Can Guinea pigs eat Potatoes?

can-guinea-pigs-eat-potatosPotatoes are a root vegetable just like carrots that grow underground! So can guinea pigs eat potatoes?

No! They can’t!

Potatoes are one of those on the poisonous foods list as they contain toxins that can be dangerous. However, they can eat sweet potatoes!

But only once or twice a month.



3 thoughts on “Can Guinea pigs eat Potatoes?

  • October 24, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Ha! Well when I read the title of your post, I was compelled to read it. Who knew that they can’t eat potatoes. That’s certainly very valuable information for anybody who has a guinea pig as a pet. Or is thinking of getting one.

    I’d love it if you provided more information though. It’s an interesting piece of information to be sure, but I’d love to read more.

  • October 25, 2016 at 12:58 am

    I had a feeling that guinea pigs could not eat potatoes. I remember slicing carrots for our guinea pig and he would in the pantry squealing because he knew what I was doing. Miss that little guy. Didn’t think about sweet potatoes but then again they say they are better for people than white potatoes.

    • October 25, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Interesting! I didn’t know that sweet potatoes were better then regular potatoes! Yep carrots are certainly a big favorite!


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