What do guinea pigs eat
Little guinea pig
I am wondering what do guinea pigs eat. I adopted a guinea pig and bought some guinea pig pellets at the local pet shop. She can also eat grass.
Will that be enough for her to eat?
Guinea pig pellets will not be sufficient
to feed your pet. You will need more different kinds of food.
Guinea pigs need to eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables, like apples, oranges, kiwi, tomato, cucumber, peppers, carrots, broccoli, spinach, etc. Also, they always need some timothy hay
available. If you add some herbs like mint, dandelion, basil and parsley than you are really doing a favor to their health. You will also need to supplement their diet with vitamin C
. And don't forget fresh water.
By the way, when you are buying guinea pig pellets, watch out for those with seeds. Guinea pig should not eat seeds.
You can check our guinea pig diet
page for more detailed info.