So having taken a look at green beans, we thought we’d take a look at runner beans today.
So what’s the difference between the two?
They differ from green beans in that the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial vine with tuberous roots (although it is usually treated as an annual). (source: Wikipedia)
They are often known as the string bean, scarlet runner bean or multi runner bean.
So can guinea pigs eat runner beans and if they can, how much can they eat?
Unfortunately runner beans are toxic for guinea pigs to eat so it is best to keep your guinea pig away from them.
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Can guinea pigs eat runner bean leaves?
Fortunately, the runner bean leaves are fine for guinea pigs to eat and you can feed as much as they need to them.
Can guinea pigs eat cooked runner beans?
Unfortunately they still can’t eat them. Runner beans are a food to avoid as far as piggies are concerned.