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In my opinion, your guinea pig has grown tired of his hay. It sounds like he still has an appetite besides hay, so I think it just the hay. Kaytee is horrible. The hay itself is actually very hard and SHARP, which can cause injury. I actually have scratches on my hands from handling their Timothy Hay.
For the past year and a half or so, my sister and I have been loyal Oxbow customers. Oxbow is a great step-up from Kaytee! Their Orchard grass is my girls' favorite. Recently, though, the weather hasn't been the best and so Oxbow's hay has suffered. We decided it was time to order Kleenmama's.
On Saturday, we received our shipment of hay and pellets and I, myself, am in love with this hay! We ordered 10 pounds of 3rd cut Bluegrass. It is so, so very soft and moist and it smells wonderful. Our original three girls; Freya, Haylee, and Villie, eat it constantly and we have to refill their cage so much more often than we ever did with Oxbow. The new girls are a little slower to eating the hay, probably because they are still scared, but they have eaten a great amount as well.
I truly think that a better quality hay with improve his appetite. However, it is never a bad idea to see a vet just to be sure.
Third cut Bluegrass or Timothy? Just asking as I did not think the Bluegrass came in third cut...
Vets are not known for their nutritional savvy when it comes to pigs. In fact, many vets will recommend crappy pellet mixes and yogurt drops because they have no clue when it comes to a proper diet. Pigs need 1 cup of veggies each daily. Please continue to give the full cup of veggies per pig.I just wanted to give you all an update. I took the piggies to the vet today. Scooby has a fractured upper tooth. The vet gave me Rimadyl to help with the pain. Because he will not let me look at his teeth, I am going to take him back in two weeks for a follow up visit.
Also, I have been feeding the piggies 1 cup each of veggies everyday. The vet thinks this is too much food and part of the reason Scooby stopped eating his hay. She has asked me to cut them back to 1/2 c each. Rocco (whom I have nick named Pigmillion) never stops eating. I have even noticed he chews on his ramp a little bit. I am not sure how he is going to take to less food...
Do you guys agree that 1 cup is too much for them?