Durian’s are native to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. However it is grown in other areas with a similar climate.
It is grown in tropical climates and stops growing when temperatures drop below 22 °C (72 °F).
It is often used to flavour sweets such as Malay candy, ice kacang, dodol, lempuk, rose biscuits, and ice cream, milkshakes, mooncakes, Yule logs, and cappuccino.
So can guinea pigs eat Durians and if they can how much can they eat of them?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out a little more about what’s inside of them.
As usual, we’re particularly interested in their calcium, sugar, phosphourus, fat and acidic content.
Energy 615 kJ (147 kcal)
Carbohydrates 27.09 g
– Dietary fiber 3.8 g
Fat 5.33 g
Protein 1.47 g
Vitamin A 44 IU
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.374 mg (33%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.2 mg (17%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 1.074 mg (7%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.23 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.316 mg (24%)
Folate (vit. B9) 36 μg (9%)
Vitamin C 19.7 mg (24%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.43 mg (3%)
Magnesium 30 mg (8%)
Manganese 0.325 mg (15%)
Phosphorus 39 mg (6%)
Potassium 436 mg (9%)
Sodium 2 mg (0%)
Zinc 0.28 mg (3%)
As you can see Durans contain a little phosphourus, a hint of calcium, they are very acidic, have a little fat.
However, they do have quite a bit of vitamin c which is great for guinea pigs.
With this information in mind, they can eat Durans. But they can only eat them in small amounts once a week as anything more than that would give them poorly tummies.