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lunalovegood30
04-21-14, 02:43 am
Hello everyone! I'm new to this forum! :D I am a new mum to two girl piggies for a week now! As part of my preparations before I acquired them, I researched for nearly two weeks about their needs, and a big chunk of my time was taken by searching about their food. A lot of info was available, but most are only applicable to Western countries. Things like endive, dandelion, and raspberries are not readily available in our country, the Philippines, so I had to look up bountiful (‘exotic,’ according to some) food in the Philippines, like malunggay (moringa), singkamas (jicama), and togue (mung bean sprouts), not to mention having to find the Filipino terms for them!
I decided to make this list so I (and other family members who wish to throw in treats for my future piggies) can easily see which food they can eat and how much. I’m sharing this so cavy owners will have a reference, too!
And so here it is, THE List! Most helpful to guinea pig owners living in the Philippines and in neighbouring countries. Ready-to-print, 8.5″ x 13″ size. Pin it up near your cavies’ cage or on your fridge for fast & easy reference!
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DeviantArt link for high-quality download:
http://iamcaryl.deviantart.com/art/Guinea-Pig-Food-List-446113452

Information based on the ff. sites:
GuineaLynx.info
OnlineGuineaPigCare.com
CavySavvy.blogspot.com
GuineaPigManual.com
GuineaPigCages.com
PassionforPets.com.au
HappyCavy.com
Cavy-Lovers.livejournal.com
PandaLoki.blogspot.com
Guinea Pig Illustration by Meh-Anne of Deviantart.com.
PS. If there’s any corrections, kindly comment back so I can edit. Thank you!


Will be posting photos of my babies soon!

lunarminx
04-21-14, 08:53 am
I wouldn't put the grasses with the food list, they aren't part of the cup a vegs a day.

lunalovegood30
04-21-14, 08:50 pm
I wouldn't put the grasses with the food list, they aren't part of the cup a vegs a day.
I classified the grasses as Forages, and the veggies and greens are classified accordingly, lunarminx. :) "Vegetable serving size should be about a cup a day," and it doesn't say "Vegetable and forages serving be about a cup a day. And grasses are food, anyways. :D

oldnewie
04-22-14, 06:23 am
That's an informative list. Well done.

MochaAndMoo
04-22-14, 07:22 am
There is only one fault, and that is that there is no portions. To be accurate, I suggest you include a measurement. Other than that, it's a fairly useful list.

spy9doc
04-22-14, 08:23 am
I think you did a superb job with this list! It is obvious that you put a lot of work into your research and in creating the list. Although it may have limited usefulness for those of us in the US, it should be very helpful to those living in the Philippines and surrounding areas.

As mentioned, you may want to add (briefly) suggested portions and perhaps provide a couple of links (as you did in your post) for the reader to do further research. Otherwise, good work!

Rywen
04-22-14, 01:51 pm
I think it's great, there are a lot of things in the Asian supermarket near me that I've been wondering if I can feed to Ferb, they look leafy and green but I have no idea. This chart is super useful to me!

lunalovegood30
04-22-14, 08:18 pm
Would've liked to include portions, but I wanted to limit the size of the file so it's easy to print.:ohmy: BTW, my main inspiration for this list is www.passionforpets.com.au's Cavy Safe Food List. It had a limited line of food, though, so I made my own.
I've included source links on the printable file, just on the bottom. :)

Piya and Buddy
04-22-14, 08:25 pm
This list is superb! I like the way you organized it and color coded it. I live in Hong Kong, and there are some things that you can't get in HK, so this list really helped me. Thank you!

claudinehere
06-01-14, 10:04 pm
Thank you very much for this! I know it's really hard to find suitable guinea pig food here in the Philippines but as you've shown us, research goes a long way! Thanks! :)

prettynyguen
06-01-14, 11:20 pm
awesome job, thanks for sharing all your hard work :)

Vanni Cristi
07-12-14, 06:47 am
Awesome job!! Thanks so much!

Peabeepea
08-31-14, 09:18 pm
Thank you for this! We just got our first cavy two days ago. Been feeding him the grass and pellets from the breeder but I've already ordered alfalfa hay online. We've tried feeding him different veggies but he just ignores them. The problem is the alfalfa-based pellets, I can't seem to find any because stores are out of stock or don't carry them. Would be great if anyone here can point me to a reliable source for Oxbow Performance.

claudinehere
08-31-14, 11:54 pm
Here's where I buy my Oxbow pellets: https://m2.facebook.com/105041129552326/albums/168626636527108/?_rdr

richguinea
09-01-14, 12:10 am
very helpful! what a great cheat sheet for guinea pig diet ! thanks:)

Rywen
09-01-14, 09:17 am
If he's getting alfalfa hay he doesn't need alfalfa pellets too, they both serve the same purpose of providing extra calcium. He does still need a long strand hay/grass as the bulk of his diet, the alfalfa hay is supplemental.

Peabeepea
09-03-14, 09:37 pm
Thanks for the info. I got Timothy Hay for the bulk of his diet!