Guinea pigs can smell and taste strongly flavored foods, so don’t feed them ginger biscuits.
Hay, fresh vegetables, and fruits are better. Vitamins and minerals from these foods will keep them happy and healthy.
Even as a treat or staple, guinea pigs should not eat ginger. Herbivorous guinea pigs need fiber, vitamin C, and water. They need hay, fresh veggies, apples, pears, and berries.
To stay fit, guinea pigs need certain foods. They can’t eat kibble, snacks, cats, dogs, or ferret food. Bird seeds, millet, mushrooms, rhubarb, bananas, and peanut butter should also be avoided. These foods can cause digestive issues, diarrhea, and death. Peppers and onions can also cause gas and bloating in guinea pigs.
I feed my guinea pigs a vitamin C-rich, fiber-rich food. I snack on hay, fresh veggies, and fruits. Guinea pigs need hay to stay healthy. I fill and clean their water vessels daily. To avoid health issues, I don’t give them pet treats. Guinea pigs have sensitive digestive systems, so their diet must be balanced and suit their needs.
Ginger is used in many dishes. Anti-inflammatory properties prevent heart disease, improve circulation, and protect the brain from free radicals.
Ginger can cause urinary stones and diarrhea in guinea pigs. Ginger’s skin is high in calcium and phosphorus, which can form kidney or bladder stones over time.
Guinea pigs are sensitive, so feed them small amounts. If they become ill, consult your vet.
Avoid giving guinea pigs cookies too. Many of these treats are unhealthy and contain sugar.
Some piggy parents like nuts, but they’re dangerous for guinea pigs. Nuts can cause diarrhea, obesity, and immune system damage due to their high fat and salt content.
Calcium in nuts can cause bladder or kidney stones if not treated. Avoid nutritional supplements if these obstructions cause urethral discomfort.
British ginger biscuits, also called ginger nuts, are flavored with powdered ginger and other spices. UK, Australia, and New Zealand love them.
Guinea pigs are herbivores and need fresh vegetables and greens daily. To avoid diarrhea, they need clean water daily.
Seeds cause urinary stones and diarrhea in guinea pigs. Beans, seeds, and nuts especially.
Basil, beans, corn, oats, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds can be toxic to guinea pigs.
Guidance on What Seeds to Avoid for Guinea Pigs
Capsaicin in chipotles can kill in small doses.
Guinea pigs love vitamin C-rich leafy greens. Include dark, tough leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, and fresh fruit for sweetness.
Guinea pigs cannot digest dairy products, which can cause stomachaches and illness. Avoid eggs and honey too.
Guinea pigs need vitamin-rich vegetables daily. Guinea pigs need one cup of fresh vegetables per day.
Guinea pigs need regular timothy hay for digestion. Provide clean grass, clover, dandelion greens, and corn husks to eat.
Guinea pigs can have fruits once a week. Give guinea pigs as little sugary treats as possible to avoid obesity.