Lucky Charms is a brand of cereal produced by the General Mills food company since 1964.
The cereal consists of toasted oat pieces and multi-colored marshmallow shapes (“marbits” or marshmallow bits).
The label features a leprechaun mascot, Lucky, animated in commercials.
The marshmallows are meant to represent Lucky’s magical charms, each with their own special meaning or “power.”
The following are explanations of the permanent marshmallows:
- Hearts – power to bring things to life
- Shooting Stars – power to fly
- Horseshoes – power to speed things up
- Clovers – luck, but you will never know what kind of luck you will get
- Blue Moons – power of invisibility
- Rainbows – instantaneous travel from place to place
- Balloons – power to make things float
- Hourglass – power to control time (source)
Can Guinea Pigs eat Lucky Charms?
No they can’t unfortunately. They are too sweet for them to eat.
There are better breakfast cereals for them to eat, if you so wish to feed them cereal.
Plain cereals such as cornflakes or shredded wheat are better for them to nibble at.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list