Prohibited Foods for the Guinea Pig
Although fruits and vegetables are essential for guinea pigs, the truth is that there are also foods that are totally banned for them.
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We are talking about food that can lead to a problem in the normal functioning of a guinea pig’s digestive system, so it is important to do a little overhaul of this list and make sure it is not offering it.
Continue reading this YourCatCareguide article to know the forbidden foods for guinea pig in a complete list.
Foods not recommended
Before we start with foods that are totally forbidden to guinea pigs, we should pay attention to some that should be given with very little regularity :
- Sunflower seeds
These are not harmful foods to the health of your guinea pig in small doses, but a high consumption of them could cause problems to your body.
Now pay attention to this list of forbidden foods to know what you should never offer your guinea pig :
- Animal Derivatives
- Sweet potato
Why not give these foods to your guinea pig?
Products of animal origin such as meat, eggs or milk are not highly recommended since the guinea pig is an herbivorous animal, that is, it feeds only on products of plant origin. Under any circumstances we should give you this type of food.
Certain species or plants, even of plant origin, are also not appropriate because they can be toxic in large quantities. It is the case of ivy for example, also poisonous for dogs and cats.
Finally, products containing sugar are totally inadvisable because they are not food that a guinea pig should consume. Among its consequences we find blindness, intestinal problems, etc.
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