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Feeding Your Guinea Pig

Your guinea pig needs a variety of foods to keep him happy and healthy. Start with a high-quality guinea pig pellet. Purchase the pellets from a reputable pet supply store with high turnover so you know the food is fresh. Add fresh, leafy greens such as romaine lettuce, spinach or kale. You can provide additional nutrition with other crunchy vegetables such a squash or carrots. And small pieces of fruit such as strawberries or apple slices make a nice treat. Your guinea pig’s body cannot manufacture vitamin C so ensure that some of the fruits and vegetables you feed your pet are high in this vitamin. Your guinea pig will also need lots of timothy hay. This hay adds roughage to help his digestive system run smoothly. And all that nibbling helps keep his teeth trim. Your pig needs access to fresh, clean water at all times. Contact your vet clinic Temecula, CA to learn more.

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