Can Guinea Pigs Drink Milk

Posted January 6th, 2015 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat

Do you have a young, new guinea pig and want to know can guinea pigs drink milk? The answer is no, guinea pigs cannot drink milk. There are a few reasons for this, but the main reason is that guinea pigs are lactose intolerant which means they don’t digest dairy items sufficiently or adequately. Consuming milk can make the guinea pigs sick and give them diarrhea. Also, since yogurt drops can contain dairy, avoid ever giving them to your guinea pig as a treat unless you find a dairy free variety. Milk is also bad for a guinea pigs fur.

Instead of milk, give your guinea pig water. It may sound simple, but guinea pigs love their water. Not only do they love it, it is essential to their health.

So, can guinea pigs drink milk? No, guinea pigs should not drink milk unless they are a newborn and it is being given to them by their mother. Guinea pigs are lactose intolerant and it is bad for their fur.

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