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PELLETS

PELLETS

PELLETS FOR GUINEA PIGS  Pellets for piggies must always be hay-based. Pellets that have coloured bits or seeds are not safe at all as coloured bits are just artificially dyed food with no nutrients, and seeds are just risky as they might cause obstructions in their throats, too rich in fat or may even get stuck in their teeth. Safe pellets should be hay-based as it helps with their digestive tracts. They contain vitamins and minerals that can contribute to a healthy diet. Only feed 1/8 of a cup per day to prevent obesity. https://www.vmamodesto.com/blog/feeding-your-guinea-pig/ Piggies that are below 6 months...

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BEDDING

bedding

BEDDING

BEDDING FOR GUINEA PIGS There are many types of different beddings used by owners all around the world. The most commonly used ones that can be easily found in Singapore would be the fleece, noodle mat and pee pad options.  Why is there a need for bedding in their cage? The answer is simple. It is not easy to potty train guinea pigs, which result in them peeing and pooping everywhere they want. It is then important to have bedding that is able to easily absorb pee while remaining dry on top.  Walking on wet surfaces all the time would most likely...

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HAY

hay

HAY

HAY FOR GUINEA PIGS https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/small-pet-care/guinea-pigs/nutrition/ https://guineapig101.com/guinea-pig-hay/ Hay makes up 80% of a guinea pig's diet and they should always have an unlimited supply of hay at any time. Good quality hay helps with digestion, prevents obesity, and even dental disease as stalkier hay helps trim down the teeth during the chewing process.  Different types of hay available for consumption. Alfafa Hay Timothy Hay Orchard Hay Oat Hay  Alfafa Hay Younger guinea pigs aged anything below 6 months old would ideally require Alfafa Hay which is high in calcium and helps build their bones. They should however be weaned off during the 5-6month mark which can be...

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VEGETABLES

vegetables

VEGETABLES

VEGETABLES FOR GUINEA PIGS What kinds of vegetables are safe for guinea pigs? https://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/blog/what-are-the-best-vegetables-and-leafy-greens-for-guinea-pigs/ →  Safe for daily consumption (Preferably dark leafy greens) Romaine Lettuce Butterhead Lettuce  Red Leaf Lettuce  Bell Pepper (Green & Red) Cucumber *will cause diarrhea in high volumes →  Safe for occasional consumption (High in calcium and may cause bladder stones)https://www.guinealynx.info/diet_order-cal.html Endive/Chicory Kale Bok Choy Spinach Parsley/Cilantro  Celery  Broccoli *will cause bloat in high volumes Alfafa sprouts →  Safe for occasional consumption (High in sugar)http://www.guinealynx.info/chart_sugar.html Carrot Bell Pepper (Yellow)  Blueberries Strawberries Apples *acidic in high volumes Bananas Oranges *acidic in high volumes Fresh vegetables are safe...

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