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LPReAnim8eD

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peanut butter

is it ok for guinea pigs to have a little peanut butter? mine seem to really enjoy it
 
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Nuts

Peanuts are high in fat, so they wouldn't be good to feed to your pig. So I figure, the same goes for peanut butter, being that it is made from peanut and oil.
 
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Woops.. well mine LOVE peanut butter and I've given mine some before.. I think I'll stop that now..
 

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Well, I occasionally give my Guinea Pig's sweets to eat. Not often, but maybe once a month. :) Example- my Guinea Pig's have had cookies, milkshakes, cake, etc. before. But these foods in no way should ever be given on a regular basis. They are not healthy for a Guinea Pig. But as long as they are healthy, a little sweet treat doesn't hurt on occasion!
 
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^_^

What about Basil? is that ok?
 

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:mad: Hmm.. I'm not exactly sure. Maybe CavySpirit(Teresa) has an answer to this. :)
 
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That's a good question?:lol:
 

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Pigz, I suggest you contact Teresa about this. I'm sure she can tell you if basil is a proper food for guinea pig's. I'm assuming you are quiet angry not knowing this answer to this, based on this emoticon you placed in your post: :lol: .
 
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My guinea loves cilantro. Anyone know if that's okay?
 

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Cilantro is fine.

Basil is relatively high in oxalic acids (like spinach) and should only be given occassionally.

<em>Well, I occasionally give my Guinea Pig's sweets to eat. Not often, but maybe once a month. Example- my Guinea Pig's have had cookies, milkshakes, cake, etc. before. But these foods in no way should ever be given on a regular basis. They are not healthy for a Guinea Pig. But as long as they are healthy, a little sweet treat doesn't hurt on occasion! </em>

<span style="font-size:large;">NO NO NO NO NO</span> A thousand times NO. And I've told you in the past to NOT give this advice out publicly.

NO TREATS that are not on the recommended food list. PERIOD. It CAN hurt on occassion. NO PROCESSED foods. NO SWEETS -- including the yogurt drop treats, honey and seed sticks and other pet store crap.

Guinea pigs do NOT process sugars well at all and this can lead to bloat -- a very serious and deadly condition -- in guinea pigs. Sugars can seriously disrupt the sensitive digestive process/track in guinea pigs.

See this page for the PROPER foods to feed your guinea pigs: guinealynx.com/nutrition.html
 
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HUH?????

Cookies? Cakes? Is this a joke or what?

Yeast, Wheats, Gurts, Pasteurized Stuffs and all that lactosic and wheaty foods shouldn't be given EVEN occasionally. Are you sick or what?
 

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and your pigs aren't overweight? I give mine a bundle of hay and some pellets and its already fat as ever... not to mention spoiled..
 
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