Guinea Pigs are a wonderful, loving and quirky pet that can bring you years of joy! Let’s talk about the basics of feeding your pigs.
Your guinea pig should be getting anywhere from 1/8 – 1/4 cup of a timothy hay based pellet daily. Although the pellets are an integral part of their diet, they are not nearly as important as them having access to fresh hay 24/7. Do not feed you pigs pellets that contain corn, seeds or dehydrated fruit! Your cavy will go straight for the tasty stuff first and ignore the actual pellet. When buying pellets, be sure that the pellets contain extra vitamin C! Guinea pigs do not make their own vitamin C and are prone to scurvy!
A 24/7 supply of fresh hay is very important for your piggies. Guinea pigs has a compulsion to chew and hay is perfect for this! Hay also helps file down their teeth and is very high in fiber which keeps their their intestines running smoothly.
Vegetables, Leafy Greens & Fruit
Below is a list of Safe Fruits and Vegetables that you can feed your guinea pigs. This list will continue to grow. If you have an addition contact us.
- Green Leaf Lettuce
- Romain Red Leaf Lettuce
- Butterhead lettuce
- Green Bell Peppers
- Yellow Bell Peppers
2-4 Times Per Week
- Orange Peppers
- Sweet Red Peppers
- Celery – Be sure to remove the veins, this can cause your piggy to choke!
- Cherry Tomato Tomato – Do NOT feed them tomato leaves
- Grapes – Seedless
1-2 Times Per Week
- Kiwi – Remove Skin!