Cheese nips are small cheese flavoured crackers which are popular in many places around the world as a snack.
They are made in Cheddar, Reduced-Fat Cheddar and Four Cheese (Cheddar, Parmesan, Romano, Mozzarella) flavors. They were once made in extra cheddar flavors. The Four Cheese flavor contains half a gram of trans fat per serving. (Wikipedia)
So can guinea pigs eat cheese nips and if they can how much of them can be eaten.
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and looking especially close at their fat, sodium, calcium, acidic, phosphorus content which is especially pertinent as far as guinea pigs are concerned.
Calories (%DV based on daily intake of 2,000 kcal)t150 kcalt7.5%
Calories from Fat (italics if estimated)t60t300%
Kilojoulest627.6 kj
Pts (computed by CalorieLab; italics if fiber unknown)t0
Total Fat (DRI 65 g)t6 gt9.2%
Saturated Fat (DRI 20 g)t1.5 gt7.5%
Trans Fatt0 g
Cholesterol (DRI 300 mg)t0 mgt0%
Sodium (DRI 2,400 mg)t340 mgt14.2%
Total Carbohydrate (DRI 300 g)t19 gt6.3%
Dietary Fiber (DRI 25 g)t<1 gtNAnSugars (WHO recommended maximum daily intake 50 g)t0 gt0%nNet Carbs (italics if sugar alcohol content unknown)t20 gt nProtein (DRI 50 g)t3 gt6%nVitamin A (DRI 5000 IU)t0 IUt0%nVitamin C (DRI 60 mg)t0 mgt0%nCalcium (DRI 1000 mg)t0 mgt0%
As you can see cheese nips are quite high in sodium and fat which means that guinea pigs shouldn’t have too much of them. If they do happen to eat a few of them, they will be fine but the high salt and fat content is not good for them. But they are not a food that would be any good for them as they hold no nutritional benefit for their diets on a regular basis.