guinea pig, smooth hair, gold agouti @ Pixabay

Guinea pigs are famously known as cute, furry pets. But what is not so well known is that guinea pigs can eat avocado! Many people who have guinea pigs do not know this information and it could be the difference between life or death for your furry friend.

We will go over the list of foods that guinea pigs should and should not eat below to help you make sure they stay healthy, happy, and free from disease.

avocado, halves, cross section @ Pixabay

Guinea pigs can eat avocados. They should not eat chocolate or any other foods that are toxic to them. It is recommended you take your guinea pig for a vet visit before making these changes in their diet because they may have an allergy, condition, or illness which requires different food types.

If you notice lethargy, diarrhoea, weight loss and/or vomiting after adding the new food into the diet then it’s important to remove this from his current diet.

These are all signs of gluten intolerance which is common among guinea pigs due to how sensitive they are compared to people who suffer from celiac disease and allergies to wheat products as well as those who have issues.

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