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    Question How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    Hello, Cupcake is really picky. She won't eat 60% of the fruits/veggies I give her. From what we've given her, she's eaten celery, (sometimes) parsley, cilantro, and romaine lettuce, (I think?). Does anyone know how to help her open her horizons?

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    Quote Originally Posted by KirbyFan8910 View Post
    Hello, Cupcake is really picky. She won't eat 60% of the fruits/veggies I give her. From what we've given her, she's eaten celery, (sometimes) parsley, cilantro, and romaine lettuce, (I think?). Does anyone know how to help her open her horizons?
    Wow thatís more than my piggy eats! She only eats leaf lettuce and carrots. She snubs everything else.

    Piggies can can be very picky. Especially pet piggies who know they have a choice.

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    There are sticky posts at the top of every forum that answer many questions people have about their pigs. Here's the top post in the Food and Nutrition forum: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...eat-vegetables

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    I think bpatters' link will really help you! You can also try mixing small bits of new veggies in with veggies she does eat. And be careful with the celery, cilantro, parsley, and romaine. All of them are high in calcium, and too much of them too often can cause bladder and kidney stone problems for certain piggies. They're ok for treats though! Have you tried bell pepper? My piggies love it, and it's very important for them to get it for vitamin c. And instead of romaine you can try butterhead, red or green leaf lettuce; they're far lower in calcium and great for piggies to have every day.

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    Thanks! I'll make sure to try those tips out! I have one question though, how do I properly mince the food? Can I use a knife to cut it? Or is there another easier way?

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    I tried to feed her a piece of a yellow one but she ignored it.. I'm going to try again in a few mins though. That burrito idea sounds really good!

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    I don't know how you'd mince anything except with a knife. Just cut it into tiny, tiny pieces.

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    Okay, thank you! I'm going to try again tomorrow. I tried cutting some bellpeppers earlier, but she completely ignored the chunks..

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    Re: How To Get Guinea Pig To Eat Veggies?

    Put the minced pepper on her pellets. She won't be able to miss them all, and will eventually get used to the taste.

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