Introducing Veg To Babies.

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Hi, I have 3 pets shop bought baby (6week old) piggys. They were fed on pellets and hay at the shop but no veg. I'm assuming that just chucking a load in will result in poorly tummies so am I right in thinking that a small amount of one kind for a couple of days? Then try something different and slowly increase amounts?
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Yes, you are right. Introduce them slowly, saving 'gassy' things like cabbage til last. Try celery, parsley, watercress. Avoid giving too many sugary things like carrot and apple. See the Pregnancy and Babycare threads as Wiebke has given a good feeding guide for baby pigs. They will tuck in and probably get very excited when they see something different!
 

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I've given them a handful of dandelion leaves which they're going nuts over. Lots of pinching them off each other. Just once a day at the minute or should I give them a handful tonight as well?
 

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I've given them a handful of dandelion leaves which they're going nuts over. Lots of pinching them off each other. Just once a day at the minute or should I give them a handful tonight as well?
You can give them another handful of grass or dandelion or other greens tonight. A slice of cucumber or a chunk of celery is also fine. Fresh herbs like coriander, parsley, dill or mint are also a good starter. Give one or two sprigs, which should take care of the vitamin C and mineral needs. You should be able to shift them onto a normal diet over the course of a week.

Start out with the daily veg, and experiment with the rest once they are fine on that..
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk...or-a-balanced-general-guinea-pig-diet.116460/
 
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