Senior Guinea Pig
- Jun 24, 2018
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- Northampton uk
I believe genetics is a part of it, I once had 2 boars, of the same family. And one got 3 stones, the other no health issues in 7 years apart from one's that old age brings on like arthiritis, then cancer. Both exact same diets. And they were very high calcium, I didn't know not to feed kale, spinach, Parsley everyday back then.Most interesting thread!
I was shocked to read how common the issue of bladder problems seems to be nowadays as i have never had a guinea pig with such problems. I thought perhaps it was because I don't buy from pet shops or dealers and perhaps it was genetic, and hence increasing with the amount of animals bought from pet shops.
But now I am not so sure that it isn't exactly as the thread starter stated, because I too feed my guinea pigs very differently to what tends to be recommended on the internet. (and yes I know I'm currently looking for hay - but that is only in the depths of winter!) Would be most interesting to do some more research.