can guinea pigs eat honey

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Honey?

Ahh honey, that most lovely of things to have on toast. Beloved by many around the world and Winnie the pooh of course for its sweetness and beautiful texture.

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But if we can eat it can guinea pigs eat honey?

Can guinea pigs eat honey?

Lets look at the nutritional data to find out a bit more about it.

In particular, its fat, salt, calcium, water, acidic content, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 4 mg 0%
Potassium 52 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 82 g 27%
Dietary fiber 0.2 g 0%
Sugar 82 g
Protein 0.3 g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 0%

source udsa
Unfortunately they can’t. This is because guinea pigs cannot eat sweet things. They are incredibly bad for them.

It also contains absolutely no nutritional value for guinea pigs whatsoever, including no vitamin c.

It is also far too sticky for them to get their mouths around it.

So if you are thinking of giving your piggies honey, don’t even go there 🙂

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

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  1. I want to make homemade treat sticks using their dry food and also fruits and veggies. If I cant use honey…what can I use as a binding agent?

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