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Won't Eat Carliee not Eating

Crystalkate

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I took in Carliee about a week ago now, and she doesn't eat any of her pellets. I bought the Oxbow first, and she wouldn't eat it. Yesterday I bought Mazuri, and she hasn't eaten any of that either :( All she seems to want to eat is her Timothy Hay. I haven't put any in since yesterday morning hoping that she would get hungry and eat, but that's not the case. What should I do? I am getting worried.
 
The pellets are the least important for her to eat. Make sure she has all the timothy hay she wants and 1 cup of fresh veggies a day. There is a chart on here just search diet that shows which veggies are best to give and how often.
 
I was just informed that she was never even fed pellets. Her previous owner said all she ate was; hay, carrots, lettuce, and green pepper. That is definitely not a good enough variety.
 
Are you feeding a wider variety of veggies?

The best things to start her on are green and red leaf lettuce, cilantro, squash and green bell peppers.
 
I guess it just worried me because my previous pigs ate their pellets like there was no tomorrow. Just shows each pig is an individual! :D
 
They definitely have their preferences like you have seen. The biggest benefit of pellets is the fortified vitamin C. Make sure to provide her with veggies high in vitamin C (Green BP and cilantro, especially) so that she gets all of the vitamin C she needs. Otherwise, you might look into supplementing with vitamin C tablets.
 
Green bell pepper is definitely her favorite! Would it be safe to feed the pepper to her everyday on top of other mix of veggies?
 
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