Daily Fruits and veggies

Camryn Oufnac

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I was wondering if a mix of cut up beets, red pepper and kale was a good daily veggie diet for guinea pigs? I have two new guineas that I make sure have unlimited hay but I'm not sure if I have the right veggies for their daily food. The other veggies I have are green beans, and for fruits I have strawberries, blueberries and grapes but I've heard that those are good for just occasional treats.

I'm new to this, and I was really hoping fo rsome help but at the moment I only have limited food items but I'll still take what's best for guineasfor the next time I'm able to drop my the store. Thank you very much for your help!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Kale is not a suitable veg for every day as it is too high in calcium. High calcium veggies (kale, spinach, parsley) shou”d be kept to small amounts once per week only.

Safe daily veggies include: lettuce (not iceberg), bell pepper, coriander (cilantro), cucumber and green beans.

Fruit doesn’t need to feature in their diet, but it is ok to give a small amount occasionally as a treat.

The guide below will help further.

Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
Edible And Forbidden Veg And Fruit List With Vitamin C Grading
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Kale is not a suitable veg for every day as it is too high in calcium. High calcium veggies (kale, spinach, parsley) shou”d be kept to small amounts once per week only.

Safe daily veggies include: lettuce (not iceberg), bell pepper, coriander (cilantro), cucumber and green beans.

Fruit doesn’t need to feature in their diet, but it is ok to give a small amount occasionally as a treat.

The guide below will help further.

Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
Edible And Forbidden Veg And Fruit List With Vitamin C Grading
Thank you! I'm very happy to be a part of this forum!

Didn't realize all three of those weren't good for everyday veggies! Most things I'd had read said those were good but it just goes to show that you should always look a little deeper into to things, thank you!

Thank you so much for your help! Just before this I gave them a cup mad up of spinach, strawberries and greenbeans but that's only gonne be a one time thing, a welcome home treat, once again, thank you so much for helping with the diet of my guineas
 

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As with a lot of things it’s about moderation. Those things are fine for them to have but just not every day.
Do take a look at the guides I linked in, there is a sample plate in the ‘long term diet‘ guide which is useful for seeing daily veg but also quantities.
 

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Tonight my 3 girlies had lambs lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, aubergine (egg plant), parsley (small amount cos lots of calcium) and coriander (cilantro). I have a dish that is 5" in diameter and about 2" deep and it was full. I scatter feed the veg so that they have to use their foraging instincts to find it. I also scatter feed their daily (1 tablespoon per piggy per day) pellets. This morning as a special treat they had 15g of melon rind with a bit of melon flesh left on. They don't get fruit very often but today was a special treat day.
 

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Every night I make mine Guinea Pig sushi which consists of baby gem lettuce, green beans, cucumber, pepper and sometimes some carrot and they love it! They sometimes have tomatoes on the side!
 
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