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can guinea pigs eat dill pickles

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Dill Pickles?

A pickled cucumber (commonly known as a pickle in the United States and Canada or generically as gherkins in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand).

It is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time.

This is done by either immersing the cucumbers in an acidic solution or through souring by lacto-fermentation. (source)

 Can guinea pigs eat dill pickles?
Unfortunately, they can’t at all. They are far too acidic for guinea pigs to eat and will hurt them if eaten.
A food to avoid feeding them.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list
Can guinea pigs drink vinegar

Can Guinea Pigs drink Vinegar?

Vinegar is a liquid that mainly of acetic acid (CH3COOH), which is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria, and also water.

These days Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today. (Source)

However is it something that guinea pigs can drink and if they can how much of it can they drink.

Can guinea pigs drink vinegar?

Unfortunately, guinea pigs can’t drink vinegar at all. It is far too acidic and will hurt them if they drink it.

Their lips cannot handle the acidic nature of vinegar not to mention their tummies.

So that’s well worth steering clear of.

Even if it’s just a little bit of vinegar.

If your guinea pigs have drunk a little bit of vinegar then it might be worth seeking the advice of a vet to see what course of action to take.

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