can guinea pigs eat beef jerky

Can guinea pigs eat beef jerky?

Jerky is lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage.

Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt, to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat before sufficient moisture has been removed.

The word “jerky” is derived from the Quechua word ch’arkiwhich means “dried, salted meat”.

All that is needed to produce basic “jerky” is a low-temperature drying method, and salt to inhibit bacterial growth. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat beef jerky

They can nibble a little of it, but it’s not a great food for guinea pigs to eat and shouldn’t be purposely be fed to them.

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

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