Guinea Pig Food Guide

From The Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue

Fresh timothy hay, timothy pellets, fresh veggies and filtered water must be provided at all times as this comprises their entire diet. Our recommended daily amount of veggies is 1  1/2 - 2 cups per piggie per day. Make sure you are providing a diverse variety of vegetables everyday to keep them interested and it's always important to remember to feed everything in moderation. Follow our food guide for a balanced diet that contains plenty of Vitamin C.  We recommend supplementing Vitamin C with a syringe only when an animal is sick, stressed, not eating enough veggies or if you are concerned that he/she is not getting enough in their diet. 

Here is a basic list of veggies we recommend you have in your fridge:

Daily Staples:
Romaine Lettuce
Green Leaf Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce
Bell Peppers (all colors)
Cilantro
Parsley
Kale
Fresh Grass (untreated)


Veggie Snacks:
Tomatoes
Celery
Dandelion
Chard
Basil
​Mint


 

Sweet Treats: (In Moderation)

Carrots

Apples

Banana

Watermelon

Berries

Cantaloupe

Grapes

Corn (uncooked)

Do Not Feed:

Broccoli (can cause bloat)

Cabbage (can cause bloat)

Spinach (too much calcium)

Iceberg Lettuce (no nutritional value)