Firs are a genus of 48–56 species of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae.
They are found through much of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, occurring in mountains over most of the range.
Firs are most closely related to the genus Cedrus (cedar).
They are large trees, reaching heights of 10–80 m (33–262 ft) tall and trunk diameters of 0.5–4 m (1 ft 8 in–13 ft 1 in) when mature.
Firs can be distinguished from other members of the pine family by the unique attachment of their needle-like leaves and by their different cones.
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Fir Trees?
No, they can’t unfortunately.
They are poisonous for piggies to eat and should be avoided as a food for them.
They will probably not be partial to them if presented with a branch but some may attempt to nibble at it.
If you have a guinea pig hutch that is under a fir tree, it will be worth moving it so the guinea pig isn’t tempted by falling branches or needles.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list