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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!