Diet and Feeding

Baby guinea pig pup

Raising and Caring for Young Guinea Pigs

You may have already been taking care of an adult guinea pig. That experience will come in handy, but you will need to learn to care for pups.  Just like you would care for human babies, you need to give special care and attention to the pups so that they not only survive but thrive.  …

can guinea pigs eat oranges

Can Guinea Pigs eat oranges ( Too much sugar? )

Just about everyone can appreciate the refreshing flavor of ripe orange on a hot summer’s day. And it is no different for your pet guinea pigs. Guinea pigs can eat oranges safely and love this sweet and succulent fruit as a special treat, so you can feel free to prepare them a serving. However, as…

Best Guinea Pig Hay

Best Guinea Pig Hay 2022 (Is There a Difference? )

Do you have a guinea pig and you’re unsure which type of hay is best to feed them? Guinea pigs are cute, small animals that make great pets. We should know we have 4 at home. They need hay to eat and live in order to stay healthy. But what type of hay is good…

Best Guinea Pig Pellets

Best Guinea Pig Pellets 2022 ( Top 5 Popular Brands )

So, You’re looking for the best food for your guinea pig? Pellets or Flake food. I know I was always unsure when I bought my first Guinea Pig several years ago now. Guinea pigs are herbivores and need a diet that is high in fiber. They also need to be fed at least twice a…

guinea pig in the wild

What Do Guinea Pigs Eat in the Wild?

With all the dry, processed pellet pet foods available in pet stores, it leaves many of us wondering- what do our guinea pigs actually eat in the natural wild? It’s very important to know what they eat in the wild so that we can recreate their natural diet as best as possible in order to…

Complete Vitamin C Food List for Guinea Pigs

Complete Vitamin C Food List for Guinea Pigs

We never have to worry about making sure our dog or cat has enough vitamin C in their diet. This is because most animals are able to make their own vitamin C, although the ones who can’t include most primates, and humans. Surprisingly, guinea pigs are also on the list of animals who cannot make…

Guinea Pigs Get Diabetes

Can Guinea Pigs Get Diabetes from too many carrots?

Carrots are a tasty treat that guinea pigs love. However, can feeding your guinea pig too many carrots lead to diabetes? Feeding your guinea too many carrots can lead to them developing diabetes.  How Do Carrots Cause Diabetes In Guinea Pigs? Carrots are packed full of natural sugars. Just like how humans can develop diabetes…

guinea pig esting cherries

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Cherries? (Hazard Concerns)

Although guinea pigs should not eat certain parts of a cherry, the meat of the cherry itself is safe for them to eat in moderation. Guinea pigs should not be given the stem, any attached leaves, or the pit of the cherry as they are harmful to their health. As is with most food, cherries…

best fruits for guinea pigs

Types of fruit guinea pigs love to eat | Best fruit for guinea pigs

You have a pet guinea pig and you love your furry little buddy and you just want to do right by him, right? Or maybe you’re thinking about getting a new pet and have your eye on a cute, cuddly guinea pig and you’re investigating which fruits are good to feed them. In either case,…

guinea pig eating grass

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Grass Clippings?

Have you wondered, ‘can guinea pigs eat grass clippings?’ They eat hay, which is a type of grass, after all. Actually, guinea pigs can’t eat grass clippings. They are a potentially serious health risk. You see, gathering a handful of grass is much different than blending everything chopped up on the lawn together. Your guinea…

guinea pig eating strawberries

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Strawberries | Seeds and all?

It’s not at all unusual to want to spoil your guinea pig with a treat every now and again. And while there are plenty of commercial options available to pick and choose from, it’s tough to beat giving your furry little pig a sweet piece of fruit – especially something as tasty as a strawberry….

guinea pigs eat basil

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Basil? ( Herbs as treats)

Basil plants seem to have a lot of desire to grow. Often, you end up with more of these fragrant, succulent leaves than you can use yourself. This may lead you to wonder if you can share some of the profusion with your guinea pig as a snack. As a matter of fact, you can!…