Guinea pigs should get unlimited grass, timothy hay, and or oat hay.
Feed fresh vegetables once a day: 1 cup per pig per day (i.e. capsicum, lettuce tomatoes, carrots, parsley, coriander, endive, cos lettuce, butterhead lettuce). When hay and vegetables are available all day, each rabbit should get 1/4 cup alfalfa or alfalfa/timothy pellets once a day.
Babies up to 7 months need unlimited pellets Fruit are treats! Serve only one a 5 – 6cm piece treat per day.
Avoid all seeds, corn, onion, nuts, crackers, cereals, and processed sugars.
Fresh water should be replenished as needed but no less than once daily, and can be offered in either hanging water bottles or heavy bowls.
Every attempt should be made to keep water free of flying insects, as well as any type of build up of food, hair, feces, fur, etc.
Food and water bowls should be replaced with clean and sanitized bowls each day.
We only stock Veterinary Recommended feeds which have been researched by Veternarians. Choose the best for your guinea pig and avoid any museli style mixes, treats and encourage healthy feeding habits.
Grass hay is one of the most important dietary supplements you can provide your guinea pig.
Grass hay is responsible for keeping a cavies front incisors and back molars down. It also helps guinea pigs digest their food and keeps their digestive system healthy. Grass Hay should be available to your cavy 24/7...
Guinea pigs should always be supplied with a fresh, clean source of water daily; which should be readily available at all times. Ensure water is changed daily to prevent algae growth and promote a healthy supply of water.
A plain pellet should be formulated with Vitamin C and can be placed in a heavy ceramic bowl which cannot be easily tipped over for optimum access.
A used by date will provide an indication of the freshness and longevity of any pellets purchased.
We all love to spoil our pets. We stock a range of healthy treats for your guinea pig. Free from preservatives, sugars and added nasties. Fruits also can be given 1 - 2 times per week as a healthy, natural snack.
Bowls & Bottles
An excellent way to supply water to your guinea pig is via a water bottle attached to their cage. Water bottles come in various shapes and sizes but should always include a solid sipper tube and ball bearing that cannot become detached from the actual bottle. Clear water bottles may also be a better investment as you can adequately see how much your guinea pig is drinking, and when it may be time to refill. Always check the quality of any water bottle you purchase.
Vegetables & Fruits
Cavies require in addition to a plentiful ongoing source of Fresh Hay, clean water and an optional plain pellet; A variety of Fruits and vegetables in which to ensure they are provided with all the essential Vitamins and Minerals they require.