet peppers or capsicum are fine, spicy peppers or chiles contain larger amounts of capsaicin, which is a severe irritant. Birds do not have capsaicin receptors, and can eat spicy peppers safely.


Guinea pigs and rabbits should have a variety of at least 5 different types of leafy greens to protect against nutritional excesses and deficiencies. At least 80% of the diet should be a good quality grass or cereal hay.

✔ Validated by Dr. Nicole Su

Dr. Nicole is Upilio's in-house veterinarian and bunny parent. With her oldest rabbit Ella now 10 years of age, she developed a passion for small herbivore nutrition and credits Ella's health to a good diet, as well as plenty of love.

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