How much hay should a guinea pig eat daily?
They need an unlimited supply of timothy hay if they are 6 months or older if they are younger then 6 months, pregnant, or nursing, they need alfalfa hay. They should have hay available to them at all times and if they run out give them more.
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yes but only in moderation x . yes we here at nation guinea pig sanctuary give our guinea pigs some all the time and they love them! . From Nation guinea pig sanctuary. P.S. we do not have a website .But there's your answer! . YES they do. they love it. and will munch on it happily. Yes. Guinea pigs like to eat broccoli and it is good for them. Whether a guinea pig likes a food depends on the guinea pig, broccoli however should not be given to a guinea pig as it's a gassy food. guinea pigs should not eat broccolli because it is a gassy food and they have no way of getting rid of air in their body so the built up air could eventually kill them.
NO Never feed AlfaAlfa to a guinea pig! It gives them upset stomach, and sometimes diarriah.
I don't know if I'd say a lot, but guinea pigs do eat a type of hay called timothy hay.
You should sell your guinea pig depending on alot of different things.... Whether it is a registered guinea pig, what type of guinea pig it is such as the more expensive breeds like peruvian, calic, crown etc. Or if your guinea pig is more of the uasull type such as the American long hair or the American short hair. Some times the German short hairs are uasull types in some states. If your guinea pig is a registered breed then you cann sell him/her for more than 40$ depending on the breed, If your guinea pig is a more expensive breed like the ones i have showed you above you can sell them with out being registered for between 30 to 40$ , If your guinea pig is one of the most common breeds you can sell them for 20 to 30$ , But always make sure you are putting your guinea pig in a good home :)
you should try to stay away from lettuce, especially iceberg lettuce, it isn't very nutritious. your better off feeding spinich, bean sprouts, bok-choy and other green leafy veg Answer: yes but it can ONLY be romaine lettuce.
a LOT. it needs more than you would expect. just give it more than you think is enough
Yes. They also like green leafy vegetables like lettuce, also carrots and fruits like apples and pears.
a guinea pig will eat atleast 8 oz. per day. Guinea pigs don't eat much pellet foods, but they should eat a small amount (about a cup full) of cut of fruit and veg twice a day. They should always have hay (preferably timothy hay) available which guinea pigs will usually eat a lot of. They should have this everyday.
Should my two 20 week old female guinea pigs have a different diet when they eat guinea pig pellets with added vitamin c drops a lot of timothy hay and water with a few spinach and cucumber pieces?
That's a pretty good diet... might want to give them a couple apple slices. i actually recommend peelings of cucumber not the actual cucumber
It costs about $35 a month to feed one guinea pig correctly. Guinea pigs need a variety of food on a daily basis. First a high quality pellet (Oxbow is what I prefer) each guinea pig will eat about 1/8 cup of pellet food a day. Timothy hay should be available at all times, literally at all times. Then about a cup of fresh vegetables and a small amount of fresh fruit a day as well. High calcium and sugary foods can be dangerous in large amounts and should only be offered in small quantities I have enclosed my weekly fruit and veggie chart just for reference. Although I give 1 cup(ish) of fresh veggies a day I do not stick to this list 100% as sometimes these are out of season or just too pricey, but it gives a good idea of how to provide variety and in what quantities to give.. Sample Week Monday: 200 grams of Butter head Lettuce, 1 Cherry Tomato, 100 grams of Yam Tuesday: 200 grams of Romaine Lettuce, 100 Grams of Zucchini, 25 grams of Raspberries Wednesday 200 grams of Butter head Lettuce, 1 Cherry Tomato, 100 grams of Yam Thursday: 200 grams of Butter head Lettuce, 1 Baby Carrot, Friday: 200 grams of Butter head Lettuce, 1 Cherry Tomato, 100 grams of Yam Saturday: 200 grams of Romaine Lettuce, 100 Grams of Zucchini, 25 grams of Raspberries Sunday: 200 grams of Butter head Lettuce, 1 Baby Carrot,.
It depends on the store. If you go to petco (like me) they are around 80 probley, But if you go to a local pet store they are probley cheaper but sometimes guinea igs there are not as healthy. Hope this helped!
not only does the guinea pig eat much but every other animal but the pig. every animal but the pig can eat until it barfs but the pig stops himself from eating so much.
