American Persimmons, or just plain old ‘Persimmmons’ if you live in USA, come from the Eastern United States and are traditionally eaten in a special steamed pudding in the Midwest of USA.
They are different from Japanese persimmons because it us higher in vitamin c, calcium, iron and potassium which is a good and bad thing for piggies.
But can guinea pigs eat American Persimmons, and if they can eat them, how much of them can they eat?
In particular, we’re interested in their fat, sugar, phosphorus, acidic, and calcium content.
A good amount of vitamin a and c would also be incredibly beneficial.
Energyt531 kJ (127 kcal)
– Dietary fibertn/a
Vitamin Ct66 mg (80%)
Calciumt27 mg (3%)
Iront2.5 mg (19%)
Phosphorust26 mg (4%)
Potassiumt310 mg (7%)
Sodiumt1 mg (0%)
As you can see American persimmons have a hint of calcium and phosphorus, but have a huge amount of vitamin c which makes them fantastic for guinea pigs.
Because of this guinea pigs can eat American persimmons 3-4 times a weeks. They are great for guinea pigs to have and a terrific addition to heir diet.