One of my friends was telling me how his roommate feeds his guinea pigs "non-guinea pig" snacks occasionally. He said he would provide them pieces of unbuttered popcorn. Today I was eating saltine crackers with peanut butter and every time I"d move the cracker bag the guinea pigs would certainly started wheeking because they believed they were going to get a treat! I was wondering if it"s safe to give them some saltine cracker pieces to nibble on? Along the exact same lines, I periodically give them those little bit yogurt drop snacks you can buy at the pet keep. They really like them, however I freshly read the ingredients and it appears favor it can be really negative for them. Maybe I must simply stick to fresh fruits and also veggies for treats?
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Definitely stick to fresh fruits and veggies. Person food is NOT good for piggies. If they go for your food, acquire it away from them, do not feed it to them! Feed them some fruits/veggies while you"re eating your snack so they will remain inhabited.

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I wouldn"t provide them the saltine crackers, however I was told a single item of unbuttered and unsalted popcorn per pig is okay as an occasional treat. I do not know about yogurt drops, yet I think I heard they are bad for them. On the exact same topic, my piggies really choose a small slice of apple for a treat. Just make sure you don"t offer it to them as well frequently.
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Store bought treats are much as well fattening and contain lots of conservatives, which aren"t any type of great either. Human being snacks are a nono. If you make your own popcorn, take out one after it popped, before salt and also sugar is included. You can offer those as soon as in a while.
Ya, I"d avoid dairy since their digestive mechanism can"t process it the very same as us and it can bring about inner health difficulties. They really would fairly have actually a piece of lettuce anyway.. to them, that"s so much tastier.

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I guess I"ll just stick to the organic treats! It seems weird that so many pet stores market the yogurt drop treats via pictures of guinea pigs on the bag as soon as it"s so negative for them!
Pet stores offer tons of merchandise that is not great for piggies. They also do the very same via various other species also. Manufactures make assets to appeal to us human beings and package them very cleverly, even though it is made for a pet. They feel if they appeal to people then we will buy it. No keep bought treat is better than fresh greens. Piggies choose the taste of fresh as well.
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Some civilization treats are okay for pigs, in exceptionally little amounts. Popcorn through no butter or salt is simply popped kernels of the very same corn they would certainly eat off the cob. Most of the nutrients are gone, so it"s not a lot usage to them, yet it won"t harm them. I"ve recognized human being who fed pigs tiny pieces of grainy breview or crackers. Most processed foods have additives pigs don"t need, however a tiny piece won"t hurt them.I uncovered a huge container of shelled sunfreduced seeds at the market for just $2.99, so I"ve been giving each a few seeds per day to make certain they have sufficient Vitamin B. Ihad actually the container open on my desk, and also hub and I started eating at them also. The children go nuts once we eat their treats, and also the smell/taste are on my fingers when I pet the youngsters, so they nibble my finger tips.It"s always excellent to continue to be with natural, unprocessed treats. You can make your very own. I can"t remember which members make treats, yet a couple of have actually made piggy treats in the past.