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    Info on food and care

    Hi i'm looking into getting a pair of piggys in the future and have some questions:

    1) what kind of food is best?
    2) do i need to give vitamin c supplements? Or will the food have it?
    3) how many veggies/fruit a day?
    4) what kind of hey to get?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: Info on food and care

    1) The recommended food is Oxbow, other brands you see at the pet store such as Kaytee and Great Choice are low quality and alfalfa based which is not suitable for adult guinea pig. Just stick to oxbow

    2). Guinea pigs do not need vitamin c supplements unless prescribed by a licensed exotics vet.

    3). Every pig should get one cup of fresh vegetables a day.

    4) Guinea pigs should get timothy hay. Younger pigs may need alfalfa.

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    Re: Info on food and care

    Close, but not quite.

    Both Oxbow and KMS Hayloft have good pellets -- either will do.

    A good quality pellet will have stabilized vitamin C, and with some fresh veggies that are high in C (like bell pepper), will be just fine. Sometimes sick pigs are supplemented with a little extra vitamin C.

    Younger pigs don't need alfalfa hay. What they need is an extra source of calcium for their growing bones. Supplementing timothy with alfalfa will do, but if they're fed alfalfa pellets, they don't need alfalfa hay. You can also increase their calcium by feeding a sprig or so of parsley.

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