What foods can you feed a guinea pig?
Our guinea pig loves to eat carrots and won't eat apples or lettuce. What other foods are save to feed her?
Your guinea pig is so cute. We have two of them. We buy them pellets for small mammals from the nearby pet shop. We also occasionally give them alfalfa hay -- they're under a year old. Plus they love cucumbers and banana leaves. Oh and they also go for bell peppers. They don't fancy sweet stuff much. Hope that helps! ^_^
Guinea pigs do actually eat lettuce. The love the stuff. Romaine lettuce is best for them, but you should not feed them iceberg lettuce. They also eat apples, but be sure to take out the pips. It's surprising that your guinea pig doesn't eat them. Maybe you can try her with different types. I gave my guinea pigs tomatoes once, and they wouldn't eat them, but when I gave them cherry tomatoes, they love them.
I made a hub about looking after your guinea pig, and it lists the food you can and cannot give them. Here's the link: http://vitallani.hubpages.com/hub/How-T … Guinea-Pig
I did try the iceberg lettuce but I didn't think about the romaine. Great tip. I'll try that today along with a small piece of tomato and see what she does. Thanks!
Iceberg lettuce is bad for them because it contains isotopes, that's probably why they didn't eat it. I've noticed that guinea pigs don't usually eat things that might not agree with them. They're smart like that.
My guinea pigs used to LOVE banana peels. Well, and the banana itself, but don't just give them a whole one at once. They also used to like nibbling on citrus rinds, or they'd just sit the grapefruit rinds. Also, I've picked grass and dandelions from outside and they liked those a lot (just make sure you don't have a treated lawn).
by Jelly Squid 2 years ago
can you put any guinea pig outdoors
by Tina 8 years ago
This is the first guinea pig I have ever owned. Any advice? I have a dog and cat a and small child. The Guinea has a cage with a tight lid. The dog thinks it is a new play friend. I haven't introduced it to the cat yet becase I know what it will think!
by princesspeac_958 7 years ago
Is it okay for a guinea pig to be curious of food that they can not eat?My 10 month old male guinea pig is very loud when it comes to bananas, which I don't let him eat becuase of high potaissum. What should I do. I am usally a softie when it comes too animals.
by kjmcivor1 8 years ago
I have a guinea pig that will not sit still to let me pet her, is there a way to get her to relax?She is about a year old and I wanted to know if she will settle down with age or if I can train her. Even when I have carrots she won't relax. She does crazy laps in her tank to get away...
by saxywarrior 8 years ago
i was petting my guinea pig and he made a chirping and a purring noise. does that mean hes in pain?
by jolenebuddy 9 years ago
my guinea pig is now outside and he is not eating what shall i do?
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