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Hello,
I've had my guinea pigs for just over 2 years now, and I was told not to give them lettuce but then some people say that you can and I don't want to risk it! Any help would be much appreciated.
 
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Well, lettuces which are feed able (iceberg lettuce is not feedable) are high in calcium, which is not ideal. So lettuce is a good idea to only be fed a couple of times a week, in smallish portions. I do not feed any lettuce at all. As my piggies are on a special diet designed to prevent bladder sludge and cystitis. This diet consists of:

Twice a day per pig:
1 slice cucumber
1 sprig coriander
1 slice spring greens
2 pieces celery
1 green bean
1 piece green pepper

Of course not everyone uses this diet, but it is proven to help prevent what is mentioned above. :)
 

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Well, lettuces which are feed able (iceberg lettuce is not feedable) are high in calcium, which is not ideal. So lettuce is a good idea to only be fed a couple of times a week, in smallish portions. I do not feed any lettuce at all. As my piggies are on a special diet designed to prevent bladder sludge and cystitis. This diet consists of:

Twice a day per pig:
1 slice cucumber
1 sprig coriander
1 slice spring greens
2 pieces celery
1 green bean
1 piece green pepper

Of course not everyone uses this diet, but it is proven to help prevent what is mentioned above. :)
Thank you, I have never given my guinea pigs sprig coriander before! I shall have to try it
 
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