infused water

LMg

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Hello, lately I have been big on infusing my water with fruits and veggies. I was wondering if it would be safe to give my guinea pigs some from time to time. I've read other users say they're kind of iffy about flavored water, but I'm not sure if they were talking about artificial flavorings or what, any feedback would be nice. Thanks
 

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I'm sure someone experienced will be along to advise further.

I personally would not due to sugar content from the fruit. My guinea pigs have filtered water, and I would certainly never give anything with added extras. Pure water only (with as much natural content filtered out). Fruit infused would be high sugar and flavoured water has all sorts of added extras (including artificial products).
 

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Water should always be kept plain for guinea pigs.
Infused waters have a small additional sugar content which is unnecessary, and also more prone to encourage the growth of bacteria.

Giving fresh tap (or ideally filtered) water daily is best.
 
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