- 1 What foods are bad for guinea pigs?
- 2 What is a guinea pig’s favorite toy?
- 3 What veg can guinea pigs eat?
- 4 How often can you give guinea pigs Treats?
- 5 Can carrots kill guinea pigs?
- 6 What food can guinea pigs eat daily?
- 7 Can guinea pigs chew on toilet paper rolls?
- 8 Can guinea pigs drink out of a bowl?
- 9 Do guinea pigs need a wheel?
- 10 Do guinea pigs bite?
- 11 What is a guinea pig’s favorite food?
- 12 Can guinea pigs eat cheese?
- 13 Can you overfeed guinea pigs?
- 14 What is a good treat for a guinea pig?
- 15 Do guinea pigs like to be held?
What foods are bad for guinea pigs?
Make sure you do not feed your guinea pigs the following foods (this is not an exhaustive list): cereals; grains; nuts; seeds; dried beans, corn, and peas; buttercups; garden shrubs (such as hemlock or privet); lilies of any kind; sweet peas; nightshade; oak; avocado; onion grass; onions; potato tops; mushrooms;
What is a guinea pig’s favorite toy?
When choosing the best guinea pig accessories for your furry friend, we’ve found that the most popular choices are tunnels, foraging toys, puzzles, and balls, all of which tap into their natural instincts to want to hide, dig and chew and will help keep your guinea pig healthy.
What veg can guinea pigs eat?
Safe fruit and veg for guinea pigs Fresh greens like broccoli, cabbage or spinach are great things to feed and carrots make a satisfying occasional treat. However, not all fruit and veg is safe for your guinea pigs. Don’t feed potatoes, tomato leaves or rhubarb to your pigs.
How often can you give guinea pigs Treats?
Limit the number of treats you give. 5% to 10% of its diet can come from treats. You should only give fruit about once or twice a week. There are treats available for purchase that contain Timothy hay.
Can carrots kill guinea pigs?
Fruits and Vegetables Carrots, peppers, and dark lettuces are a surefire hit with my guinea pigs.
What food can guinea pigs eat daily?
Timothy hay: Provide an unlimited quantity of fresh timothy hay every day. Guinea pigs need continuous access to hay to aid their digestion and limit the growth of their teeth. Fruit and vegetables: Fresh vegetables can be offered once a day and should be equivalent to about one cup total per guinea pig per day.
Can guinea pigs chew on toilet paper rolls?
Many guinea pigs like to chew on cardboard and used paper rolls. Additionally, your guinea pigs SHOULD NOT eat the glue on used paper rolls. Remove any glue from a roll before giving it to your guinea pig. If all glue cannot be safely removed or cut off, then discard the roll and do not give to your guinea pig.
Can guinea pigs drink out of a bowl?
Yes, guinea pigs can drink from a bowl. This is especially true if a guinea pig is used to drinking from a bowl since their early years. However, if a guinea pig is used to drinking from a water bottle, most likely it will be difficult for them to switch to a bowl later on.
Do guinea pigs need a wheel?
Do Guinea Pig Need Exercise Wheels and Balls? Guinea pigs do not need exercise wheels and balls to exercise and stay active. While these products can be used for other pets such as hamsters and mice, they can be dangerous for guinea pigs.
Do guinea pigs bite?
Guinea pigs are docile animals, and rarely bite without cause. They tend to ‘mouth’ their owners while being held, just to see if you’re edible! Guinea pigs only use their teeth aggressively if they feel under threat – they are their only means of defence.
What is a guinea pig’s favorite food?
Each guinea pig is different, and most will have their own favorites. Most of them love carrots and broccoli, and some love nothing better than fresh grass nibbled from a lawn.
Can guinea pigs eat cheese?
Dairy products – dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt etc are derived from animals and should not be fed to your Guinea Pig.
Can you overfeed guinea pigs?
Unfortunately, guinea pigs can eat even when full. So, yes, you can easily overfeed a guinea pig, which is why owners should take great care of their guinea pig’s diet. Therefore, you should know much about a guinea pig’s diet so you can feed your pet in a healthy way every day.
What is a good treat for a guinea pig?
Some examples of popular treats for guinea pigs include:
- Bell Peppers.
- Brussel Sprouts.
- Corn on the Cob.
Do guinea pigs like to be held?
Your Guinea Pig Likes Being Held GPs are timid creatures by nature, so it takes a lot of confidence for them to come to you for stroking or holding. You can interpret that confidence as affection. To reach this stage you need to hand-tame your pet with care and patience.