Garlic bread (also garlic toast) consists of bread (usually a baguette or sourdough like a ciabatta), topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives.
It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted or baked in a conventional or bread oven.
Can guinea pigs eat garlic bread?
It is not the best for them as garlic is not very good for them and may make them sick. However, that won’t stop them nibbling it if it is presented to them.
However, it is not a food that should be purposely be fed to guinea pigs.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat check out our guinea pig food list.
Hummus is a Levantine dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.
It is popular in the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe.
It can also be found in most grocery stores in North America and Europe. (source)
Can Guinea Pigs Eat Hummus?
Unfortunately, it is not a good food for guinea pigs to eat due to its content and texture.
They cannot eat garlic and salt and chickpeas are not great for them either.
The texture of hummus is also not comfortable for guinea pigs to eat so they have to lick it.
It also holds no nutritional value for them
If they ate a little it wouldn’t harm them, but it isn’t a food that should be purposely be fed to guinea pigs.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.
Garlic is one of those herbs that is well known by all. It has a legend all it’s own, mainly thanks to a Mr Dracula from Transylvania. It is beloved by many who love to cook and well used in many dishes throughout the world.
So if you have garlic around can guinea pigs eat garlic and if they can, how much can they eat of it.
Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out a little more about it.
As usual we’re looking at the calcium, oxelate acid, phosphorus, sugar and fat content.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
Carbohydrates 33.06 g
– Sugars 1 g
– Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 0.5 g
Protein 6.36 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.2 mg (17%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.11 mg (9%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.7 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.596 mg (12%)
Vitamin B6 1.235 mg (95%)
Folate (vit. B9) 3 μg (1%)
Vitamin C 31.2 mg (38%)
Calcium 181 mg (18%)
Iron 1.7 mg (13%)
Magnesium 25 mg (7%)
Manganese 1.672 mg (80%)
Phosphorus 153 mg (22%)
Potassium 401 mg (9%)
Sodium 17 mg (1%)
Zinc 1.16 mg (12%)
Selenium 14.2 μg
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are roughly approximated
As you can see It has a lot of phosphorus, calcium, and a fraction of fat and calcium.
This makes it very bad for guinea pigs. So do not feed garlic to guinea pigs as it really isn’t good for them at all. Do steer clear of them, piggie owners.