What Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

What Constitutes Guinea Pigs Diet?

 

1. TIMOTHY HAY

Timothy hay is crucial for your guinea pigs as it helps wear down their teeth, which if left unchecked can grow very long and hurt them.

Where Do I Get This?

FarmerDavePetSupply 3 Lb Second Cut Timothy Hay, Bunny, Guinea Pig and Chinchilla Hay

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. FRESH Vegetables Daily

Give small amounts of FRESH vegetable every day. You can give cucumber, fennel, celery leaves and stem lettuce.

IMPORTANT NOTE!! Excessive calcium rich vegetables will cause your guinea pig get bladder stones.

See video on vegetable feeding.

Guinea Pig Safe Vegetables

 

 

 

 

 

3. FRESH Guinea pig pellets

 

Young guinea pig below 6 months

Oxbow Animal Health Essentials- Young Guinea Pig Food

 

Where Do You Get This?

Oxbow Animal Health Essentials- Young Guinea Pig Food

 

 

 

 

 

Oxbow Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig (Alfalfa Based)

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Oxbow Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig (Alfalfa Based), 5-Pound Bag

UK #2. Oxbow Cavy Performance Young Guinea Pig (Alfalfa Based), 5-Pound Bag by Oxbow Animal Health

CANADA #3. OXBOW Essentials Cavy Performance-Young Guinea Pig-5 lb

 

 

 

 

 

Sherwood Baby Guinea Pig Food (No Soy, Wheat or Corn)- 4.5 lb. (Vet Used)

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Sherwood Baby Guinea Pig Food (No Soy, Wheat or Corn)- 4.5 lb. (Vet Used)

UK #2. Sherwood Baby Guinea Pig Food (No Soy, Wheat or Corn)- 4.5 lb. (Vet Used) by Sherwood Pet Health

 

 

Adult Guinea Pig 6+ Months

Oxbow Essentials Adult Guinea Pig (Timothy Based)

Where Do You Get This?

1. Oxbow Essentials Adult Guinea Pig (Timothy Based), 10-Pound Bag

2. Oxbow Essentials Adult Guinea Pig (Timothy Based), 5-Pound Bag

3. Oxbow Essentials Adult Guinea Pig (Timothy Based), 5-Pound Bag

 

 

 

 

 

Versele-Laga Cavia Complete


Where Do You Get This?

Versele-Laga Cavia Complete

 

 

 

 

 

Oxbow Animal Health Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Fortified Small Animal Feeds

Where Do You Get This?

Oxbow Animal Health Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Fortified Small Animal Feeds, 5-Pound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR Farm Grainless Complete Guinea Pig

Where Do You Get This?

JR Farm Grainless Complete Guinea Pig

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosewood Pet Meadow Menu Guinea Pig Food

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Rosewood Pet Meadow Menu Guinea Pig Food (1 Case), 4.4 lb

UK #2. ROSEWOOD Naturals Meadow Menu Guinea Pig Food, 2kg

 

 

 

 

4. Supplemental Vitamin C

You can also give Supplemental Vitamin C daily tablets prescribed by a guinea pig savvy vet. (The liquid is usually not that effective. The guinea pig may not drink the water). Vitamin C obtained from guinea pig pellets is not sufficient. As an alternative, you can give BELL PEPPER (remove seeds) which is rich in Vitamin C. Broccoli as well, but introduce it slowly as it can cause bloating.

AVOID diets rich in sugar, starches, fruit and carbohydrates.

 

 

5. Give FRESH WATER

You need to make sure your guinea pigs has access to clean fresh drinking water always in a clean water bottle. Some people have had some problems with various water bottles but these have been found to have the least or no problems at all.

Living World Eco + Water Bottle

Where Do You Get This?

US #1. Living World Eco + Water Bottle, 6-Ounce

UK #2. Living World Eco Plus Water Bottle, 177 ml

UK #3. Living World Eco+ Water Bottle 769ml

CANADA #4. Living World Eco Plus Water Bottle, 12-Ounce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle

Where Do You Get This?

In the US, you can get it at Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/ Ferret/Hamster/ Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Blue)

In the UK: Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Green)

In the UK: Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle (Long), Best Water Bottle for Guinea Pig/ Ferret/ Hamster/ Bunny, BPA Free, 11.2 Oz / 330 Ml Nozzle Diameter: 10mm (Blue)

In the UK:  Choco Nose H128 Patented No Drip Small Animal Water Bottle. Best Water Bottle for Small Pet/Bunny/Ferret/Hamster/Critter. BPA Free. 11.2 Oz. Nozzle Diameter: 10mm

 

 

How Often Should I Feed My Guinea Pigs?
  • Ensure that your guinea pigs have a handful of Fresh Timothy hay available at all times.
  • Give 1/8 cup of pellets once a day.
  • Give small amounts of FRESH vegetable every day.
  • Ensure that your guinea pigs have fresh water available at all times.

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