Can Guinea Pigs Eat American Cheese

Can Guinea Pigs Eat American Cheese

American cheese is a kind of processed cheese and it comes in a variety of colors.

Some of those colors include white, yellow and orange. The flavors can be in a wild range from salty to mild to faintly sweet. This particular type of cheese has a medium-firm consistency and ha a very low melting point.

So can guinea pigs eat american cheese at all?

Before we can answer this questions lets look at the nutritional facts.

The ingredients that are most important to use are the salt, sugar, phosphorus, fat, water and acidic content. This is because these things effect the guinea pig the most.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32 g 49%
Saturated fat 18 g 90%
Polyunsaturated fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 8 g
Trans fat 1.1 g
Cholesterol 100 mg 33%
Sodium 1,671 mg 69%
Potassium 132 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g 1%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 2.3 g
Protein 18 g 36%
Vitamin A 18%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 104%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 5%
Vit B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 25%
Magnesium 6%

As you can see from the details above american cheese has a little sugar and huge amounts of calcium and salt.

For these reason guinea pigsĀ cannotĀ eat american cheese at all.

Therefore you should avoid trying to feed this food to your guinea pig at all.