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    Question My guinea pig too fat?

    Hey! I was wondering...my guinea pig eats lettuce like there is no tommorow and she gets a lot of hay. Grass is also a favorite to. I just weighed her and she id 2.5 pounds. Is that too heavy?

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    How old is she?

    I don't know for sure but I have heard of piggies being 3 plus pounds when they are full grown!

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    she is 5 years old

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    That is an ok weight for your guinea pig to be. I have heard of 3.5 pound guinea pigs at that age!

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    That's a good weight, I have 3 that are around 2.9 pounds and one that weighs in at 3.3 pounds.

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    All the more to love!

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    Lol She certainly is a big girl! *wink wink*

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    ok thanks everyone. now i know that the diet i have her on now is fine. thanks again!

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    I'm not sure about pounds but my largest boy is 1.22kg (1220grams), and I thought he was overweight but turns out he is nice and adverage too. He is six aswell, its always good to keep a check on weight when they get over 3/4 I think (you should anyway but I think it's vital when they are growing and when they are elderly)

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Char-x View Post
    I'm not sure about pounds but my largest boy is 1.22kg (1220grams), and I thought he was overweight but turns out he is nice and adverage too. He is six aswell, its always good to keep a check on weight when they get over 3/4 I think (you should anyway but I think it's vital when they are growing and when they are elderly)

    454g = 1 pound

    My piggie (1.5 years) is 830g or not quite 2 pounds and the vet said he needed to gain weight. He probably has since we've been feeding him lots of veggies since we got him. I don't think he ever had them before.

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Char-x View Post
    I'm not sure about pounds but my largest boy is 1.22kg (1220grams), and I thought he was overweight but turns out he is nice and adverage too. He is six aswell, its always good to keep a check on weight when they get over 3/4 I think (you should anyway but I think it's vital when they are growing and when they are elderly)
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    i agree...that is why i was worried. thanks

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    Re: My guinea pig too fat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pumpkin_RIP View Post
    Lol She certainly is a big girl! *wink wink*
    LOL! yup BFF. at least i know im not feeding her too much. i think its just her fur. remember when we bathed her and she was super skinny...(sorry to anyone who is reading this and has no idea what we are talking about but Pumpkin_RIP is my best friend in real life)

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