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Diet Different diets in the same cage

Drawingwords

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Athena and Elise are 7-8 month old sows. Buttercup and Reese's are Athena's daughter and just turned a month. I have the problem now of how to feed them and make sure they are all healthy.

I bought a bag of Cavy Performance and Cavy Cuisine and mixed it together.

They have unlimited timothy hay.

How can I ensure that the babies are getting enough calcium. I give them a little bit of alfalfa every day and the older girls love it too! No one has signs of bladder stones and they all seem healthy. Can I just feed them all the Cavy Cuisine and give the babies extra treats of alfalfa outside the cage? Or can I continue to put it in the cage even if the older girls get some.
 

Paula

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When I had this same problem Ly suggested giving the pup(s) a few sprigs of parsley during lap time.

Since the older pigs are under a year they probably can still have the Cavy Performance without any problem.

I think giving the baby some veggies with lots of calcium outside the cage (or alfalfa) is a good idea since the older ladies don't probably need as much as the little ones.
 
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