Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What can I feed my guinea pig(s)?

There are foods you can and cannot feed your guinea pig. It is fine to feed them Romaine lettuce, red or green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, sweet peppers, carrots, watermelon, apples, strawberries, oranges, kale, escarole, endive, etc. They also need timothy hay and pellet food that is made for guinea pigs, NOT for rabbits. Rabbit food lacks the vitamin C guinea pigs need. DO NOT feed your guinea pig onions, garlic, spinach, potatoes or their peels, or iceberg lettuce. Don't feed too much fruit; the sugar can lead to weight gain. Guinea pigs love to eat, but some may be picky about their food, so you may have to experiment to see what your little friend likes!
Most guinea pigs do not like the taste of liquid vitamins in their water. These vitamins aren't necessary if you already feed a good staple food and supplement it with fresh produce.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mean to undercut you by correcting you but Tang really isn't good for pigs. It is sugary, contains dyes and does not have as much vitamin C as it seems.

    A green bell pepper is the way to go. It has more vitamin C than an orange and most piggies love them!