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Food for "my" guinea pigs

Post by Brina on Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Thats what my boys get:

Hay and fresh water

Every day
Salad: Endivie, cos lettuce, iceberg (only a little bit) and other salads

cucumber, carrot, tomato, paprica

Every day, but in turns:

fennel, celeriac, kohlrabi, broccoli, aubergine, parsnip, prasley root, chinese cabbage
the leaves (?) from kohlrabi and caulifower and corn

herbs: prasley, basil, dill, sage, oregano, rosemary

In the winter additional
dried herbs
root vegetable and cabbage

In the summer

mainly grass  (2 pounds per 2 pounds weight from the guinea pig)
a lot from herbs from the outdoor

--> So they eat the hole day only grass and herbs in the summer

I feed 3 times at day.

If I feed a new vegetable, I feed only a nibble (?). So I can see if they tolerated the new vegetable.

Goodies

kibble grainless
apple, banana











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Re: Food for "my" guinea pigs

Post by Admin on Mon May 02, 2016 6:46 am

Wow! Thank you very much for the detailed information!!!
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Re: Food for "my" guinea pigs

Post by Brina on Thu May 05, 2016 1:27 am

Now some herbs. I feed this herbs in the summer.

Important is that guinea pigs eats most gras and a smaller portion herbs.

Fresh herbs are better than dry herbs, because the high concentration of calcium.

Just as the introduction (?) from new vegetables it is with new herbs. In the beginning I feed only a little bit from a new herb.

The mix is very important, so I feed always different sorts together.

All herbs (and also vegetables) have a curative effect , also byeffects.

dandelion with blossom
buckhorn
plantain
ashweed
yarrow
daisies
stinging nettle
camomile
marigold
mugwort
hawkweed
impatiens
false cleavers
coltsfoot
chickweed
lavender
meadowsweet
melissa
pimpinella
nipplewort
sunflower

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Post by Mom of boys on Sun May 15, 2016 12:29 pm

I told my vet that I feed fresh food for their Vit C intake. She reprimanded me and said they need a Vit C supplement. She also said the water drops don't work. I was surprised to hear this information from a vet. I still don't know if I agree. What do you think?
Your Guineans are beautiful and clearly very well fed and loved. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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Re: Food for "my" guinea pigs

Post by Brina on Mon May 16, 2016 12:13 am

Thank you Wink

No, if you feed enough and different sorts of fresh food, they don`t need Vit C supplement! And I never heard this from a vet Shocked

Vit. C supplement comes to kidney damage and bladder stones.

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Re: Food for "my" guinea pigs

Post by Admin on Mon May 16, 2016 7:36 am

You really don't need those supplements!
Fresh food and hay is enough Smile

And you may should change the vet, if he tells something like that. I would worry if he has experience and knowledge about guinea pigs.
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