Weekly Feeding Plan Rotation

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JellyMoosh

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As someone looking forward to becoming an owner (of one guinea pig), I'd first like to get approval over my planned guinea pig diet. I referred to the following link:
https://www.guineapigcages.com/food/Veggie-and-Fruit-Charts.pdf.

*1/8-1/4 cup of pellets would be given in the morning and evening (if needed) as well as an unlimited supply of timothy hay.*

Day One (Morning and Evening x2):
2 leaves of lettuce, green leaf (18 Vit. C)
1 slice of pepper, yellow bell (183 Vit. C)
1/4 cup seedless grapes (4 Vit. C)
Day Two (x2 Morning and Evening):
2 leaves of lettuce, green leaf (18 Vit. C)
1/2 cup of celery (3.1 Vit. C)
1/4 cup of orange peels (34 Vit. C)
Day Three (x2 Morning and Evening):
2 leaves of lettuce, green leaf (18 Vit. C)
1 cherry tomato (2.2 Vit. C), 1 slice of yellow bell pepper (183 Vit. C)
Day Four (x2 Morning and Evening):
2 leaves of lettuce, green leaf (18 Vit. C)
1 slice of cucumber (2.8 Vit. C), zucchini (17 Vit. C)
Day Five (x2 Morning and Evening):
2 leaves of lettuce, green leaf (18 Vit. C)
1 baby carrot (.8 Vit.C), yellow bell pepper(183 Vit. C)

I'd greatly appreciate it if experienced guinea pig owners note the flaws of the proposed diet plan. Thank you!
 

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Hello, welcome to the forum :)

Good to see you doing some research. Your diet looks fine to me, lots of variety. Good luck with the Zucchini :)) never met a pig that will touch it yet. I would lose the orange peel, fruit can cause mouth sores. Swap lettuce for coriander (most pigs like this and it is low calcium especially for a herb) some days and occasionally cabbage leaves instead Here is a thread worth having a read of Recommendations For A Balanced General Guinea Pig Diet

Important is unlimited hay in piggies diet.

We feed ours this roughly
Morning:
Cucumber
Celery
1/6th of Red/Green/Yellow Bell Pepper (de-seeded)

Evening:
Cucumber
Two Little Gem Lettuce leaves or 10 sprigs Coriander. Twice a week we will swap in cabbage or parsley

We also add in to the above diet carrot, sweet potato, celery leaves and a few other things occasionally
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Any reason why you are getting a single piggy? Piggies love company of their own kind so a pair is ideal.

Lovely to have you join the forum any questions piggy or forum related please just ask
Lee
 

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Thank you for the welcome and dietary feedback (especially the headsup about the zucchini).

I've recently just gotten a 3 month guinea pig (who's name is Jar Jar) as a Christmas gift. The reason for just getting one is because my parents aren't too keen of getting another (yet), though, we plan to see if a mirror type contaption around part of its cage would falsely keep it company while I'm away.
 

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My piggies love courgette, so yours might! Worth a try in any case.

I've recently just gotten a 3 month guinea pig (who's name is Jar Jar) as a Christmas gift. The reason for just getting one is because my parents aren't too keen of getting another (yet), though, we plan to see if a mirror type contaption around part of its cage would falsely keep it company while I'm away.
Personally if I was after a sociable species of pet and was only able to have one or none, I would go for the latter, as to do otherwise isn't putting their needs first. I'm sure there are some resource treads on here about how invaluable same species company is for them, which you could get your parents to read? If you are a minor then the responsibility to ensure a minimum level of care is theirs. A mirror won't provide cuddles or grooming or communication.
 

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My parents, though, are already aware that guinea pigs are best kept in pairs (as one was an owner). Until I get another (with their approval), I make it my best interest to give Jar Jar human attention (though I'm aware it'd need attention from a guinea pig).
 

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Your food schedule is so organised... I don't even have one haha so hats off to you XD

Hope your parents will allow a piggy companion soon, especially if they've had them before :) They do get very lonely.

It will definitely be worth asking them to read through this forum, although they may be aware they need company they may not realise quite how important it is, almost as important as food and water imo :)

Would love to see pics of your lovely Jar Jar! :yahoo:
 

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Haha, after reading how guinea pigs need a diet with variety, I was a tad panicked of how I'd organized its feeding.


Definately :).

Photos of Jar Jar during playtime:

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