do you give your guineas treats?

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i have a friend who gives her guineas treats.
now i would have thought a guinea treat would look something like this:
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but no. she gives her guineas nestle chocolate bars which she buys online http://www.twenga.co.uk/dir-Food-and-Drink,Sweet-delicacies,Chocolate-bars-10001 (apparently they dont like cadburys or the bars from the newsagents, apparently guineas can tell where a chocolate bar is bought)
now i think this is nonsense, and i dont think guines should be eating kitkats or milybars but then again i dont own guineas or really know anything about them, so i wondered what you thought?
 

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you are right guineas shouldnt eat diary products or chocolate. my treats for the boys consist of fruit salads, veggie salads or a garden salad with the occasion piggy chew bar
 

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No, your right chocolat is not good. A couple of mine like the odd raisin, but most of them prefer just to eat the box! For treats mine like an apple core, or a green bean. They wont touch the little packets of guinea pig treats you can buy from pet shops. x
 

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Ooh, I'd never feed mine chocolate, it's poisonous. I used to feed them rotastak yoghurt drops, but they are more healthy now and have the odd pea or blueberry as a treat (which they all love).
 

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I am sneaky. Instead of putting a bowl of nuggets in the cage, I open the door and shake the bucket and they come running. Then I feed them nuggets one by one. That way I can make sure my fatty pig doesn't hog them all, and also they have become tamer as a result. Even my extremely timid pig will come all the way up to me to snatch a pellet, then go and hide somewhere to eat it. :))

They get very excited over nugget time, so I suppose they think of them as treats.
 

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oh my word! Mine have fruit and veg as treats. I did buy some gertie treats but they turn their nose up at them and completely ignore it :))
 

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I brought my two boys some chocolate drops that were labelled as guinea pig food at a petshop.

I offered them some but they all ignored it and refused to even touch it. Luckily I got curious the same day to see if it was okay for them or not and after being told (on here) that chocolate is not good for them, I immediately tossed it in the bin and just feed them vegetables.

As a treat mine tend to like a bit of apple or a grape. (only rarely though)
 

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Giving unsuitable food is a form of cruelty. Fresh veg is the only suitable treat - even the majority of treats sold in pet shops are sugary, fatty rubbish.
 
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