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can guinea pigs drink ginger beer

Can Guinea Pigs Drink Ginger Beer?

Ginger beer is a beverage which is enjoyed by many around the world who live it for its unique taste.

Traditional ginger beer is a naturally sweetened and carbonated, usually non-alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast, and sugar.

Its origins date from the colonial spice trade with the Orient and the sugar-producing islands of the Caribbean.

It was popular in Britain and its colonies from the 18th century. Other spices were variously added and any alcohol content was limited to 2% by excise tax laws in 1855.

Few brewers have maintained an alcoholic product. (source)

But can guinea pigs share in the ginger beer goodness?

Can guinea pigs drink ginger beer?

Unfortunately, they can’t.

They can drink any kind of carbonated drink as it is far too sweet for them and acidic as well.

So leave the ginger beer to you and your family and give them water instead.

They’ll enjoy it a whole lot more.

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

can guinea pigs drink apple juice

Can Guinea Pigs Drink Apple Juice?

We know that guinea pigs drink a lot of water but what about other drinks like apple juice?

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Can guinea pigs drink apple juice?

The thing with Apple juice is that it is either very concentrated or has been sweetened.

They just can’t handle the extra preservatives, sweeteners, and additives that are added to these drinks.

So if you are thinking about it then it would need to be fresh without any artificial colorings, sweeteners, additives, or sugars and very watered down with that.

It would take a lot of effort to get some that are just right for guinea pigs to drink without getting poorly tummies.

This is why in the long run, it is best to stick to water when looking what to give guinea pigs to drink.

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