Dead or dry leaves are those leaves which have fallen from trees or plants and are longer connected to the stem which gives them nutrients and life.
As a result, they dry up and die.
With this they lose their color and texture, becoming brown, grey, yellow or black in color and becoming more brittle in texture.
They become easier to break up as a result.
Can guinea pigs eat dead leaves?
Yes, they can eat them, although they won’t like them as much as fresh leaves to eat.
They much prefer green leaves than anything else.
For more foods that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.
As we are drawing towards Christmas there are bound to be plenty of Christmas type plants around.
One of those plants is ivy.
It is well known as a decorative plant and is often found amongst floral displays.
Of course it is usually found however climbing walls.
Can guinea pigs eat ivy?
We know that ivy is poisonous for humans but is it poisonous to guinea pigs as well?
Unfortunately, it is incredibly poisonous for guinea pigs.
If your guinea pigs happen to eat them it is worth seeking veterinarian advice to check if they are ok.
But do not let them have it at all.
If you have any growing close to where your guinea pigs are, it is worth removing to a place where they cannot get to it.
For more things that guinea pigs can and can’t eat, check out our guinea pig food list.