Guinea pigs need specialized diet


POSTED: Thursday, March 18, 2010

QUESTION: Is there anything we can feed our guinea pig besides his pellet food?

ANSWER: High-quality grass hay should also always be made available to him. It satisfies his need to gnaw. The Humane Society recommends very small amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables daily. Since guinea pigs cannot manufacture Vitamin C, he needs a very small amount of items such as kale, strawberries and dark leafy greens. Pellets should make up the bulk of your pet's diet and he should be fed twice daily.


The Hawaiian Humane Society welcomes questions by e-mail, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Indicate “;Pet Ohana”; in the subject line. Or, write “;Pet Ohana,”; Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu 96826.