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Lucy, (blind one) just wants to eat eat eat and more eat.. That is really all she does, She is constantly eating and weighs in at 2.25 lbs.. Got her at 1.2 lbs... I have cut back on the food portions now because I dont want her to be a super fatty but when gobbles up the food before my boy buddy can get to it. I have to watch it sometimes and make sure he gets some before she eats it all... Is it normal for them to eat like that?
 

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It is very normal behaviour for a guinea pig who has been neglected and short of food on a regular basis.

I would recommend having two bowls when serving food and keeping a bit of food back, so you can give it either to Buddy if he has been mugged or distract Lucy with it. If you reduce food (i.e. pellets), do so slowly in order not to trigger any anxieties.

I have a few of them in my Tribe of rescue piggies as well.
 
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