Can Guinea Pigs Eat Catnip?

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Catnip?

Catnip is native to:

  • Middle East
  • Eastern & Southern Europe
  • Central Aisa
  • Parts of China

It’s actual name isĀ Nepta cataria and is more commonly known as catnip, catmint or catswort.

This plant is part of the genus Nepeta in the family Lamiaceae.

The history of catnip is that it can be used for various medicinal purposes to help certain ailments.

The plant can be consumed as juice or as a tea. Can also be smoked or infused.

So can guinea pigs eat catnip at all?

No, you cannot feed catnip to your guinea pig as it would possibly hurt their stomach.

Therefore make sure you avoid feeding this plant to your guinea pig.