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Tinka

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Okay, before I get a guinea pig I wanna learn the ropes of care so I can be confident and be the best owner I can possibly be. So I'm going to post questions I have in hopes I can get some clear answers.

How many times a day should I feed?
What should the pellet-hay-veggie ratio be?
Is it better to put Vitamin C in water, or feed it to my piggy in the form of fruit?
Are aspen shavings appropriate bedding?
What foods should I avoid?

This is all I can think of right now... I'll probably post more questions as I think of them.
 

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Here is a link to a sticky that will answer all your food related questions
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/

I'm not sure if that sticky mentions vitamin c drops but it's not recommended. If you put vitamin C in their water you can't control their intake and often puts guinea pigs off their water.

I've never used aspen shavings before but I know people who do and say it's fine. Here's a sticky on different bedding options and their pros and cons
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/bedding-for-guinea-pigs-overview.114219/

And here's another really good sticky, it covers vegetables high in vitamin C and has a list of danger foods!
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...veg-and-fruit-list-with-vitamin-c-grading.42/

It's so great that you're researching! All the best, I'm sure you'll be a very loving piggy slave :P
 

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Here is a link to a sticky that will answer all your food related questions
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/

I'm not sure if that sticky mentions vitamin c drops but it's not recommended. If you put vitamin C in their water you can't control their intake and often puts guinea pigs off their water.

I've never used aspen shavings before but I know people who do and say it's fine. Here's a sticky on different bedding options and their pros and cons
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/bedding-for-guinea-pigs-overview.114219/

And here's another really good sticky, it covers vegetables high in vitamin C and has a list of danger foods!
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...veg-and-fruit-list-with-vitamin-c-grading.42/

It's so great that you're researching! All the best, I'm sure you'll be a very loving piggy slave :P
Ohh thank you!
 

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Well done for doing your research before getting a guinea pig. I think most of you questions have been answered . I hope you enjoy reading the links that have been posted. If you still have questions after reading them , don't be afraid of posting a question again.
 

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Hiya,
I feed my piggys veg in the morning with pellets and once finished I top there bowl up with pellets if needed. Hay should be available at all times so a hay rack is ideal and pellets should be available at all times. I use to put vit c in water but they hated it and where not drinking so I give it to them in veg. Fruit is high in sugar so should be fed as a treat only. I wouldn't use shavings because they are dusty and uncomfortable. Fitch is really good. Well onions should be avoided, apples occasionally as can cause mouth sores and carrots occasionally too as they are high in calcium.
I hope this is useful and you sound as though you are very prepared and will be a brill piggy owner.:)
 

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Well done for doing your research before getting a guinea pig. I think most of you questions have been answered . I hope you enjoy reading the links that have been posted. If you still have questions after reading them , don't be afraid of posting a question again.
Ahh thanks! :D
 

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Hiya,
I feed my piggys veg in the morning with pellets and once finished I top there bowl up with pellets if needed. Hay should be available at all times so a hay rack is ideal and pellets should be available at all times. I use to put vit c in water but they hated it and where not drinking so I give it to them in veg. Fruit is high in sugar so should be fed as a treat only. I wouldn't use shavings because they are dusty and uncomfortable. Fitch is really good. Well onions should be avoided, apples occasionally as can cause mouth sores and carrots occasionally too as they are high in calcium.
I hope this is useful and you sound as though you are very prepared and will be a brill piggy owner.:)
OkayI I heard kale is good to give them. Is this true? And thanks so much. I hope I do well.
 

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It's lovely that you are doing your research, so many people don't! Good luck :)
 

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OkayI I heard kale is good to give them. Is this true? And thanks so much. I hope I do well.
Kale can cause bloat if you give too much - just like other veggies from the cabbage family. I give my guinea pigs things like kale, cabbage , broccoli and brussel sprouts - but only in small quantities.
 

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Hi and welcome.
There is a rescue locator at the top of the forum, if you put your zip code into it hopefully it should show all the rescue shelters in your area. The forum are pro rescue as there are so many unwanted and abandoned guineas looking for loving homes. It would also be worth keeping in mind when budgeting and looking at cage sizes that Guineas are happiest In pairs or bigger groups
 
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