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    Am I Feeding My Young Pigs Well

    I have 2 two month old siblings. I want to make sure I am feeding them what I can for them to grow big and healthy. They are a female (Apple) and male (Caramel) so I keep them separated.
    In the mornings I give them each:
    - yellow, green, and orange bell pepper slices (one small slice cut in half of each color)
    - one piece of cilantro
    - one piece of parsely
    - half a leaf of lettuce
    In the evenings they each get:
    - one slice of cucumber
    - half a leaf of lettuce
    - one piece of cilantro
    - one piece of parsley

    The male has unlimited alfalfa hay and an unlimited mix of Timothy and alfalfa pellets.
    The famle doesn’t like the alfalfa hay so she gets unlimited Timothy hay and unlimited alfalfa pellets.

    Does this seem like a good diet?

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    Re: Am I Feeding My Young Pigs Well

    The male actually needs the timothy hay. Young guinea pigs don't need alfalfa per se, what they need is extra calcium in their diets. They can get that by supplementing the timothy hay with alfalfa, OR by feeding alfalfa pellets, OR by feeding them high calcium veggies.

    The rest of the diet sounds OK, but when they hit six months old, the cilantro and parsley should be treats rather than a regular part of their diets.

    See https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...us-Plants-List and https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...cussion-Thread

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    Re: Am I Feeding My Young Pigs Well

    Ah! Thanks, I’ll add Timothy hay to his rack as well. That was my main concern. I couldn’t find any info on what exact pellets and hay they need as babies.
    I was hesitant to feed them cilantro and parsley everyday but I saw for babies it was fine. I definilty will give them those two only for treats when they’re older.

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