Can guinea pigs eat fresh peaches?

My guinea pig out running around and getting his daily exercise for the day when my little sister was sitting on the floor eating cut up peaches. He ended up getting into the bowl when she got up to use the bathroom and ate some of the peaches. Is this a safe fruit for them to eat or should I be worried? It happened last night. 

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July 18, 2020 1:05 AM

Peaches are great but are very sweet and high in sugar so you can feed them to a guinea pig once or twice a week at most. If you overfeed them sweet fruit like this, it can lead to health complications like diabetes, fungal infections, and mouth sores.

July 22, 2020 12:15 AM

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My friend's pig loves them. He only gives them to him when he buys them for himself. He will cut off a few pieces and give them to him as treats. I think they are great for training if your piggy loves them but I would avoid feeding this to them too often.

July 25, 2020 1:57 AM

I would imagine that the pit is toxic. Most fruit pits seem to be very toxic to rodents, cats, and dogs. I am not sure why but I guess that is because they are essentially tree seeds.

July 25, 2020 2:17 AM

Mine really enjoys them. Her name is actually peaches. I give a few pieces of one 2 times a week. Usually as a weekend treat.

July 27, 2020 1:15 AM

Yeah you just have to watch how much sugar they eat. I wouldn't give them peaches, pears, or any other high sugar fruits more than once a week.

July 27, 2020 10:50 PM

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Mine don't seem to like them but you can offer them. Like mentioned, this fruit is pretty high in sugar so you want to make sure now to over due it with the peaches. Only feed small amounts at most 2 times a week.

July 28, 2020 2:55 AM

As mentioned, they can eat fresh plums but you just don't want to feed this to them every day or in large quantities. I would advise you to stick to maybe 5 or 6 small chunks a week.

July 29, 2020 1:26 AM

This article has some great info about guinea pigs and peaches: https://wereallaboutpets.com/can-guinea-pigs-eat-peaches


In short, no more than 1 thin slice.

August 5, 2020 11:58 PM

I know my guinea pig enjoys it but I won't allow it. There are no benefits for them and increases the risk of other health problems, not worth it!

August 6, 2020 12:12 AM