can guinea pigs eat plain cheerios

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Plain Cheerios?

Cheerios are known as a popular breakfast cereal the world over and come in many different types and forms.

We know that guinea pigs wouldn’t be able to eat cheerios that have been flavored or added-to. But could they eat plain Cheerios?

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Can guinea pigs eat plain cheerios?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

Total fat 2 g 3%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 140 mg 6%
Potassium 170 mg 5%
Total carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Dietary fiber 3 g 1%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10%
Iron 45%

source wikipedia

As you can see They do contain a little fat and sugar but contain a high amount of calcium. But they also contain a decent amount of vitamin c.

However, the fact that they are whole grain products and processed, rules them out completely for guinea pigs. They just can’t eat grains or processed foods at all.

So look for other better things to feed your piggies and keep the cheerios for your breakfast 🙂

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

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