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can guinea pigs eat feta cheese

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Feta Cheese?

Feta is a brined curd white cheese made in Greece from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk.

Similar brined white cheeses produced in Europe are often made partly or wholly of cow’s milk, and they are sometimes also called feta.

It is a crumbly aged cheese, commonly produced in blocks, and has a slightly grainy texture.

Feta is used as a table cheese, as well as in salads (e.g. the Greek salad) and pastries.(source)

Can guinea pigs eat feta cheese?

Unfortunately, they can’t eat any kind of dairy product. It is just too much for their stomach and will make them sick if they eat it.

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 eat cheese puffs

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cheese Puffs?

Cheese puffs, cheese curls, cheese balls, cheesy puffs, corn curls, corn cheese are a puffed corn snack/chip, coated with a mixture of cheese or cheese-flavored powders.

They are manufactured by extruding heated corn dough through a die that forms the particular shape.

They may be ball-shaped, curly (“cheese curls”), straight, or irregularly shaped. Some are shaped as animals or other objects.

Puffcorn is a similar food, without cheese flavoring. (source)

Can guinea pigs eat cheese puffs?

They can’t eat them, unfortunately.

They have no nutritional benefit for them like fruits and veggies do so shouldn’t be fed purposely to them.

However, if they should nibble one or two of them, they will be fine.

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

can guinea pigs eat american cheese

Can Guinea Pigs Eat American Cheese?

American cheese is a type of processed cheese.

It can be orange, yellow, or white in color, is mild, salty, and faintly sweet in flavor, has a medium-firm consistency, and has a very low melting point. (source)

So can guinea pigs eat american cheese?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, its acidic, water, calcium, fat, sugar, salt, sugar and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as guinea pigs are concerned.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32 g 49%
Saturated fat 18 g 90%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 8 g
Trans fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 100 mg 33%
Sodium 1,671 mg 69%
Potassium 132 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g 1%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 2.3 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 104%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 5%
Vit B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 25%
Magnesium 6%

source google

As you can see, american cheese contains a huge amount of calcium, salt and fat plus a little sugar.

This means that guinea pigs cannot eat american cheese.

It is not good for them at all and may harm them if they should eat it. Unfortunately it is a food to avoid feeding them.

If they nibble a little bit of it, they should be fine but anything more than that they may become sick.

can guinea pigs eat cheese

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cheese?

We always have cheese around the house.

It is very popular with the children and they are always looking to eat it whenever they see it.

For them, it is great as a snack, in sandwiches, or as raw large chunks.

So the question is, ‘can guinea pigs eat cheese?’ Also, when it comes to whether I can give it to my guinea pig, is cheese any good for them?

My first instincts were an absolute no, as it may cause them to be ill.

Carrying out my research, I was right.

Why can’t guinea pigs eat cheese?

  • Guinea pigs should not be given any kind of dairy products.
  • They only eat plants, fruits and vegetables and don’t usually go for anything other than this. However there are always exceptions!
  • Guinea pigs are lactose intolerant, which means that any dairy will really affect their tummies and will get diarrhoea at the very least. At worst it will make them very sick.
  • They are much more used to eating grass and small plants plus a diet of timothy hay.

This includes all types of cheese including and not limited to;

Bergenost, Brick cheese, Cheese curds, Colby cheese, Colby-jack, Cougar gold cheese, Cream cheese, Creole cream cheese, Farmer cheese, Hoop cheese, Kunik cheese, Liederkranz cheese, Maytag blue cheese, Monterey jack cheese, Muenster cheese, Pepper jack cheese,  Pinconning cheese, Swiss cheese,  Teleme cheese, Cottage cheese, Farmer cheese, Smoked cheese, Soy cheese, Rice cheese, Wensleydale, Cheddar, Stilton, Mozzarella.

To name but a few!!!

What about other types of cheese foods, does the same reasoning sit with them as well?

Can guinea pigs eat cheese snacks?

It isn’t worth attempting to give a guinea pig any kind of cheese based snack. They will probably not like it anyway. This includes other cheese snacks such as Cheese puffs, cheese balls, and cheese string.

Can guinea pigs eat cheese slices?

What about those cheese slices that you get in hamburgers? Don’t even risk it. Any kind of dairy product wont be appreciated by the guinea pig and they will get sick if they dare to eat it.

Verdict – Can guinea pigs eat cheese?

Steer well clear of any cheese based product! It will do guinea pigs a lot of harm as they are lactose intolerant and any ingestion of any cheese based product will cause them to be sick and give them diarrhoea at the very least.