Feeding Your Guinea Pig

Your guinea pig needs a variety of foods to keep him healthy and happy. Start with a high-quality, nutritionally complete guinea pig pellet. Buy these pellets from a reputable, high-volume pet supply store to ensure that they are fresh. Give your guinea pig fresh leafy greens such as romaine lettuce, spinach or kale and other crunchy vegetables such as squash or carrots for added nutrition. Small pieces of fruit such as strawberries or apple slices make wonderful snacks. Your guinea pig’s body cannot manufacture vitamin on its own so ensure that some of these fruits and vegetables are high in this essential vitamin. Your pig will also need lots and lots of timothy hay. This hay aids in keeping the digestive system working properly and all that nibbling will help keep your pig’s teeth trim. Ensure your guinea pig has access to fresh, clean water at all times. For more information, contact your Portage, MI veterinarian.


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