As with any horse, the daily intake is based on the horse's weight, plus how the horse is being used. On the average, horses need 1% of their body weight in forage to maintain a healthy body mass. As an example, my Arab, who weights 900 pounds dripping wet, eats less than ten pounds a day in grass hay. As we start putting on miles, or the weather gets cold, her food needs go up from there. As the draft (heavy) horses go, the rule of thumb still applies. Keep in mind that this is merely a starting point, and needs to be tailored to the specific horse and its environment. One thing you should get is a "tape measure" for monitoring your horses weight. They're easy to use; merely wrap it around the horse's girth where the heart girth would sit, then read the weight on the tape where the end lays against the tape. It's not a perfect weight, but it's great for keeping track of weight fluctuations.
well if you give your guinea pig food and when he eats it all and there is no more food in his food bowl you should refill it again. guinea pigs eat a lot but you can also set a schedule on feeding your guinea pig.
"He is a pig" is your typical and unedgucated response to this question, but the truth is that they should eat 6-8 oz. of food each day. Keep it on a strict diet of 2 treats a day, with 1 baby carrot or so. I would suggest calling a vet for advice, as this may be signs of a rare, but dangerouse illness.
Guinea pigs eat pellets, timothy hay, a little alfalfa hay, apples, carrots, specific kinds of lettuce, very small quantities of strawberries, and you may be able to feed them things such as extremely small quantities of cooked pasta. You can also feed them treats found at the pet store. Good guinea pig products include Oxbow (Very good), Kaytee and some others.
only timothy hay.... but i think they would prefer no hay on them (especialy not near their eyes)
Depends on the kind of hay you give your guinea pig. If your guinea pig is a pregnant mother or a growing baby, then you should give him/her Alfafa hay. If your guinea pig is NOT a pregnant mother or a growing baby, then he/she should be given Timothy hay.
Not giving guinea pigs unlimited Timothy Hay around the clock is a big mistake. Many people don't seem to know that guinea pigs NEED hay. Many people buy the hay they find at the pet store, the most commonly found packaged hay is Alfalfa hay. Many people buy Alfalfa hay because that is what the pet store people told them to buy. Alfalfa hay should only be given to pregnant mothers and growing babies. Alfalfa hay has too much calcium and other nutrients which can cause bladder stones in guinea pigs. Timothy hay helps their digestive system and is the best way to help keep their molars ground down and healthy.
quite a variaty. they also need extra vitamin c because they cant produce it them selves
Yes you can feed them lettuce however, feed them leaffy lettuce that is dark green. If you just feed them iceburg lettuce they will not get nutrition from it. so romain lettuce or something like that is good. They love it too! They need a cup of lettuce daily spring mix and romaine is good. Also half a cup of fruits and veggies daily. Green bell pepper (not spicy) oranges, blueberries, and cucumbers. NO carrots they can cause kidney and bladder stones also an unlimited supply of timothy hay fresh water, and plain guinea pig pellets with no dried fruit or hay bits in it. Hope this helps.
Yes. They need an unlimited supply of timothy hay all the time and alfalfa hay if they are pregnant. indeed guinea's do eat hay which they like most as straw can sometimes poke in there eyes whilst they are eating and hurt them. guinea pigs are vegetarian though so they only eat veggies. they also LOVE grass.in the summer time go out side and snip a little bit of grass off (not to much as can cause wind...) they like this. i give my piggies (all 24 of them as i live in a guinea pig foster centre) hay and saw dust in their cages. they will eat the hay and play in the saw dust.
Guinipigs need hay daily. I have two male guinipigs and they love it,sometimes there cages come with hay feeders.Why?Because it almost helps wear down there teeth and its a good source of vitamins
Hay helps guinea pigs (and rabbits) with their teeth. It helps keep them nice and trim, you must provide your guinea pig with an unlimited supply of hay everyday.
Guinea pigs can eat all sorts of different foods. They can eat apples, oranges, carrots, celery, kiwi, and lots of other fruits and vegetables. They can also eat guinea pig food from the pet stores and timothy hay. A fully grown guinea pig eats about one hand full of guinea pig food daily plus some hay. Various fruits and vegetables can be mixed into the guinea pig's diet also. Enough food for a whole day should be given daily, but fruits and vegetables shouldn't be left in a guinea pig's cage for a long period of time.
Yes you can and you can usually find them in pelleted form in pet stores.
If a horse has lots of green pasture very much hay is not necessary. If they do not then one beet of hay once a day is plenty.
