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Hair Loss How much is too much?

Guineapigslave

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All 3 of my guinea pigs shed...Alot!

I'm just wondering when i should start to get worried.
 

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Pet store pigs usually have mites. If you have never treated them, it is a good idea.

What are you feeding them?
 

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unlimited hay, pellets, carrots, lettuce, and an orange slice per day
 

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What kind of hay/pellets?

do you mean unlimited carrots/lettuce??? Your are not feeding enough variety, look in the stickies at the top of the diet forum. to find wha you can feed daily.
 

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No frankie, they mean unlimited hay. And then for veggies they are giving carrots, lettuce and an orange slice.

Carrots= treat veggie. Low nutritional value, hardly any C and high in oxalic acid. Should be limited to no more than 1 baby carrot per pig daily, preferably every 2-3 days.
Lettuce= good daily as long as it's not iceburg.
Oranges= fruit. Fruits need to be fed no more than twice a week due to high sugar content.

Your pigs diet needs a lot of work. Daily staples include lettuces (a variety), bell pepper to ensure C and cilantro. Then you need to add in some other veggies for variety. Please read over the nutrition charts and sample menu's sticky threads over in the Diet forum.
 

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Ok thanks, my old vet told me to give an orange slice per day but i guess he was a quack!

I will buy some bell peppers tonight.
 

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