|Morry, Sharky and Coppy eating happily in a large pile of corn husks|
Many people have let their cavy nibble the occasional ear of corn (fresh and uncooked of course), but what they don't know is that guinea pigs can also eat corn husks. As much as we guinea pigs enjoy eating corn itself, we love the corn husks even more! It is one of our most favorite foods, next to fresh grass.
Guinea pigs can eat both the corn husks and corn silks. Our humans get these for free from local produce stands and farmers markets. They always shuck off the outer leaves and discard exposed parts to ensure we don't ingest anything that could have been contaminated by pesticides or chemicals.
Best of all, corn husks are similar in nutrient content to grass and hay (high in fiber, low in protein) - making them a healthy treat. We can't wait until they are back in season so we can have our favorite snack again!
Note: the corn husks in these pictures have been hand shredded and dried so we pigs can enjoy our favorite treat even when corn is out of season. We will write a separate how-to post about this when corn becomes available again.. er... which might be quite a while since it is currently the middle of winter.
Guinea Lynx - Cavy Chat Corn Husks