Hair grows everywhere on the external body except for mucus membranes and glabrous skin.
Such as that found on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and lips.
Hair follows a specific growth cycle with three distinct and concurrent phases: anagen, catagen, and telogen phases.
Each has specific characteristics that determine the length of the hair.
All three occur simultaneously; one strand of hair may be in the anagen phase, while another is in the telogen phase. (source)
Can guinea pigs eat human hair?
No, they cant eat human hair at all. It is too much for them to try and eat and they will choke on it.
For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat check out our guinea pig food list.
Have you ever had an occasion where you’ve been cuddling a guinea pig and all of a sudden it has taken a liking to your hair?
I can’t say it has happened to me as my hair is way too shot for my piggies to go for, and it’s getting shorter by the day as well!
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But for longer haired readers this may be a problem.
Can guinea pigs eat hair?
Firstly, just to say that guinea pigs will try and eat anything they see and like the smell of.
So I’d they take a liking to your hair then, well stranger things have happened. However, this will hurt so if you can try and keep it out of the way by tying it back.
Guinea pigs are not supposed to eat human hair or any kind of hair for that matter.
It holds no nutritional benefit for them so do keep it out of their way.
Also if they find some on the floor, for example, It will cause choking issues if they try and eat it so keep them well away from such things.
For more foods or things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.