What should I feed my guinea pig daily?

Apart from an unlimited supply of timothy hay, grown-up guinea pigs need raw and fresh vegetables and fruits, rich in fiber and vitamin C. Fruits shouldn’t be given too often since they have a much higher level of sugar and acid. Some more ideas to examine are pellets, and things you should avoid giving your guinea pig.

How often should I Feed my guinea pig?

Feed your guinea pig on a consistent schedule, twice a day, morning and evening. Guinea pigs will overeat if given the chance, so, to prevent obesity, remove pelleted food that is left uneaten after one hour and discard fresh fruits or vegetables that are left uneaten after 24 hours.

What not to feed a guinea pig?

Food Not Good for Guinea Pigs, mushrooms, potatoes, garlic, onions, peanut butteravocado, daffodils, rhubarb leaves, foxglove Human food (such as dairy, chocolate, crackers, bread, pasta, cereal, and anything with added sugar).

Lethal white’ guinea pigs are genetically compromised and usually have serious health issues and can have shorter life spans. According to the Royal Veterinary College, ‘lethal white’ guinea pigs occur as a result of a recessive gene carried in roan and dalmatian coloured pigs.

This of course begs the query “What can guinea pigs eat and not eat list?”

Stone fruit (all kinds) Contains cyanide and is rich in sugar. Can cause diarrhea. All kinds of exotic fruits like mango, papaya, pomegranate Causes serious indigestion and colics. Rhubarb Rich in oxialic acid.

What is the best diet for a guinea pig?

Guinea pigs are herbivores – meaning they only eat plants. Their ideal diet will include: A constant supply of good quality feeding hay or grass. This should make up at least 80% of their food – it’s really important for their teeth and their digestive system.