Can guinea pigs eat cherries?


Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cherries?


Fruits such as cherries do provide vitamin c as well as a little variety to your guinea pigs diet.  However, it’s important to note that cherries (as well as fruits in general) are high in sugar and so must be fed in moderation.  Too many cherries can give your guinea pig digestive issues in the short run, and cause weight gain and other more serious health issues in the long run.  Small amounts of fruits a couple of times per week is fine, but more than that really isn’t necessary.  Additionally, with cherries and other fruits with seeds you must be sure to remove all seeds.  Also, always remember the most important thing you can do for your guinea pig is to provide them with fresh water, fresh hay, and vitamin C fortified pellets every day. (Continued…)

We hope this helped with your question about guinea pigs eating cherries.  As always if you have questions regarding the health and diet of your guinea pig it is best to discuss them with a guinea pig savvy veterinarian.


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