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Can guinea pigs eat out of date vegetables?

Can guinea pigs eat out of date vegetables?

Remember that vegetables (with a little fruit) is just a part of your guinea pig’s daily diet and they also need hay and guinea pig pellet food….Guinea Pig Food List.

Food name Type How Often?
Carrots veg A few times a week
Cauliflower veg Occasionally
Cauliflower leaves veg A few times a week

How long can guinea pigs go without fresh food?

How long can guinea pigs live without food? Guinea pigs should not be kept hungry for more than six to eight hours and in extreme cases for not more than twenty-four hours. Otherwise, they might face extreme complications and blockage in the intestine as well.

Can guinea pigs have favorite food?

Each guinea pig is different, and most will have their own favorites. Most of them love carrots and broccoli, and some love nothing better than fresh grass nibbled from a lawn.

Can you put a new guinea pig with an old one?

The combination of old and young guinea pigs usually works fine. The older GPs are unlikely to view the youngsters as a threat, so old/young pairs should be a okay. Keep a close eye on them, though, over the first few hours, to make sure they’re getting on.

What veggies can guinea pigs eat daily?

Fruit and vegetables: Fresh vegetables can be offered once a day and should be equivalent to about one cup total per guinea pig per day. Leafy greens like romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuces, kale, cilantro and parsley should comprise the bulk of your pig’s fresh produce.

Can guinea pigs drink out of a bowl?

Yes, guinea pigs can drink from a bowl. This is especially true if a guinea pig is used to drinking from a bowl since their early years. However, if a guinea pig is used to drinking from a water bottle, most likely it will be difficult for them to switch to a bowl later on.

Can I leave my guinea pig alone for 3 days?

Guinea pigs should never be left alone for more than 12 hours at a time. If you’re going to be away for an extended period, your piggies must have everything they need to keep them healthy and comfortable, including lots of food, water and toys.

Can guinea pigs survive on just hay?

So we know that guinea pigs should eat a lot of hay. It’s an essential part of a guinea pigs diet. It may be tempting to just leave them be with the hay they need to sleep on and eat, but it really is not good for them. If your guinea pig is only eating hay, try and wean them onto eating veggies as well.

Can guinea pigs drink milk?

Like all mammals, guinea pigs drink their mother’s milk for the first few days, gradually introducing and then moving over to solids. Baby guinea pigs can easily inhale the liquid in the syringe by accident and choke. Use full-fat goat’s milk, or prepare a milk mixture of half water and half evaporated milk.

Do guinea pigs bite?

Guinea pigs are docile animals, and rarely bite without cause. They tend to ‘mouth’ their owners while being held, just to see if you’re edible! These are not hard bites, though, and don’t hurt. If your pet bites you for real, it’s because they’re afraid of you.

Is it better to have 2 male or 2 female guinea pigs?

The most suitable pairings are two females or a neutered male and a female. If you would like to keep a group of three or more guinea pigs it’s not advisable to have more than one male as any more can cause a conflict over resources.

What do guinea pigs look like when they’re first born?

Guinea pig babies are born looking like mini versions of their mama. A typical guinea pig pup weighs between 60 and 115 grams and measures close to 3 to 5 inches long. Newborn guinea pigs have fur and are born with their eyes open. They are able to see, hear and move around once they are born.

Is it OK to feed guinea pigs the same thing every day?

Plying your poor guinea pigs with the same food each day may keep them alive, but they won’t be healthy or happy. Reasonable variety will save you money too; you won’t need to spend on the vitamin drops and other such artificial products that your guinea pigs will hate, anyway.

What foods do guinea pigs not like to eat?

Guinea pigs don’t do well when they are fed foods with high sugar content. It isn’t enough to keep processed foods out. Vegetables like carrots that come with high sugar content are only good as occasional indulgences. Since all fruits have high sugar content, they should also be seen as occasional treats rather than daily staples.

Is it OK to feed a guinea pig alfalfa?

Unless you have a baby guinea pig or a pregnant one, you should make sure that you don’t bring in alfalfa hay. The high levels of calcium found in this type of hay harms adult guinea pigs that aren’t pregnant or nursing. It’s easy to find hay pellets made of the right kind of hay at any pet store.

When to remove uneaten food from a guinea pig?

Uneaten food should be removed from your guinea pig’s enclosure after a few hours to ensure that these don’t rot or become mouldy and harm your guinea pig. Please remember that any new foods should be introduced gradually to allow your guinea pigs’ digestive system to adjust, so they don’t get sick.