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layli661

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my piggies a picky eater is that good. she wont even eat her calcium nibbles... what can i do to help prevent that.....?
 

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What in the world is a calcium nibble? Whatever it is it doesn't sound like it's good for her. Too much calcium can cause bladder stones and other health problems.

As far as a picky eater...Give her unlimited hay and offer her a wide variety of veggies. Try new stuff. Make sure you only offer veggies off of the "approved list" https://guinealynx.com/nutrition.html#fave
 

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And to add to what voodoo said, stop giving her the calcium nibbles (whatever they may be).
 

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its a calcuim booster, it doesnt over do the calcium it just helps add some to her diet. got it from a vet.
 

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Definetily stop with the calcium nibbles. You don't want her to get bladder stones.

Leave the veggies in overnight, as well. Then she may eat them.
 

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Is your piggie in the toilet?
 

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amfeider said:
Is your piggie in the toilet?

Can you explain what this means please? I don't understand.

As far as calcium and guinea pigs. The vet told you completely wrong. Calcium is something they need very little of. Only pregnant pigs and pigs who are nursing pups should receive higher amounts of calcium.
 

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Look at Layli's avatar. I am a little confused on if it's a toilet or not.
 

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It's different, I admit that, but it would be up to Teresa to determine if she can keep it or change it.

Layli can you please start using proper capitalization?
 

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Sorry I'm a little sloppy with my typing, and she's in the sink. It was her first bath, I thought it was cute. When I first got her she stunk so badly from being in the pet store that was the first thing I did.

And I guess the vet didn't know what he was talking about. He just said they need some sort of calcium.
 

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sorry it just looks strange
 

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The only thing you may have to supplement your pigs' diet with is Vitamin C. And you shouldn't have to be doing that if you giving her the proper veggies.
How old is your piggie? If she's 6 months or younger that may have been why the vet was suggesting "calcium nibbles". If she is 6 months or younger, make sure she is getting Oxbow Cavy Performance, or another alflalfa based, pellet only mix. And make sure she is getting unlimited alflalfa hay. This has the necessary calcium she needs until she stops growing. Once she reaches 6 months old, then you can start adding timothy hay, and switch her pellets to Oxbow Cavy Cuisine.
 
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