What do you do if a guinea pig is not eating much? If your guinea pig is not eating much wait a few days to see if it is eating more but if it continues eating little amounts I would take it to the vets as it may have something wrong with it. The vet will tell you to kill it so to save money just kill it at home in the shed like a fat granny hiding from a hot guy
It really all depends on the guinea pig's size; If the guinea pig is large about a adult size handful, if the guinea pig is mediu m about a teenager sized handful, and if it a small guinea pig a child's size handful. Make sure you give the alfalfa hay once a day. It is apart of their diet. You should NOT give alfalfa to your guinea pig if the guinea pig is a male. ONLY give alfalfa to (1)nursing or pregnant female guineas or (2) babies. Give your guinea pig timothy hay once it is around 4-5+ months old
They like to nibble all the time they are awake, however like humans they need vitamin c. so hay alone is not appropriate.
You should keep their cage with timothy hay and veggies all day they will eat when they want too.
Yes, but only certain kinds. Get timothy hay or orchard hay from a local farm, feed store, or pet supply store (in which case Oxbow is the best brand). As for grass, they love to chew on freshly-cut pieces, but be ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE the grass has not been treated with pesticides before feeding it to guinea pigs.
Guinea pigs? you mean yourself? yes of course its good for you, to cover up that fat ugly face
you just put in the food and water. Your guinea pig will eat and drink until it is full.
fruits like apple cut up or vegitables such as carrots, fresh green beans are good to feed your guinea pig when you are out of food. you don't want to substitute this with the food you buy at a pet store though. the foods you buy have a well balance diet for your pet and is the healthiest way to go. you could also try some oat meal but not the flavored instant type.
Well, it usually means your piggy is healthy! guinea pigs LOVE timothy hay, and it should be available to them at all times.
The technical term is "pretty orange". The ratio would be 100% orange fur, to 0% other fur. Improved: Guinea pigs can eat as much as they like, physically. However, they should only eat about an eighth (1/8) of an orange a day.
Guinea pigs can eat lettuce, cucumbers, guinea pig food, carrots, pickles, and biscuits. Lettuce- two leaves Cucumbers- half (if small) Guinea Pig food- two handfuls (if you are around 12) [depends on hand size] Carrots- half (if small) Pickles- whole but in slices (medium sized) Biscuits- half (one side only) your welcome!
guinea pigs need to be checked on at least 3 times a day, needs to get out of the cage and play with its owner at least 2 times a day, and feed it at least 4 times a day. take care of your guinea pig ;D
If they mope around and don't eat as much as usual or refuse to eat, or make a mess of there food. (If they already do this, then that last one isn't a symptom)
As it is edible for them and helps wear down their teeth. People feed timothy hay to guinea pigs that aren't pregnant or young as if you give a normal guinea pig alfalfa hay (which is for pregnant guinea pigs and young guinea pigs), it will be too high in calcium (I think) which is bad for them.
No, not at all hay helps a guinea pigs digestive system, my two are constantly eating hay :) hope this helped x
It could get indigestion? Only feed your hamster what the store you bought them from tells you to or what the vet recommends. Mine eats pellets though and sometimes I give it sunflower seeds but this is already an adult hamster.
He is probably sick and you should take him to a vet. He could also be dieing but you cant do anything about that.
Guinea pigs should always have hay in their cage. Feed them as much as they want. If you want to spice up their forage diet a bit, getting grass from outside (not near a roadway, sprayed with pesticides, or a dog's "bathroom" :). If your guinea pig is getting fat, I don't think it is because of the hay. Read up on what to do then, and if you want a second opinion ask your vet.
go to petmart or petco. and ask for guinea pig hay it's green and white... the only reson i know is because i have 2 of them
no Absolutely. Hay is a Guinea pig's prime source of food. You need to supplement fresh grass or herbs and give them vitamin A and C (for example, with vitamin-enriched guinea pig food from the pet store), but there should always be plenty of hay. They sit on it, they borrow in it, and they eat it. A Guinea pig's teeth never stop growing, so it is essential to feed them tough matter such as hay to help them wear their teeth out. A diet based on soft fresh food such as salads will lead to overgrowing teeth, which will cause pain and injury (and require a trip to the vet).
Timothy hay for an adult, alfalfa for a baby. There alternatives for timothy such as oat grass, but timothy hay is really best.
Just general farmer's hay. You can get this from your local pet shop or garden centre. I would recommend not getting the hay in a tight cuboid shape because this will not taste very nice to your guinea pigs, but use the more natural-looking hay in a bag. Do not give your guinea pigs grass cuttings from your lawn mower because it goes mouldy very quickly.
Three basic foods that guinea pigs must have 24/7 include: 1. Fresh Water 2. Fresh Hay 3. Guinea pig pellets Pellets are NO substitute for a hay.