Can my Guinea Pig eat Cherry Trees (Wild And Cultivated)?
No, they can never eat it!
Leaves contain cyanide; highly potent when they wilt
While cherries are fine to give as a treat, the leaves contain cyanide, a metabolic toxin, which becomes more concentrated when leaves wilt and dry out
Guinea pigs and rabbits should have a variety of at least 5 different types of leafy greens to protect against nutritional excesses and deficiencies. At least 80% of the diet should be a good quality grass or cereal hay.
✔ Validated by Dr. Nicole Su
Dr. Nicole is Upilio's in-house veterinarian and bunny parent. With her oldest rabbit Ella now 10 years of age, she developed a passion for small herbivore nutrition and credits Ella's health to a good diet, as well as plenty of love.