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Amount of Veggies+Pellets

GuineaPigLover7891

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Hi. I have two boars (Patches and Carmal.) On this forum, they say 1 cup of veggies per pig. Does that mean if you have a pair you give them 2 cups. Same with pellets. Instead of 1/8 would you feed 1/4. Or if it was 1/4 would you feed 1/2? Also do you feed 1/8 pellets per pig or 1/4. Do they need separate bowls? Two bowls for pellets and two for veggies. Btw I won’t start the veggie amount right away because they have soft poop.


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If they have soft poops then don’t give them veggies at all until they’re back to normal. It’s a cup EACH and a tablespoon of pellets EACH. I’d say have two of everything - bowl, bottle, hay pile. You can then put each portion in a bowl. I have boys and they each have a bowl. They get pellets in the afternoon and will eat from separate bowls, sometimes swapping round.

The link below has a pic of a good ‘serving size’.

Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
 

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Oops I have been giving my pigs way too much yummy veg if that pic is the benchmark for one pig per day!
 

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If they have soft poops then don’t give them veggies at all until they’re back to normal. It’s a cup EACH and a tablespoon of pellets EACH. I’d say have two of everything - bowl, bottle, hay pile. You can then put each portion in a bowl. I have boys and they each have a bowl. They get pellets in the afternoon and will eat from separate bowls, sometimes swapping round.

The link below has a pic of a good ‘serving size’.

Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
So it’s a tablespoon of pellets each not 1/8.
 
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