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Hi,

Pellets are the best feed as they eat it all rather than select bits to eat.

I feed my four on Burgess excell, normal nuggets and Blackcurrant and oregano ones.

Apparently the pts@home pellets are good too:))

Love your avatar pic of Flower:))
 

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Mine absolutely love the Pets at Home nuggets. Am not the best to advise on pregnant piggies though as I have no experience.
 

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well you want things high in vitamin c

curly kale,
carrots
Brocolli (in small amounts)

watercress
spinach
corn on the cob
 
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I'm confused is lulu pregnant or a 2 week old pup? If she is a pup why is she not with her mum? I'm no pro on babies and pregnancy though :{
 

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red pepper is also high in vitamin c, just dont feed flower parsley.

Two piggies - Flower and lulu are sister and the 2 week old pup is lulu's :)
 
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Would you give flower 1 bowl of feed a day or is this to much
 
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Ahh ok was confused :{ Was Lulu with you when she had her pup?

Emmmm as for pregnancy diet you will have to rely on more experienced member.
 

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You need to give more vitamin C rich veg than normal to pregnant and nursing sows; they need about double the amount. Guinea pigs can't produce their own vitamin C, so you need to feed extra for the pups to develop properly and build up their own parcel.

You also need to feed more calcium during this period for the pups' bones. This can be best done by feeding extra alfalfa hay on top of the normal hay.

Continue to give extra vitamin C and alfalfa hay for as long until Flower has finished nursing her own pups-to-be.

The amounts:
- unlimited hay, 50-80% of the daily food intake
- topped up bowl of pellets
- 50g of mixed veg per piggy per day
- freshly changed water

Please do not be tempted to feed a pregnant sow more! You are aiming for pups of an ideal size, not huge babies that are in danger of getting stuck during birth.

Best of luck!h
 
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