can guinea pigs eat plastic bags

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Plastic Bags?

A plastic bag, polybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile.

Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting goods such as foods, produce, powders, ice, magazines, chemicals, and waste.

It is a common form of packaging. (source)

Most plastic bags are heat sealed together. Some are bonded with adhesives or are stitched.

Can guinea pigs eat plastic bags?

If your guinea pigs need something to chew on then one of the things that you should probably avoid are plastic bags.

There are three good reasons for this;

  1. The reasons are that they could get stuck in them if they play around with them.
  2. They are not the best things for guinea pigs to chew on as they can be chewed into smaller pieces which are not easily digested.
  3. What they are made of is not especially healthy for guinea pigs

So if you are looking for something for guinea pigs to chew on, then steer clear of giving them plastic bags.

There are much better things for them to chew on, such as cardboard or paper which will be much better for them.

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

3 thoughts on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Plastic Bags?

  1. But can you tell us what happens if a pig ates a peace of it? like 3/4 of the bag? i am concerned that my pig might die from that, plz help! the vet is far away from me and right now i cant get there…

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