What To Feed Baby Guinea Pigs?

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A baby guinea pig also known as a “pup” or a “kitten” needs a special diet to ensure proper growth and development.

Pups are born with a small stomach and a high metabolism so they need to eat small meals frequently throughout the day.

The best way to provide a pup with the nutrients it needs is to feed it a high-quality nutritious diet from the start.

A good diet for a baby guinea pig should be made up of hay fresh vegetables and a small amount of pellets.

The hay should make up the majority of the diet as it is essential for a guinea pig’s digestive health.

Fresh vegetables should be given daily and the type and amount should be varied to ensure that the guinea pig gets a variety of nutrients.

A small amount of pellets can be given as a treat but should not make up more than 10% of the diet.

When feeding hay it is important to choose a good quality hay that is high in fiber and low in dust.

The hay should be fresh and dry and should be offered in a hayrack or hay bag to keep it clean.

A baby guinea pig will need around 30-60 grams of hay per day.

Fresh vegetables should be given daily and the type and amount should be varied to ensure that the guinea pig gets a variety of nutrients.

A good mix of vegetables to offer would be dark leafy greens such as kale or spinach; root vegetables such as carrots or parsnips; and other vegetables such as peas or green beans.

It is important to chop or shred the vegetables into small pieces as a baby guinea pig’s stomach is very small.

Around 30-60 grams of vegetables per day is a good amount to offer.

A small amount of pellets can be given as a treat but should not make up more than 10% of the diet.

The pellets should be high in fiber and low in sugar and should be offered in a separate dish from the hay and vegetables.

Around 2-3 tablespoons of pellets per day is a good amount to offer.

Water is essential for all guinea pigs and should be provided fresh and clean in a water bottle or bowl.

A baby guinea pig will drink around 50-100ml of water per day.

A baby guinea pig’s diet should be high in fiber and low in sugar to ensure proper growth and development.

The best way to provide a pup with the nutrients it needs is to feed it a high-quality nutritious diet from the start.