What Not To Feed Guinea Pigs?

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When it comes to guinea pigs there are a few things you should definitely avoid feeding them. Some of these foods may seem harmless but they can actually be very dangerous for your guinea pig. Here is a list of what not to feed guinea pigs:

  1. Avocados

Avocados contain a toxin called persin which can be fatal to guinea pigs. Even if your guinea pig doesn’t eat a lot of avocado it can still be harmful. Just a small amount can cause your guinea pig to develop respiratory problems digestive issues and even heart failure.

  1. Cabbage

Cabbage contains a chemical called goitrin which can interfere with the thyroid gland. This can lead to problems with metabolism and weight gain.

  1. Chocolate

Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxic to guinea pigs. Even a small amount can cause vomiting diarrhea and tremors.

  1. Corn

Corn is difficult for guinea pigs to digest and can cause gastrointestinal issues. It’s also high in sugar which can lead to obesity and diabetes.

  1. Nuts

Nuts are a common allergen for guinea pigs and can cause serious health problems. They’re also high in fat and calories which can lead to obesity.

  1. Peas

Peas are high in sugar and can cause digestive issues. They can also interfere with the absorption of other nutrients.

  1. Potato Chips

Potato chips are high in fat and salt which can be harmful to guinea pigs. They can also cause digestive issues and obesity.

  1. Processed Foods

Processed foods are high in salt sugar and fat which can be harmful to guinea pigs. They can also cause digestive issues and obesity.

  1. Seeds

Seeds are a common allergen for guinea pigs and can cause serious health problems. They’re also high in fat and calories which can lead to obesity.

  1. Yeast

Yeast is a common allergen for guinea pigs and can cause serious health problems. It’s also high in sugar which can lead to obesity and diabetes.