Can guinea pigs eat cheese nips

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cheese Nips?

Cheese nips are small cheese flavoured crackers which are popular in many places around the world as a snack.

They are made in Cheddar, Reduced-Fat Cheddar and Four Cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan, Romano, Mozzarella) flavors. They were once made in extra cheddar flavors. The Four Cheese flavor contains half a gram of trans fat per serving. (Wikipedia)

So can guinea pigs eat cheese nips and if they can how much of them can be eaten.

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and looking especially close at their fat, sodium, calcium, acidic, phosphorus content which is especially pertinent as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

Calories (%DV based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal) 150 kcal 7.5%
Calories from Fat (italics if estimated) 60 300%
Kilojoules 627.6 kj
Pts (computed by CalorieLab; italics if fiber unknown) 0
Total Fat (DRI 65 g) 6 g 9.2%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20 g) 1.5 g 7.5%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg) 0 mg 0%
Sodium (DRI 2,400 mg) 340 mg 14.2%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300 g) 19 g 6.3%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25 g) <1 g NA Sugars (WHO recommended maximum daily intake 50 g) 0 g 0% Net Carbs (italics if sugar alcohol content unknown) 20 g Protein (DRI 50 g) 3 g 6% Vitamin A (DRI 5000 IU) 0 IU 0% Vitamin C (DRI 60 mg) 0 mg 0% Calcium (DRI 1000 mg) 0 mg 0% Source As you can see cheese nips are quite high in sodium and fat which means that guinea pigs shouldn't have too much of them. If they do happen to eat a few of them, they will be fine but the high salt and fat content is not good for them. But they are not a food that would be any good for them as they hold no nutritional benefit for their diets on a regular basis.

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