Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cheerios?

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cheerios?

Cheerios are a super popular breakfast cereal that are often eaten with milk in the morning.

They are usually made of grain and are mini ‘O’ that come in a variety of flavors.

Many people eat Cheerios because they are said to be healthy and good for the heart.

So can guinea pigs eat cheerios safely or not?

Before we can answer this question lets take a more deep look at the nutritional facts surrounding cheerios.

Total fat 2 g 3%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 140 mg 6%
Potassium 170 mg 5%
Total carbohydrate 20 g 7%
Dietary fiber 3 g 1%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 10%
Iron 45%

Source: Wikipedia

Cheerios contain a large amount of calcium and a little bit of fat and sugar.

Additionally they have a good amount of Vitamin C.

Unfortunately as cheerios are processed and are a grain product it means that this food is completely not right for guinea pigs and therefore they should not eat them.

Processed foods and grain products are bad for a guinea pig to eat and therefore should be fully avoided.