can guinea pigs eat antlers

Can guinea pigs eat antlers?

Antlers are extensions of an animal’s skull found in members of the deer family.

They are true bone and are a single structure.

They are generally found only on males, with the exception of the caribou.

Antlers are shed and regrown each year and function primarily as objects of sexual attraction and as weapons in fights between males for control of harems. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat antlers?

Unfortunately, they can’t eat them.

Although they need to chew to keep their teeth worn down, they can’ t chew antlers.

This is because antlers are made from bone and so contain a lot of calcium.

Too much for guinea pigs to handle, and so antlers should be avoided as an object for them to chew on.

For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list

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