We first came upon radicchio in a Trader Joe's salad bag of mixed greens. When Belka, Truffle, Peaches, and Poof began to regularly engage in tug-of-war battles over this unusually colored leaf, it became obvious that radicchio was a favorite. Since there was rarely enough to go around, we sought it out and integrated it into the cavy vegetable rotation.
Seasonal availability: Peak season is Jan-April, can be found year-round at specialty supermarkets.
How to pick: Choose radicchio with crisp, firm leaves. Avoid plants with mushy brown spots or limp leaves.
Compare radicchio with other guinea pig safe foods by visiting the Guinea Lynx Diet/Nutrition chart.
Have your pigs ever sampled radicchio?