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can guinea pigs eat dry pasta

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Dry Pasta?

Dry pasta is made of semolina flour, water, and salt, dried pasta can be stored at room temperature almost indefinitely.

It is a staple food and is used for many pasta and spaghetti recipes.

Imported pasta can usually be had for only a few cents more than domestic ones.

Dried pasta’s firm texture means it can hold up to even the heartiest sauce.

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Dry Pasta?

Yes they can nibble it in small amounts. There is nothing wrong with them eating it although it provides no nutritional value for them.

It shouldn’t bea regular part of their diet though and is a good treat for them.

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

can guinea pigs eat ginger

Can guinea pigs eat ginger?

Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.

Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste.

They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or cooked as an ingredient in many dishes.

They can be steeped in boiling water to make ginger herb tea, to which honey is often added; sliced orange or lemon fruit may be added.

Ginger can be made into candy, or ginger wine, which has been made commercially since 1740. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat ginger

No, they can’t unfortunately. It is not a good food for them to eat at all as it is too strong for their stomach’s.

As a spice, either in powder or solid form ginger is a very strong food for them to eat and will probably make them sick if they eat it.

A food to avoid

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

can guinea pigs eat fortune cookies

Can guinea pigs eat fortune cookies?

A fortune cookie is a crisp and sugary cookie usually made from flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil with a piece of paper inside.

The message inside may also include a Chinese phrase with translation and/or a list of lucky numbers used by some as lottery numbers, some of which have become actual winning numbers.

Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and other Western countries but are not a tradition in China. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat fortune cookies?

They are fine for them to eat, however, they hold no nutritional value for them and shouldn’t’ be fed purposely to them.

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

can guinea pigs eat garlic bread

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Garlic Bread?

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.

can guinea pigs eat honey nut cheerios

Can Guinea Pigs eat Honey Nut Cheerios?

Honey nut cheerios are a great breakfast cereal which is really tasty first thing in the morning.

But are they are food that guinea pigs can eat as well, and if they can, how much can they eat?

Can Guinea Pigs eat Honey Nut Cheerios?

Unfortunately, they can’t eat them as they are far too sweet for them to eat regularly.

If they do happen to nibble on one, they should be absolutely fine. But they are a food to definitely steer clear of feeding to your guinea pigs.

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

can guinea pigs eat lychees?

Can Guinea Pigs eat Lychees?

So, ‘can guinea pigs eat Lychees?’

As a fruit, they are a bit of rarity.

We sometimes have them and eat them with  fruit cocktails and on meragnes and other deserts.

So if we did have some around, can guinea pigs eat lychees and would they be okay for them?

What are lychees?

can guinea pigs eat lychees?Lychees are cultivated in china and a lot of the far east and India.

They are grown on trees and have been grown since 2000bc.

They are commonly sold fresh in Asian markets and in supermarkets worldwide. They are also eaten dried or in processed cans.

Can guinea pigs eat Lychees?

Lychees are a fruit that they may enjoy. However they are very high in sugar containing 15g per 100g (according to google) which means quite a bit of their content is made up of sugar.

So if you are tempted to give your guinea pig lychees, then don’t give them a lot.

Maybe one of two slices a week at the maximum to save troubling their tummies and to stop them putting on weight.

They do  however have a large amount of vitamin c, approximately 72mg per 100g (according to Wikipedia), and an average nine lychee fruits would satisfy a human adult’s daily vitamin c requirement.

So they would do your guinea pig good in that respect.

Lychees are a guinea pig treat

Have lychees available as a treat if you want to give them to your piggies.

They shouldn’t replace the staple diet of a guinea pig which is timothy hay, vitamin c pellets and fresh water but they should provide a nice tasty extra for your cavy and give them some variety to their diet.

How did my guinea pig take to it?

I decided to give some to ‘rocket’ to see if he would take to them. He wasn’t overly keen on them I have to say. He did nibble on them but left most of them, so I wont be giving them to him in the future.

In summary – ‘can guinea pigs eat lychees?’

There is nothing wrong with giving your guinea pig lychees just don’t give them a lot and not often.

They should be a treat most of all, your guinea pig may love you for introducing them to their diet. (cavy savvy tried them out at her blog and they loved them)


can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Bananas are a popular fruit the world over and a great favourite with many people.

My family love them and consume them in vast quantities, second only to Apples in the perkins household fruit diet.

So because we have them in the house on a regular basis, I wondered if they would go down well with guinea pigs and if they were any good for them?

Can guinea pigs eat bananas?

Bananas are fine for guinea pigs to eat, but not to feed them on a regular basis.

They need to be fed as a treat because of the high sugar content and their tummies can’t handle too much of it.

My personal experience

So I tried some with my guinea pig ‘Rocket’ to see if he would take to it.

Of course every guinea pig is different and has different tastes but it would be interesting to see if he would take a liking to it.

After checking it out, he decided that they were not to his taste and left them in their dish.

I did leave them for the day in the dish for him to try but took it out at the end of the day as he hadn’t touched it.

However your guinea pig might be different, so do try it to see if they would take to it.

One or two slices should be quite enough.

What happens when guinea pigs have too much banana?

If a guinea pigs eat too much banana then they can become constipated and have tummy trouble. Something definitely to be avoided, as I wouldn’t want a constipated guinea pig on my hands and a trip to the veterinarian.

Can guinea pigs eat banana skin?

Banana skin is fine to feed to them.

It is worth chopping up for them and seeing if they will eat it, it may not be to their taste but it is worth a try as there is nothing wrong with giving banana skin to them.

Can guinea pigs eat banana chips?

Banana chips are coated in honey and sugar and are not good for guinea pigs to eat.

If you do want to give them banana chips, then one or two aren’t going to hurt them but Ieave it at that.

Can guinea pigs eat fresh banana?

Yes, fresh banana is absolutely fine for guinea pigs to eat. Just don’t let them eat too much.

Can guinea pigs eat banana leaves?

Banana leaves are good for guinea pigs to eat.

Like other large items, do chop them up for the guinea pigs to make them more attractive for them to eat.

In summary

Guinea pigs can eat bananas but they are to be considered a rare treat because of their high sugar content.

Too much, and it will cause them problems,. But if they take to it, there is nothing wrong with giving it to them on the odd occasion. Although this is something I wont be doing for the moment!

What about you? How have you found your piggies with banana?? Let me know in the comments.