can guinea pigs eat ants

Can guinea pigs eat ants?

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae.

Like wasps and bees, ants are in the order Hymenoptera.

There are about 22,000 species of ants. More than 12,500 have been classified.

They have a thin waist and elbowed antennae.

Ants form colonies that vary greatly in size. Some species have a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat ants?

If they happen to wander into their home then if they are regular non-poisonous ants, then there is no harm in them being eaten by a guinea pig.

However, they are not naturally something that a guinea pig would eat.

However red ants should be avoided due to their poisonous nature.

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

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