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    What food do I feed

    I'm getting a guinea pig soon and I was wondering what pellets are best for them. Also what is the best kind of lettuce for them.

    Thanks

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    Re: What food do I feed

    My local guinea pig rescue uses Oxbow for pellets. I've heard a lot of good things from Oxbow, so I'd stick with them.

    As far as lettuce, I've heard red leaf and green leaf are the best. Some people use romaine, but it may cause bladder stones in some piggies.

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    Re: What food do I feed

    Quote Originally Posted by thistlewriter View Post
    My local guinea pig rescue uses Oxbow for pellets. I've heard a lot of good things from Oxbow, so I'd stick with them.

    As far as lettuce, I've heard red leaf and green leaf are the best. Some people use romaine, but it may cause bladder stones in some piggies.
    Thank you! can I feed red leaf and green leaf everyday? Its so hard to find what I should feed and when.

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    Re: What food do I feed

    This website has some good information. Try looking here.

    http://www.guinealynx.info/fave.html

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    Re: What food do I feed

    Welcome to the forum! Here are some links with forum topics for new guinea pig owners:

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/107827-What-NOT-to-do-for-your-guinea-pigs

    Basically, guinea pigs should be fed about a cup of fresh veggies daily, the majority of it should be red or green leaf lettuce and it should include a good vitamin C source, such as bell pepper.

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    Re: What food do I feed

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleSqueakers View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Here are some links with forum topics for new guinea pig owners:

    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners
    https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/107827-What-NOT-to-do-for-your-guinea-pigs

    Basically, guinea pigs should be fed about a cup of fresh veggies daily, the majority of it should be red or green leaf lettuce and it should include a good vitamin C source, such as bell pepper.
    Thank you!

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    Re: What food do I feed

    Thank you!

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    Re: What food do I feed

    There's a lot of things you can include in their diet. I don't buy in the shops. Here's a good article: https://www.guinea-pig-advisor.com/feeding/food-list/

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