NURSING

  • Grass/Hay
    Grass/Hay
  • Alfalfa Hay
    Alfalfa Hay
  • Pellet Food
    Pellet Food
  • Mixed cereal
    Mixed cereal
  • Vegetables and Fruits
    Vegetables and Fruits
  • Water
    Water

 

Mainly food:

- Fresh Grass / Timothy Hay (Unlimited!)


- Alfalfa Hay (recommended for pregnant sow, growing pig or babies!) all under six months age

Can help animals gain weight and give a nice shine to their fur because it's High fiber, more protein, energy and calcium, mixed with other grass hay to creates a rich, flavorful and nutritious treat

 

- Pellet Food (usually i give it mixed with oat, cornflakes, cutting hay, etc... like Muesli cereal)

 

 

- Vegetables and Fruits

Here is the list of some of the fruits and vegetables that guinea pigs particularly love and that give them the best nutritional benefits. Fruits are high in sugar so it's best to view them more as treats, and avoid any sudden major changes in diet until you know how your guinea pig's tummy reacts to things:

  • Red Pepper (or green/yellow pepper. Red has the highest vitamin C concentration)
  • Carrots - both the root and the green tops are perfectly safe for your guinea pig.
  • Apples - just make sure they don't have any seeds.
  • Oranges
  • Leafy greens like red lettuce, romaine, Boston lettuce, (be sure to feed leafy vegetables in moderation to avoid diarrhea, and feed spinach a bit sparingly to avoid potential kidney problems.)
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli (in moderation since it can be gassy and cause a gas pain)
  • Green beans
  • Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Dandelion Greens
  • strawberries (in moderation)
  • oranges or clementines. A helpful way to feed these to your piggie if they're being picky is to scoop out some pulp from half an orange and leave some in it so they can lick it without needing to chew on it if they're not diggin' the texture.
  • spinach
  • cherry tomatoes in moderation
  • cilantro
  • dandelion greens
  • parsley - either curly or flat. They love it and it smells delicious when you're tearing some sprigs off the bunch to give it to them!

 

- Daily Vitamin C

15 mg - 30 mg daily

 

- Water

I feed my guinea pigs unlimited fresh grass or timothy hay everyday!everytime! and also pellet food mix which are now many of complete guinea pig food available at pet store (pellet or mix made for guinea pig) everyday.

 

Do not be tempted to feed him a rabbit food as it won't be suitable for guinea pig!


I also give them a regular supply of fresh fruits (like Orange, Apple, Strawberry, Banana, Mango, Watermelon, Grape) and vegetables (like Carrot, Tomato, Cucumber, Spinach, ChineseCabbage) as guinea pigs require plenty of vitamin C everyday but all must be in small portions, fresh, raw and washed throughly

make sure it is clean and free from insect/pesticides!

 

Remember the uneaten food must be remove daily and do not feed stale greens!

 

A fresh supply of water in a drinking bottle is also required and must be change everyday.

 

 

I suggest you should have at least 1 siringe at home, just to stay alert if suddenly your guinea pigs are getting sick and you have to make them pellet porridge, give them vitamins and water by siringe!

click here to see siringe's pic