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    Question are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    Hello everyone. Well I was wondering if regular onions (the big round ones... with the brown peels ...) are ok for guinea pigs? I have googled this, and found so many mixed opinions on this matter, that I am not sure which ones are right. Some say that onions are poisonous to guinea pigs , while others say they are perfectly fine...
    I have read in the past in a guinea pig book, that onions are ok to feed... but now I am really confused...
    So what do you guys think?
    All answers are very much appreciated...
    Thank you!

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    Re: are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    Onions are poisonous, do not feed onions.

    They can have the green tops of green onions but not the onion bottom part.

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    Re: are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    Onions contain disulphide, which will damage the red blood cells in a guinea pigs blood stream. Since the cells cannot carry oxygen after being damaged, the guinea pig gets anemic, weak, and unable to breathe right. They can die from this.

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    Re: are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    At the top of every section there are what we call stickys and they are composed and approved with the greatest of competence... Its a great idea to read as many of these stickies as possible before asking questions. The one that is:

    http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...ants-list.html

    Has pretty much all the nuritional data you will need. It is really great and well composed. It tells you what part (If any) of the onion and what kinds are better than others...

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    Re: are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    Regular onions are a big no. Green onion tops, leek tops, chive tops are all safe. No bulb part of the aforementioned ones can be fed.

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    Re: are onions ok to feed to guinea pigs?

    Thank you everyone!

    Onetwo,
    Yes i know about Ly&Pigs' food chart it really is great, but i do not believe it mentions anything about onions... thank you though anyways.

    S0rceress0
    Wow ! i really did not know that... Thank you, i will watch out for onions, and it really is great to know why they are bad and not just that they are.

    Ly&Pigs
    andRnd210, Thank you guys as well! I have a lot of green onions, so it's good to know i can give my pig some of those once in a while.


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