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Can Guinea Pigs Be Too Fat?

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Can Guinea Pigs be over weight?
If so, How fat is too fat?

How can you tell? Is it by looking? By fat distribution?

Ive been looking at my boy Bear just lately and he seems quite big? Hes very fat, basically haha. I dont think hes too fat or bloated or anything, hes just a very chunky Piggie.

But maybe I'm spending so much time with the new girls who are just a year old, and therefore slimmer?

When do Guinea pigs reach their full weight? If that makes sense, I guess what i mean is when do they reach 'Adult' weight/body mass, Because obviously younger GP look different to older GP,.

I see a lot of people talking about Their GP weights and it really various, so whats a healthy weight/looking guinea pig?
 

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Can Guinea Pigs be over weight?
If so, How fat is too fat?

How can you tell? Is it by looking? By fat distribution?

Ive been looking at my boy Bear just lately and he seems quite big? Hes very fat, basically haha. I dont think hes too fat or bloated or anything, hes just a very chunky Piggie.

But maybe I'm spending so much time with the new girls who are just a year old, and therefore slimmer?

When do Guinea pigs reach their full weight? If that makes sense, I guess what i mean is when do they reach 'Adult' weight/body mass, Because obviously younger GP look different to older GP,.

I see a lot of people talking about Their GP weights and it really various, so whats a healthy weight/looking guinea pig?
You may find all your answers including how to assess the weight/size ratio, acceptable weight ranges and the weight development throughout a piggy's life in this link here. As well as much more...
The Importance Of Weighing - Ideal Weight / Overweight / Underweight
 
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