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Which food is not good for guinea pigs and rabbits?

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Asked by Kaytee, Last updated: Oct 11, 2020

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h.Miaham

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Answered Sep 29, 2017

Lettuce can cause tummy upset in guinea pigs and rabbits. Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds. In consequence, their diet contains large amounts of cellulose, which is hard to digest. Rabbits solve this problem via a form of hindgut fermentation.

They pass two distinct types of feces: hard droppings and soft black viscous pellets, the latter of which are known as caecotrophs and are immediately eaten (a behaviour known as coprophagy). Rabbits reingest their own droppings (rather than chewing the cud as do cows and numerous other herbivores) to digest their food further and extract sufficient nutrients.

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kaytee576

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Kaytee

Answered Aug 28, 2017

Lettuce

Lettuce can cause tummy upsets!
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