Feeding guinea pigs

Good food in right quantity is the best way to ensure long-life of your guinea pigs. We’ll give you an idea what fodder is really liked by your cavies.

Loud colorful painted packages from the pet shop contains almost junk food – so leave it for a proper diet! Guinea Pigs really love cheap and healthy natural finish food.

Natural food is always the best choice you can offer for your cavies. It isn’t quite ambitious or expensive to feed them responsible. Far from it, a good diet might be much cheaper at some seasons if vetgetables are cheap and grass is rising high. The nourishment of cavies stands on the ground of grass and other ground based dibbles / shrubs. A diet must not contain any animal products like animal fat or industrial fall-out like molasses.

And Guinea Pigs are not your trash can for kitchen waste! Ask yourself: Would you prefer to eat it? If not, don’t give it to them as well.

How to feed Guinea Pigs correctly:

  • The bread of Guinea Pigs

    Hay, hay, hay!

    Hay is the primary food for your cavies and has to be provided fresh consistently. The first meat at morning should be hay exclusive. Hay is rich in crude fiber / fibre which is essential for the cavies eupepsia. Hay is elemental to keep their gut working on.

  • Origin of life

    Water for Guinea Pigs

    It might be a platitude but this is a really often asked question whether Guinea Pigs needs water or not. The short answer is: Yes, of course they need water! Cavies are mammals and all mammals needs fresh water every day for their water balance.

  • Food they can eat and what they really like

    Guinea Pig food list

    There is a huge variety of plant you can feed your Guinea Pigs with. They are really vegans and like nearly everything which grows on ground. We provide an detailed list of food your Guinea Pigs might really like – and also a blacklist which food should not be provided to your cavies for some reason. This might help you to build up a proper diet for your cavies.

  • If your cavy runs in trouble

    Hand feeding of Guinea Pigs

    Feeding your Guinea Pig by hand is important if it doesn’t eat anymore as a result of sickness (mostly malocclusion). Sometimes it could be very difficult to feed a cavy by hand and in other cases it will eat by hand feeding without any problems. We tell you how and what to feed by hand.

  • Fresh fodder

    The natural and healthy snacks
    Fresh fodder - Go for green

    Fresh fodder is separated in two different kinds which have to be provided in different kind: fresh fodder like herbage and water based fresh fodder like vegetables. Let’s have a look at the difference.

  • Dry food / pellets for Guinea Pigs

    Candy for Guinea Pigs
    Providing pellets as candy

    To feed Guinea Pigs with dry food / pellets or to do not is always a bone of contention. Why? In fact this pellets belongs to industrial fattening rabbits and has never been a healthy food for pets such like Guinea Pigs. You’re doing your best if you provide it rarely only like sweets for your child’s and should not be part of its diet.

  • Snacks for Guinea Pigs

    Most kind of snacks for Guinea Pigs like crackers, nibble / crispy sticks or anything like that should be leaved untouched in pet shops regardless how nicely the packages are designed and promising healthy. These products are fattening and could be a serious risk for many diseases in the long run.