The number 1 question in everyone’s mind when bringing home a guinea pig is: What can I feed him?
Let’s take a look what’s safe for guinea pigs to eat and what’s not.
A perfect well balanced diet for guinea pigs consists of: hay, pellets, vegetables, fruit and water.
What are the essentials that your guinea pigs need?
There should always be unlimited hay in the cage available for the guinea pigs to eat. Hay should make up about 80% of your guinea pig’s diet and they should never run out.
We refill our piggies’ hay twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Guinea pigs should have an 1/8th cup of pellets a day.
3. Fresh Vegetables
You can feed your guinea pig one cup of vegetables a day.
Fruit can be served as a treat, but veggies should be part of their daily diet.
Guinea pigs should always have an unlimited supply of fresh water.
List of safe foods that your guinea pigs can eat:
|Bell Peppers (red, yellow and green)
|Cauliflower leaves (not the flower)
|Grapes (without seeds)
|Lettuce (Romaine and Red/Green leaf)
|Mangoes (not skin)
|Raspberries (and raspberry leaves)
This is what your guinea pigs can’t eat:
|Nuts, Seeds and Pips
|Tomato leaves or stalks