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Make sure you purchase fresh, high-quality, clean hay that is dry, sweet-smelling and free of mold. A high-quality meadow hay such as Timothy hay is a great choice. Pellets: Commercial is specially formulated to provide balanced nutrition with the ideal dosage of Vitamin C and other essential nutrients. We recommend the higher quality brands such as Oxbow pellets vs the “snack” blends. Avoid feeding any muesli-type mixtures because you will end up with lots of bits left over. Your pets will eat the tastier bits, usually the sweeter ones and leave anything they don’t like, these are usually the healthy bits that are full of fibre. A lack of fibre in a guinea pigs’ diet leads to painful dental diseases.
Five Things Your Guinea Pigs Need
Guinea Pig Food List
Peppers (red and green, without seeds)
Common Foods To Be Eaten In Moderation
For guinea pigs, some foods are fine but should only really be eaten in moderation. Fruit, for example, is quite sugary and acidic, and can result in painful little sores around the guinea pigs’ mouths if fed to them too often
Lettuce (contains a sedative)
Spinach (contains oxalic acid so a maximum of two leaves a week)
Four Things Your Guinea Pigs Need
Recommended Care Items:
Toys are a great way to help your guinea pigs get the exercise they need to stay fit and healthy. Investing in a puzzle or tunnel can be just what your pet needs – a little more incentive to keep moving and remain active, which can be useful since they are indoors and when you go out of the home. We suggest a soft paper bedding – cleaned out 2x a week – for maximum comfort.
Suggested items :
Guinea pig igloos, hideaways, chews, hay balls and tunnels. Some guinea pigs like special licks that you can purchase and tie to the side of your guinea pigs’ run.