What size for a piece of fruit

JimmythePig

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Hi
I give a piece of fruit once a week after cage cleaning. Jimmy thinks I'm too stingy as I only give a small piece, such as 2 blueberries or a tiny piece of banana or a small slice of apple.
What is a proper size for a once a week treat?
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I give mine roughly half a piece of an apple slice which is an eighth of the apple.
They don’t get apple that often - maybe once a month.

Your descriptions of size sound fine but don’t forget that for a guinea pig all food is a treat - my lot get a chunk of cucumber most days and regard that as the best ever treat.
They don’t have the same concept of treats that we do.
 

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Thank you. I was watching videos and they were giving whole apples to 2 piggies and wedges of watermelon. I kind of felt bad because I dont give near that.
I just give the fruit to try and keep things interesting for him, but for sure the veggies are a treat too, even the grass hay I have.
As always the best info is on this forum!
 

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My piggies literally get the bottom end of a banana that I don’t eat in half once a week, I agree seeing people giving them so much fruit I like ahhh not that much but it’s tricky you don’t want to be that person every time someone does something you don’t agree with!
 

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Thank you. I was watching videos and they were giving whole apples to 2 piggies and wedges of watermelon. I kind of felt bad because I dont give near that.
I just give the fruit to try and keep things interesting for him, but for sure the veggies are a treat too, even the grass hay I have.
As always the best info is on this forum!
Hay is the most important part of the diet, over 80% of the daily food intake. Veg (50g per day) and pellets (one tablespoon, which is roughly 6g, per day) are daily snacks. Fruit is a treat and actually does not need to feature in their diet at all. Mine have had fruit probably three times in two years. I offered them some strawberry a few months back, they refused to eat it.
 
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