Guinea Pig Diet

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dietAs you know, guinea pigs are vegetarians and this means that they don’t eat meat and fish. You should also know one important thing – just like humans, guinea pigs can’t manufacture their own Vitamin C because their body don’t produce it. That’s why you have to give vegetables as part of pig’s diet. My advice is to give your piggy a lot of vegetables and fruits every day. The good news is that most of the food we eat is ideal for the guinea pigs. Check out the list below.

vegetablesVegetables that are good for guinea pigs.
Cucumber
Carrots
Tomatoes
Celery (with leaves)
Radish
Capsicum
Cabbage
Spinach
Snow Peas
Corn on the Cob (in the husk)
Cauliflower
Spring Greens

hd_fruits_and_vegetables_picture_02_hd_pictures_167471Fruits that are good for guinea pigs

Strawberries
Apple
Grapes
Paw Paw
Banana
Pears
Watermelon
Kiwi Fruit

wcress1Fresh Herbs
Rocket Leaves
Watercress
Parsley
Coriander
Basil
Chives

 

Useful Tip :Guinea Pigs love to tip over bowl so make sure your bowl can’t be tipped over. Give your piggy some place to have fun and hide.

Like humans, guinea pigs have their individual tastes so some of them may like vegetables and fruits that others don’t like. That’s why it is important to give them wide choice at the beginning to find out what your pet likes and dislikes.  Keep in mind that the food should have room temperature and frozen products can cause stomach problems.

Some food that is good for us can be toxic for guinea pig.Below you can find list of products that you should avoid totally.

Mushroomsno-sign
Daisies
Buttercups & daffodils
Iceberg Lettuce
Rhubarb
Tomato Leaves
Seeds & nuts
Chocolate
Dairy Products
Bread
Sultanas
Green Beans


 

GRASS & PLANTS

Guinea Pig DietFresh grass is a favorite food for guinea pigs. But before giving the grass to your pet, please make sure that there is no pesticides or toxic plants. If you are not sure about it, it’s better to avoid giving it because the problems can be really serious, including diarrhea and death. The best choice is to give pigs Hay because all of them love it.


Water

bottleYour guinea pig should always have access to fresh water in a bottle as shown on the picture. Try to change the water every day. Don’t use bowls for water because it gets soiled quickly leaving piggy without water. Also keep in mind, that during the winter season, the pig may not drink water if you give it a lot of fresh grass and vegetables. You can buy a special bottle for guinea pig at the local zoo shop.