What is a typical daily diet for a guinea pig? My daughter has been wanting one as a pet for over a year and now that she is going to be10, I think she can handle the responsibility so we want to get her one for her birthday. I just want to make sure their diets aren’t too complex or expensive.
You want to feed them daily pellets plus a mix of fresh vegetables. You can do fruit as well but this should be fed less. Their diet should be 30% pellet, 60% vegetable, and 10% fruit.
Hay, water, and fortified pellets is the staple of the diet. This should make up roughly 60% of their diet. I think the post above mine has the numbers reversed or something because fresh veg is only 30%.
I have always hear that hay and pellets should be offered at all times and then you give them a fresh bowl of vegetables each day and they will adjust and eat as they wish. Some eat more pellets than others.
You will want to feed them a diet of mainly guinea pig food which tends to come in pellets and hay. This along with water and a small plate of fresh vegetables and a few fruit bits here and there is what they will eat daily.
They will eat their pellet diet with hay every day. Some people will offer them fresh vegetables every other day or once a day. I think it is best to include a small bowl of fresh veg every day though.
Hay, pellets, and water need to be given daily. You can give them fresh fruit and vegetables every other day or a few times a week but most people will recommend offering this daily.
Mine eat hay, pellets, and a mix of 3 or 4 different fresh vegetables. I will give them fruit every other day in the evening. I don't like to keep it in there long as it attracts fruit flies and ants in the summer.
Lots of fruits and vegetables are good for guinea pigs.
Kale, spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, celery. Just to name a few.
Mine has pellets mostly and a little hay now and again. Water is always available.
Every few days I'll give some pepper, peas or carrot. Depending on what we have.