Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bread?

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in Can Guinea Pigs Eat...? by WhatCanGuineaPigsEat

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Bread? Although guinea pigs are physically capable of eating bread and some websites and pet owners say that a small amount is okay, bread should not be included in your guinea pig’s diet. Bread has no nutritional value for your cavy. In fact, bread can cause health problems in your guinea pig. Bread can be a choking hazard in guinea pigs and it can also cause digestive issues in your cavy.

Guinea pigs should not eat any type of bread. In general, cavies should not eat any processed foods. Guinea pigs are herbivores; therefore, their bodies are not equipped to eat cooked or otherwise processed foods intended for humans. Guinea pigs should only eat raw foods, like raw vegetables. Processed foods should be left for human consumption and should not be fed to your cavy.

Another issue with bread is its grain base. Grains are not digested very well by cavies and therefore should never be fed to your guinea pig. As a general rule, grains and cereals should not be included in your guinea pig’s diet.

Therefore, your guinea pig should not eat bread. Although it may be tempting to feed it to your cavy because it is simple and easy, you are not doing your cavy any favors. In fact, you may be negatively affecting the health of a beloved pet. If you want to avoid a trip to the veterinarian, it is best to keep bread away from your cavy.

So can Guinea Pigs Eat Bread? No, overall, bread should be excluded from your guinea pig’s diet. If you want to diversify your guinea pig’s diet, then you should try feeding them one of the many vegetables or fruits that are approved for cavy consumption. For a list of vegetables and fruits that your cavy can eat, please review the other articles on this website.

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