Getting Enough Calcium For Babies

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I am collecting two 6 week old sows this Friday. I have read that growling guinea pigs ( until 6 months old) need extra calcium either by giving them alfalfa hay or by buying pellets with alfalfa in.

Is this correct and what would you reccomend?
 

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I am collecting two 6 week old sows this Friday. I have read that growling guinea pigs ( until 6 months old) need extra calcium either by giving them alfalfa hay or by buying pellets with alfalfa in.

Is this correct and what would you reccomend?
Have a read through our comprehensive diet thread; it will give you recommendations as to how many pellets for which age and which veg etc. you can feed how often in which quantities. ;)
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/
The actual extra amount needed is pretty small. Many newbies make the mistake of going overboard.
 
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