can guinea pigs eat cashew nuts

Can Guinea Pigs eat Cashew Nuts?

The Cashew nut is served as a snack or used in a number of culinary dishes. It is the fruit of the cashew tree and is actually a seed and not a nut.

So can guinea pigs eat cashew nuts at all?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data to find out more about it

In particular we are interested in its acidic, calcium, phosphorus, fat, and sugar content as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 553
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44 g 67%
Saturated fat 8 g 40%
Polyunsaturated fat 8 g
Monounsaturated fat 24 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 12 mg 0%
Potassium 660 mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30 g 10%
Dietary fiber 3.3 g 13%
Sugar 6 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3%
Iron 37%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 20%
Vitamin B-12 0%

source google

As you can see cashew nuts contain a hint of calcium and sugar, but a huge amount of fat.

This means that guinea pigs cannot eat cashew nuts at all. They are just too full of fat for them to handle and will greatly hurt their tummies if they do happen to eat them.

They are a food that is definitely worth keeping away from piggies.

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