Feeding Guinea Pigs at Home
Feeding Guinea Pigs - The question is extremely important. The health and well-being of your pet depends on it.
Various guinea pigs serve as food for guinea pigs, primarily green food or hay.
Also, the animal with pleasure "grunts" apples, cucumbers, broccoli, parsley and salad.
In the summer, be sure to pamper your pets with succulent food: dandelions (along with a flower), alfalfa, yarrow, meadow clover. You can also give lupine, esparacet, sweet clover, peas, meadow ranch, seradella, oats, winter rye, corn, ryegrass, nettle, plantain, cow parsnip, yarrow, wheat grass, sage, tansy, heather, young sedge, colza, camel.
Collect grass for feeding guinea pigs exclusively in an environmentally friendly place, as far as possible from the roads.
Plants should be washed thoroughly.
Keep in mind that green food is given in moderation, as overfeeding can provoke various diseases.
If you want to feed your pet with cabbage, choose broccoli - it puffs the guinea pig’s tummy less. You can give cauliflower and savoy. But red and white cabbage is better not to give.
A valuable food for guinea pigs is carrots, which are rich in vitamin A and carotene.
Dietary food is considered apples. Also a good diet food - melon and cucumber.
Pears give a little bit.
Dry guinea pigs are also given: oatmeal, corn (but not more than 10 - 20 grams per 1 kg of weight per day).
A guinea pig should always have access to fresh water. There you can add vitamins (ascorbic acid, 20 - 40 ml per 100 ml of water).
An approximate diet for feeding guinea pigs
- 100 grams of vegetables at any time of the year
- Root crops: in the winter and in the spring - on 30 gr., In the summer and in the fall - on 20 gr.
- 300 gr of fresh herbs in summer and autumn.
- 10 - 20 grams of hay in winter and spring.
- Bread: in winter and spring - 20 - 30 gr., In summer and autumn - 10 - 20 gr.
- Grain: 30 - 40 gr all year round.