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Old January 5th, 2008, 12:45 AM
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I am wondering what else I can give my guinea pigs to make their diet more exciting, besides carrots, apples, lettuce, grass when available, pellets and hay.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:01 AM
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Orange wedges are good as they are packed with vitamin C which piggies need a lot of, they will clean them up right down to the rinde. Stay away from lettuce as it can make them ill.

Here is a site with things to feed and not to feed(it's in paragraph form so have to skim through it)

http://www.spca.bc.ca/AnimalCare/guineapigcare.asp

also wash everything really well first to remove any pestesides.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 06:06 PM
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I buy the large plastic container of fresh "spring" salade mix for my "grand"guinea pigs, ok so I don't have grandchildren yet *L* but it's great for them, and no lettuce is in the mix, dandelion leaves,spinach etc. so handy because it's all in one container, you can buy honeysticks for them at pet food stores also, they love calcium blocks, and don't forget woood, they do have to shave down their teeth just like other rodents, pine blocks are great, and you can buy flavored wood for them.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:23 PM
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Orange wedges are good as they are packed with vitamin C which piggies need a lot of, they will clean them up right down to the rinde. Stay away from lettuce as it can make them ill.

Here is a site with things to feed and not to feed(it's in paragraph form so have to skim through it)

http://www.spca.bc.ca/AnimalCare/guineapigcare.asp

also wash everything really well first to remove any pestesides.
Iceburg lettuce has no nutritional value so it is not recommended to feed to Guinea pigs.They do however need and thrive on Romaine lettuce!You can also feed them collard greens,dandelion greens(which they LOVE)green,yellow and red peppers,.Guinea pigs do not need "treats"they love healthy food,pellets and hay.
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:17 AM
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guinea pigs

Thanks to the three people who replied when I asked what else I could include in the g.p.'s diets.
Amron
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Old February 13th, 2008, 04:00 PM
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I would be a little stingy with the amount of oranges you feed your piggies as they are highly acidic.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:05 AM
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Thanks, Renay for the info about oranges.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:37 AM
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Oranges segments are great. tasty and healthy. I love GP. Aren't they affectionate and sweet? Do you have pics posted of your pigs?
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