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With a bit of common sense, you should know that you can’t just give your Guinea Pig any kind of food. This is where this Guinea Pig diet sheet guide comes in.
In general, we are talking about the likes of salad foods, hay, specialized nuggets or pellets and muesli mixes and so on.
This is our guinea pig fruit and veg list (and so much more!)
We are not talking processed foods we might eat.
Now lets look at the foods. Guinea pigs cannot store Vitamin C in their bodies so they need to get it from foods. The following list of Guinea pig foods will help you decide on what to give them.
As you look below you can see that fruits in general are not the healthiest although they do love a lot of them so only feed these sparingly.
The general mix should be mainly salad items, along with fresh hay and unlimited water each day.
|Salad||Iceberg Lettuce (low nutritional value), but ok a few times a week. Instead go for Green leafy varieties|
|Salad (They love this food!)||Baby Spinach|
|Salad||Broccolli (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad||Brussell Sprouts (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad||Cabbage (don't over feed as it can cause their stomachs to bloat)|
|Salad||Capsicum (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad (They love this food!)||Carrots|
|Salad||Cauliflower (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad (They love this food!)||Celery|
|Salad||Choko (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad (they love this food!)||Corn (includes husks)|
|Salad (they love this food)||Cucumber|
|Salad (they love this food!)||Kos lettuce|
|Salad||Pak Choy (high in vitamin C)|
|Salad||Sweet potatoes (NOT normal potatoes as these are toxic to them)|
|Salad||Turnip (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Apple (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Banana (Including the leaves)|
|Fruit||Dried Apricot (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Figs (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Grapefruit (high in Vitamin C)|
|Fruit (they love this food!)||Honeydew Melon (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Kiwi fruit (high in vitamin C)|
|Fruit||Mango (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Orange (high in vitamin C BUT HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Pawpaw (high in vitamin C0|
|Fruit||Pear (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit||Pineapple (HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit (they love this food!)||Rockmelon (High in vitamin C BUT HIGH IN SUGAR)|
|Fruit (they love this food!)||Strawberries (high in vitamin C)|
|Fruit (they love this food!)||Watermelon|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Basil|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Clover|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Dandelion (high in vitamin C)|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Endive|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Milk thistle|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Oat grass|
|Herbs||Parsley (high in vitamin C)|
|Herbs (they love this food!)||Rocket|
|Herbs||Rosehips (high in vitamin C)|
Stick to just once or twice per week with veggies as it can lead to bloating and upset stomachs for them.
Guinea Pig feeding schedule
In general make sure they have water and hay available all day long.
Aside from this, an average of a cupful of additional foods from the above list per Guinea pig is sufficient
Try to stick to the mainly salad items, with fruits and herbs being more of a treat in small quantities
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