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Q: What is some good food to feed your guinea pigs?

January 10, 2009 | By Caitlin | 12 answers | Expired: 2046 days ago

What is some good food to feed your guinea pigs?

What are some good vegtables or fruit you feed them?

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Kavykeeper
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Jan 10, 2009

The most important foods to feed guinea pigs are the pellets and hay. I feed mine Cavy Cuisine which is a timothy hay (no alfalfa) based pellet. Kaytee also makes one that is made with timothy hay, but mine prefer Cavy Cuisine. Unlimited hay is essential. I feed them timothy, oat, orchard grass as the three top ones. I never give any alfalfa to adults. As far as snacks, they all have different tastes. They all like old fashioned uncooked oatmeal, romaine lettuce and chopped, not stalks of celery. Some like parsley, cilantro,
dandelions, yarrow, sweet bell peppers, strawberries, watermelon and rinds, cantaloupe, kale, oranges, apples. I never give them potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower. Make sure you don't give them a lot of food high in calcium because it can cause bladder and kidney stones. Stay away from the honey stick treats. It has a lot of junky things in it.

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lorraine B.
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Jan 10, 2009

all the things kavykeeper said plus you can give them red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce never give them iceberg lettuce they can have corn on the cob with the husk and silk on, the husk and silk can be fed daily but the cob once or twice a week,my girls love parsley and cilantro,

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Beth M.
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Jan 11, 2009

When I had guinea pigs I use to give them the pellets, carrots, celery, apples.

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