can guinea pigs eat ice cream

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Ice Cream?

Ice cream is fantastic to have during the hot summer months when the temperatures of warm and you need something to eat that is cool.

So can guinea pigs eat ice cream and if they can how much can they eat?

Can guinea pigs eat ice cream?

Unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t eat ice cream at all.

This is because they are lactose intolerant which means they can’t eat any dairy foods whatsoever.

They also can’t eat frozen foods either as they cannot handle the cold.

This means that they can eat any foods like this and so please do avoid giving ice cream to guinea pigs even if it is just to nibble on.

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This includes all flavors of ice cream, unfortunately!

However they can nibble on ice cream wafer cones if you have them, but they shouldn’t really have them as part of their main diet.

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

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