Did you know guinea pigs have a special requirement in their diet?
Yes thats right guinea pigs need ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in their diet or they later face major health issues!!
Just like us humans our bodies can not make vitamin C which is why it is one of our requirements in our diet.
A good balanced diet for guinea pigs is recommended we provided Burgess Excel foods special formulated for our furry friends at either of our practices.
Safe foods for guinea pigs are:
Salad peppers, tomatoes, spinach, asparagus, broccoli and leafy greens, e.g. parsley and kale are all high in vitamin C. Close monitoring of these foods is advisable.
Fresh grass and hay is the biggest part of their diet as they can spend most of the day munching on these, and it is much more affordable you can grow your own grass too!
Contact us to have your guineas pigs checked over and further advise on managing their diets..