Sorry I’m not sure where to post this. I have 3 girls (1 7.5 years and 2 2.5 yr olds). I thought I was doing their diet right but the more research I’ve done the more I get confused and I need a little assistance and I may be way over thinking this.
- pellets: oxbow adult guinea pig pellets (about 1/8 cup per piggy daily)
- hay: unlimited kaytee timothy hay and/or oxbow orchard grass hay
- water: they get clean bottled drinking or spring water daily
- no urinary concerns (not related to them, but did have a boar in the past get a bladder stone that was removed-but that was before I new much and he was getting way too much alafa)
- daily for the 3 piggies they get: red/green leaf lettuce, bell pepper (any color), a slice of cucumber (a hit and miss), baby carrots (1 a piece) (was told by a vet - baby carrot a day if fine), and 1 grape tomato a piece.
However I was feeding (going to make some adjustments where needed), usually 2 of of the following daily, but never any of the high calicum ones together.
- Clinatro 4xs a week
- parsley 2xs a week
- dadelion greens 2xs a week
- carrot tops 2xs a week
- broccoli 1x a week (I’m cutting this out now not a big hit now)
- Apple 1x a week (I’m cutting his out now not a big hit anymore) any suggestions on low calicum fruits that would be okay as a treat or just keep the tomatoes
- turnip greens 1x a week (I’m cutting this out now not a big hit any more)
- I was looking on suggestions for radicchio and endive how often they can have those. Even more so if I have to cut out one of the higher calicum veggies listed above.
Ps: I know they don’t like zuchini, green beans, any root veggie other than carrots.
What are some your veggie diets like?
- I dissent.
So I should be fine taking out the dadelion greens, parsley, apple and turnip greens. Keeping everything as is expect bumping the Clinatro to 3xs a week and adding in radicchio 4xs a weeks, endive 2xs a week and zucchini 3xs a week?
I'm worried most about Mr Bubbles because of his age. At 5 years old, he's a senior now and I don't want to give him anything that may cause health issues. I suppose nobody has told him he's a senior because he still has that pep in his step. Let's keep that as a secret! He still hops to the front of his cage to greet anyone who comes in to the room (as opposed to the younger pigs who casually walk up). He still gets excited and popcorns when I put him back in his freshly cleaned cage too.
I'm sure that moderation, as with most things should be observed. I guess the question is if corn husks are high in any mineral which can cause health issues. One example is that too much parsley can cause stones in some pigs because of the calcium content. Another one; and it's arguable is carrots, which are too high in sugars for some pig owners. Again, it's arguable. So how much corn husk is too much?