Feeding the guinea pigs at TEAS

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Sorry to hear about Buttercup. Hopefully she is on the mend soon.

I’ve fed the TEAS way on and off the past month or so, but they still seem confused - the girls in particular. I’ll scatter the mixed veg and they’ll still come to the side begging to a hand feed 🤦🏾‍♀️ The boys aren’t as confused but will do it occasionally. I have considered stopping the hand feeding but I do enjoy it and so do they. But when it comes to the pellets, I think the boys enjoy hunting for them amongst the hay now ☺
 

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Sorry to hear about Buttercup. Hopefully she is on the mend soon.

I’ve fed the TEAS way on and off the past month or so, but they still seem confused - the girls in particular. I’ll scatter the mixed veg and they’ll still come to the side begging to a hand feed 🤦🏾‍♀️ The boys aren’t as confused but will do it occasionally. I have considered stopping the hand feeding but I do enjoy it and so do they. But when it comes to the pellets, I think the boys enjoy hunting for them amongst the hay now ☺
If they and you enjoy it, then you should continue! You could do a mixture of both!
 

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I've gone through and read this whole thread. I even took notes! Very interesting and helpful indeed! I am going to build up and start feeding the TEAS way. I have been stressing and worrying about those white spots ( Although i did have some very think wees at one stage and I do think they weren't quite right). I had already started to give a lot of grass and this helped a lot. Now I will start to increase the veg. Oh my two girls will be sooo excited, They are constantly squeaking to me to feed them more veg!
Also I will try to get my head right as well. I was stressing about their wee so much that I felt I wasn't competent enough to own guinea pigs. Honestly I have never stressed as much over my pets as I have my guinea pigs. Most times I enjoy and watch my pets and they make me happy, only when I have a health problem with them do I get stressed but these poor girls have a stressed out human all the time.
Its now time for a bit of fun and more veg! Thanks TEAS great information indeed.
 

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Well, I got home tonight and fed a nice little salad to my girls, not too much at this stage, I don't want to give them loose poops.
Also I gave them a little bit of rolled oats. Boy was I popular! They went mad over them.
Teas, I haven't heard of many people giving rolled oats. I see you give them quite freely. What are the benefits apart from they love them? I wont put them in a bowl at this stage as I think they might gorge on them, they loved them so much.
Ps. I tried not to stress tonight and examine for wee spots and instead just relaxed and enjoyed watching them instead.
 

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My girls are LOVING their new diet! Interestingly enough, my two original girls have lost a bit of weight on it, which I'm ok with, cos I think they were a little on the too chunky side (is there really such a thing?!) and my new girl, who was on the lighter side, has gained weight - all being fed exactly the same. My two really enjoy oats for a change, although I don't feed them all the time, my new girl hasn't tried them yet, but I've a feeling she'll probably like them. I have read something (somewhere) about them being high in oxalates - is that right @furryfriends (TEAS)?
 

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Just found pink urine around dots vulva this morning, funny that, because I'm feeding tonnes of grass lately. Loads of it! I think it's stains. You won't see it on bernie because he's black and it doesn't stick around his penis end.

Its was bright pink like a wacky colour ud see in b and q. Not like blood
 
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