Of the three foods that are named ‘artichoke’, the Chinese artichoke is probably the lesser known of the three.
Its name sakes, the globe artichoke and Jerusalem artichoke are much more well known.
In fact, the globe artichoke is known as the ‘true artichoke’ of the three.

So what is a chinese artichoke?
(source: wikipedia)
So can guinea pigs eat Chinese artichokes, and if they can, how much can they have?
Because of their sweetness and high sugar content, they are not good for guinea pigs to eat.
They are also high in phosphorus and low in vitamin c, so they are a food for guinea pigs not to have often.
They are okay for them to nibble on sometimes, but should not be part of their every day diet.
Check out our reviews of its name sakes the Jerusalem artichoke and the globe artichoke.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig foods section