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How Much? How much Veggies/Fruit should they get a day?

guineapig67

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I was wondering, how much food should my 2 guinea pigs have a day? and how many times a day?
 

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Your Guinea Pigs should each get one cup of veggies per pig per day. You will want to have a variety of vegetables but you will want to mainly feed romaine lettuce (NEVER iceburg), green bell pepper (1/8 pepper per pig) baby carrots (one per day is fine, not more however), and zucchini (1/2" per pig) are pretty much the 'main ones'. Don't feed fruits more than once a week, as they are high in sugars and can lead to diabetes.

For pellets they should get 1/8th cup per pig. This is two tablespoons.
 

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You should actually have a variety of lettuces and not just romaine (all but iceburg), bell pepper and cilantro are daily staples. Carrots are more of a treat veggie and aren't that great for daily use as they are sugary, starchy and high in oxalic acid. In addition to the daily staples, you need at least 3-5 rotating veggies. Variety is the key to a good, well rounded veggie diet.
 

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I will do that!
 

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is radishes okay for them?
 

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Please refer to the charts that you've now been linked to twice in this thread before asking if something can be fed. If you see a veggie not listed on the chart, then do a forum search first then ask.
 
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