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Fresh Foods And Water For Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs need fresh foods and water in their daily diet.

By Audrey Pavia

Fresh Foods
Fresh vegetables are another important part of your guinea pigs’ daily diet. The best vegetables for guinea pigs include:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Dandelions
  • Carrot tops
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Arugula
  • Collard greens
  • Mustard greens
  • Parsley
Offer only fresh greens to guinea pigs, and wash them thoroughly before feeding them to your small pets. Organically grown vegetables grown locally are the best types of greens to feed to guinea pigs.

Water
Guinea pigs need fresh water available at all times in order to stay healthy. Wash out your guinea pigs’ water bottle every day and fill it with fresh water. Make certain water is always available, especially on hot days.


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can guinea pigs eat squash
pam, punta gorda, FL
Posted: 11/16/2012 1:16:14 PM
Good article...We are giving the kids a guinea pig for Christmas, so I'm doing my research now so piggie will have a great homelife... :)
Jada, Grayson, GA
Posted: 12/3/2010 11:41:37 AM
My Guinea Pigs, Tallulah and Tinkerbell, LOVE basil! They also like dandelions, spinach, rocket and grass - when it is sunny I let them run around in the garden. I say run around, but it is more like mow the lawn!!! LOL. I love this website - maybe you could include some more info about how to make toys??? :D
Charlotte, St Albans, England
Posted: 5/16/2010 5:38:00 AM
Escarole is also a good treat for guinea pigs. It's an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is important to their health.
Amanda, Waterbury, CT
Posted: 3/6/2010 3:28:06 PM
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