diet

  1. Totts

    Palative Care

    This time last year I had 3 piggies. The youngest (sow) died suddenly in the summer, and my boar passed away on boxing day after fighting what appeared to be a combination of polycystic kidney disease and arthritis in his spine for over a year. I have the eldest girl left (Bailey) she is a...
  2. Sullivancourt

    How much is too much white stuff on fleece?

    I have two boys, and lately the white stuff has been increasing. Bigger areas in places where they pee more frequently. Where they sleep and relax there’s usually one or two small spots. At first it was a small amount, which I know if it’s calcium that’s normal. Lately it just seems to be...
  3. acefebreze

    Separating bonded adult & babies for feeding?

    Hey all, I have 3 bonded guinea pigs (1 adult and 2 babies) currently in a 3x4 C&C, so space isn't an issue for them. In order to feed the babies alfalfa pellets and make sure the adult doesn't eat them, I'm planning to split the space into two 2x3's to separate the adult and the babies. To...
  4. Hnrpiggies

    Guinea pig won’t eat any greens!

    trying to feed one of my guineas his daily veg is really difficult! He WILL NOT eat greens. I don’t know what I can give him daily to meet his dietary requirements. I’ve tried him with cucumber, green beans, romaine lettuce, cabbage, kale, asparagus and spring greens. He just has a problem with...
  5. Hnrpiggies

    Is this the right amount of veggies per pig? Also, do pregnant guineas need extra?

    sooo I made a post in another category because it was about housing and someone pointed out that I was feeding them the wrong amount of veggies (there was loads of kale and spinach- too much calcium) so I read the link and changed up their daily veggies a bit. Is this right? I have each pig: 2...
  6. ashleemelda

    Suddenly Stopped Eating Pellet Food

    I feed my guinea pigs Oxbow Essentials (Adult) for their pellet food, and suddenly within the past 4-5 days, they have stopped eating it - they will either eat a few or sniff their bowls once and walk away altogether. As I am normally in my room getting ready for the day while they eat (which...
  7. A

    Guinea pig questions!

    Hi, I’m a new guinea pig mummy and have some questions please! I have had Albie (grey) for 6 weeks and Zeb for 5, they are brothers - both around 4 months old. Some days they will let me and my partner pick them up (when they are in their beds) and put them on us whilst stroking / feeding...
  8. ashleemelda

    Vegetable Alternative

    I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide by Wiebke, which primarily meant adding a full green bean and small piece of celery to their daily diet. Initially, they both took these vegetables very well, but within the past couple of days, Rose seems to no longer enjoy green bean...
  9. Alexemond97

    One overweighted guinea pig and one normal

    Hi, I have two boars who share together everything. They eat at the same time and there is no fight. They eat about the same amount of food. However, one is 1050g and the other one is 1400g. I would like my big boy to lose some weight but I don’t want the little one to be even more skinny. Do...
  10. ashleemelda

    Frequency of Poop; Medication Not Helping

    A couple weeks ago, I made a post detailing how both my girls' poop had become much lighter in color and was very dry even immediately after being dropped. On top of that, while they had been pooping, it was significantly less than I was used to seeing, especially first thing in the morning...
  11. ashleemelda

    Introducing New Foods, Question Re: Lettuce

    I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide. My girls already get several of what's included daily: a rotating slice of red, yellow, or orange sweet pepper; a slice of cucumber; and a sprig of cilantro (although Moira is completely turned off by them whereas Rose can't get...
  12. ashleemelda

    Changes in Poop / Drinking Habits

    I am beginning to worry about my two guinea pigs' poop. For the last several days, both of their droppings have been lighter in color and very dry (PICTURE ATTACHED BELOW) even immediately after they go to the bathroom. Additionally, while there has been a significant amount of poop in the cage...
  13. Dystopoly

    Versele-Laga/Selective Naturals Brand?

    Does anyone have any experience with this food/know if it’s any good? It’s new in my local pet store and looks really interesting!
  14. C

    Advice needed for rescuing piggies

    Hey! Sorry for the long winded message. We’re off to rescue a couple of little piggies and I’d be grateful for any advice. We originally planned to adopt from a rescue (trying to teach my children the importance of rescuing rather than buying from a pet store) so we expected to get 2/3...
  15. x3littlepiggies

    Calcium requirement for junior pigs?

    Hi. I have 3 girls who are 10 weeks old. I've been giving them 1 handful of alfalfa hay every other day in with their Timothy & meadow hay. Ive been feeding them veggies as you would an adult pig (not too many high calcium foods). Somebody told me not to worry about calcium content until they're...
  16. Kevin_Haae

    Opinions On This Diet?

    So i researched a lot about foods that guinea pigs can eat and should only have selectively, as well as the amount of calcium etc to look at. I was wondering what you guys thought of this diet i've been giving my piggies, as they seem to love it. It's for 2 pigs. so each day i've been giving...
  17. S

    Spelt?

    I have some spelt seed that I originally bought to use as ground cover. I believe it's an older type of wheat. Would it be okay to feed some to my three guinea pigs? I would of course cut it before it went to seed.
  18. ToastandBeans

    What Food Do Your Piggies Enjoy?

    Beans loves carrots! Not sure on Pudding yet! Toast used to love lettuce. She could have lived on it. What food do your piggies enjoy? (Wondering about new foods they can have. If I can’t give much of it to them please say :) )
  19. Barnyard Boars

    Pellet Food Choices

    For the longest time I've fed both my hamsters and guineas tiny friends farm food, but it's colourful and I know that's not always best choice but they love it! However I feel like I shouldn't now and should stick to oxbow pellets that just look like regular pellets, OR should I mix them? I'm so...
  20. Thiefelli

    Questions About Pellet Food!

    Hi everyone! I've had my pigs for about 6 months now and work in a pet shop so I'm always looking for good guinea pig pellet food. I know that anything with little colored chunks or flaked peas is bad for them so I avoid these mixes. I've tried all sorts, from Oxbow Organics (which they find...
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