Every day veggies vs occasional veggies

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Hello!

I'm new to the guinea world and am still getting some of the basics down. I have 2 baby guineas (2.5 months) so I know recommendations vary for babies.
I read the section about food, but hopefully someone can simplify for me.

What are foods that you give every day?
What are one-twice a week treats?
What about dried forage mix? How often do you add that to their diet (bought from a specialty piggy site on etsy)?

When do the recommendations for more calcium end for babies?

Any help is awesome 🙂. It's my first time raising guineas. I'm loving it, but it's definitely a learning curve.
 

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Everyday staples in this house are lettuce, cucumber, coriander and pepper. I usually also have green beans in. Fruits and carrots should be an occasional treat of no more than once a week. High-calcium veg also once a week and preferably only one type. Sweetcorn can be occasional. Celery you can give maybe a couple times a week. Cabbage and broccoli probably once a week. Too much can cause bloat and you should introduce slowly in case they’ve not been used to eating it.

With regards forage it depends what’s in it. Some can be high calcium like dandelions or contain fruit, so not fed more than once a week.

Pups come off alfalfa hay at the point of weaning. Hence the cut back on pellets fed - no longer unlimited - and preferably grass based. I hope that answers your question.
 

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Everyday staples in this house are lettuce, cucumber, coriander and pepper. I usually also have green beans in. Fruits and carrots should be an occasional treat of no more than once a week. High-calcium veg also once a week and preferably only one type. Sweetcorn can be occasional. Celery you can give maybe a couple times a week. Cabbage and broccoli probably once a week. Too much can cause bloat and you should introduce slowly in case they’ve not been used to eating it.

With regards forage it depends what’s in it. Some can be high calcium like dandelions or contain fruit, so not fed more than once a week.

Pups come off alfalfa hay at the point of weaning. Hence the cut back on pellets fed - no longer unlimited - and preferably grass based. I hope that answers your question.
It does! Thank you so much!
 
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