Low calcium hay and diet

GuineaDad619

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Hello everybody! My name is Ryan, I'm a 29 years old Guinea Dad of 2 sweetheart female absynnians. Daisy at 9 months old and 995 grams as well as Lola who is 7 months old and 833 grams. I am became absolutely obsessed with providing the very best possible life for them in every single facet of guinea pig life after I lost my 5 month old American to lower respiratory infections. I currently feed purified water in the bowl and bottle, a sprinkle of oxbow adult pellets per day, normally 2 different types of hay at a time in about 4 different unique places in their room. I crush into 4 small pieces 2 oxbow urinary support tablets and hide them in toys or in hay about 5 days a week and then about 3 days a week I'll split 1 tablet into 4 small pieces of oxbow vitamin c or digestive support and hide them away as well. I do veggies once per night, about 2 total cups and I rotate radish leaves, cucumber, squash, 2 small grape tomatoes, cilantro, 2 small baby carrots, cabbage, radicchio, asparagus, and the only 3 veggies they get everyday are yellow,red, or green bell pepper, red leaf lettuce and Belgian endive. All those other veggies go 2-3 times a week on rotation. I have noticed a milky colored pee from one of them recently and I'm trying to cut down on calcium everywhere. What I can't find through research is which type of hay is definitively best in a low calcium diet. Any tips or comments on anything I mentioned would be appreciated. Thank you!
 

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The hay that’s high in calcium and usually kept for nursing mothers and very young pups is alfalfa. Otherwise I think the other jays are okay to feed daily. It’s normal for piggies to have a little milky urine - that’s how they get rid of excess calcium from their bodies. I’ll link two threads below for you to have a read through.
A Comprehensive Hay Guide for Guinea Pigs (incl. providers in several countries)
Long Term Balanced General And Special Needs Guinea Pig Diets
Nugget Comparison Chart
 

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That hay guide was just what I needed! Thank you. I knew alfalfa was a no go as maturity was reached. After I lost a piggie waaay too young I learned that I never wanted to experience that again! Heartbreaking.
 

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All hay is quite high in calcium as it is dry but the ones which are highest in calcium are clover and alfalfa. Grass hay is lowest in calcium I think.
 
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