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hello is it normal for 4 happy growing boars to munch through 2kg of guinea pig food in a week? or am i over feeding them none are over weight ranging from 1.75 pounds (humphrey) to 2.8 lbs(gizmo) and all are between 3 and 13 months old how much should i feed they have a bowl each to avoid fighting
 

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hi, piggies under 9 months should have unlimted pellets, piggies over should have between 30-50g per day per piggy.

so i think yes they are eating too much, but thats my opinion :)
 

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they are gonna make my life miserable now you have said that humph and rocky are ok but gizmo and piglet are not goin to like this new information :)
 

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lol give them plenty of hay and mayb they will forgive you?
 

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i was always tought that they should always have food AND hay available at all times not just 50 or so grammes at least they arent overweight (yet)
 

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Reduce the amount slowly, giving that little bit less with every passing day and compensate by giving plenty of hay.
 

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at the minute they have 2 bowls per day per pig one in the morning and one in the evening
 

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I have 4 girls and they have one bowl of muesli and one bowl of nuggets per day between them. If they run out of dry food (which doesn't happen often), I may top it up before bedtime x
 

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2 bowls of food each does sound a bit much. I give 2 bowls a day between my four girls, and the bowls aren't full really, and I'm going to cut that down in the summer. I'd say the right amount per pig, is a small handful.

I actually have two 3lb rabbits who live together and eat one very full bowl of dry food a day between them (funny how guinea pigs actually eat the same amount as small rabbits, greedy pigs!). I know all bowls are different, but an average size piggy/bunny ceramic bowl :)

You obviously love them lots :) But they will forgive you if you cut it down slowly and give them loads of nice hay :)
 

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Pigs can make you feel so guilty for reducing food with just a simple stare...

We have had to cut down and are receiving regular guilt trips and dirty looks in the hope that romanesque banquets will commence once more.....
 
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