Chamomile tea is an herbal infusion made from dried chamomile flowers and hot water. Two types of chamomile used: German chamomile and Roman chamomile.
One recipe calls for 2 to 3 heaped teaspoons of the flowers, steeped for 10–20 minutes and then strained. (source)
There aren’t many things that guinea pigs can drink, in fact, they are pretty limited as to what they can usually drink.
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Can guinea pigs drink Camomile tea?
Unfortunately, camomile tea isn’t on that list.
This because they can’t drink anything that has caffeine in it. So any kind of tea is out for guinea pigs.
If they do happen to drink some of it, they should be fine, but make sure that it isn’t too much. Too much can cause them problems and a trip to the vets.
Instead, feed them fresh water so that they get the refreshment that they need without getting harmed in the process.
For more food and drink that guinea pigs can and can’t have, check out our guinea pig food list.
So I drink a lot of tea at home and at work and so we have a lot of it in around. In fact tea is a pretty popular drink here in the UK and a lot of people here drink here, and in vast quantities. It is also drunk throughout the world in various guises and forms.
So I’d we can drink it, can guinea pigs drink tea?
The thing is, guinea pigs can only drink water and fresh water at that.
If they do drink tea it won’t harm them if they have a little bit, but they probably won’t like it that much. If they drink too much of it, the caffeine content may harm them and do them damage, so it would be worth seeking veterinarian advice if this is the case.
Another thing to bear in mind is that they can’t take things like milk or cream. This is because they are lactose intolerant.
The other thing is that they can drink how liquids. It really hurts them and can’t handle it like we can.
So if you are thinking of giving your guinea pigs tea then, think again and give hem water instead. They’ll thank you for it in their own way.