It’s common for guinea pigs purchased at a pet store to not eat veggies because they are fed little to none from the breeding facility to the store. Fresh veggies are 10-20% of a guinea pig’s diet so it’s important that they start to eat it. Try hiding pieces of veggies in their hay orContinue reading “What if my guinea pigs don’t eat veggies?”
Category Archives: Diet
Guinea pig favorite foods
Guinea pigs can be picky, no doubt about it! Here are some favorite foods of theirs to try. Note: if a guinea pig doesn’t like something, you can always put the food in their hidey for a few hours and see if they get curious enough to take a nibble. If your guinea pig isContinue reading “Guinea pig favorite foods”
How do my guinea pigs get their vitamin C?
Guinea pigs love their fresh veggies! They do not make their own vitamin C, so to prevent a deficiency, fresh veggies are the easiest and best way to get them their vitamin C! ¼ of a bell pepper contains all of their vitamin C for the day! Daily staples include lettuce (romaine, green leaf, redContinue reading “How do my guinea pigs get their vitamin C?”
What pellets should I buy?
Most guinea pig pellets at the pet store are not healthy for guinea pigs. Take time to read the ingredients of any pellet before you buy. If it looks good to you, it’s not good for them. Pet food companies do not market their product to the animal, they market to humans. You’ll notice thatContinue reading “What pellets should I buy?”
Am I feeding my guinea pig enough?
Hay Guinea pigs’ diet should be 80% hay. With them snacking at all times to keep their digestive system moving, that’s a lot of hay! Refill their hay as much as you can. If you are gone at school or work all day, give them extra big piles. You cannot feed too much hay. FreshContinue reading “Am I feeding my guinea pig enough?”
Items in pet stores that you should NOT buy
Although chain pet stores claim to be the pet experts, they are decades behind on guinea pig care. It is not recommended to buy these items from a pet store for guinea pigs.
Should I use a water bottle or bowl?
Bottle or bowl? The age old debate of small animal owners. One side says one thing and the other says the opposite… Who’s right?
What do guinea pigs eat?
Guinea pigs’ diet consists of hay, fresh produce, pellets, and water.
What hay should I use?
The best type of hay to use and where to get it.