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Can guinea pigs eat cheese?

A guinea pig’s diet should mainly consist of an unlimited supply of hay, 1/8th cup of pellets and 1 cup of fresh veggies and fruit every day.

Not all food are safe for guinea pigs to eat, that’s why you should know what is safe and how much.

Let’s take a closer look at cheese.

Can guinea pigs eat cheese?

Guinea pigs cannot eat cheese. Never give your guinea pigs any cheese as they don’t have the enzyme needed to digest dairy products. Guinea pigs are herbivores and can only eat plants, veggies, fruits and herbs.

Can guinea pigs drink milk?

Guinea pigs can only drink their moms milk after birth. No other milk should ever be given to your piggies as they can’t digest dairy products.

Are guinea pigs lactose intolerant?

Guinea pigs are lactose intolerant. They are not able to digest dairy products.

If you want to know what you should feed your guinea pigs or what treats they can have, read this: What can my guinea pigs eat?