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Calcium Relared Bladder Problems

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gizzy

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I am sure that it is something we are doing wrong

In nature only the fitest, survive , (natural selection ) if the G P was naturaly prone to bladder problems
Shurly they would would have died out thousends, of years ago :hmm:

Just a thougt :lol!:
 

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it depends on the individual piggy i think and how their body responds. most problems are because of how their body works and very rarely because of diet. alot of piggies for example seem prone to getting stones and in alot of cases, it's hereditary. their cage mate may eat too much calcium high food but never have any issues.

this is why it is still recommended that the main fresh foods for guinea pigs are mainly leafy greens. these tend to be moderate to high in calcium, but small amounts, rotated often, suit the majority of piggies and is the best health wise.

(good) vets give alot more warnings about sugary vegetables and pellets! :)
 

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wild guinea pigs will naturally know what to eat and in the best balanced way for their bodies aswell :)
 

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Don't forget that domesticated piggies have often been overbred & inbred & now have problems that they would never have in the wild.
 
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