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Feeding Your Guinea Pig

Your guinea pig needs a variety of foods to keep him healthy and happy. Look for a high-quality guinea pig pellet to use as the mainstay of your guinea pig’s diet. He will need fresh leafy greens with a high nutritional value such as romaine lettuce, spinach or kale. Add other crunchy vegetables such as carrots or squash for variety and added nutrition. Your guinea pig will also enjoy small pieces of fruit such as strawberries or apple slices as an occasional treat. Since your guinea pig’s body cannot formulate vitamin C, be sure that some of his fruits and vegetables are high in this essential nutrient. He will also need lots of timothy hay to help the digestive system work smoothly. And nibbling on hay helps keep your guinea pig’s teeth trim. Give your pet access to fresh clean water at all times. For more information, contact your animal hospital Jefferson, IA area.

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