GUINEA PIG LESSON: Guinea pigs should be fed a high quality pellet, one without corn or colored pieces. Oxbow or Kleenmama's are examples of high quality pellets. Young guinea pigs (under one year) should be fed unlimited alfalfa based pellets. You will also see this cut off date at six months and in between. Adult guinea pigs should be fed 1/4th to 1/8th cup timothy based pellets daily (as opposed to unlimited, which can lead to obesity, reduce hay consumption and so lead to malocclusion, and some theorize it can increase the risk of stones in cavies already prone to stones).
Sophisticated young male:
Black and white young cookie girl with red hots for eyes:
Young male handsome boy:
Young male fuzzy butt:
Young lovely girl:
Young male vegetarian QueeQueg:
Young sweetie boy:
Young female fuzzy butt:
* AAGP recommends quarantining any new guinea pigs
for 2-3 weeks and confirming the sex yourself.
Many sad accidents or "accidents" can be avoided this way. *
helpful links: Where to Begin? General Care Guide & Quality Hay and Pellets in bulk & Pampering your Pig & Cheaper, Larger Cages & Bedding & Essential Guinea Supplies & Proper Diet & Cavy Savvy Vets & "What's Normal? What's Not?" & Social Life & Boy or Girl? & "What is Rescuing and Adopting?" & Social Cause Marketing & Guinea Pigs in MD/VA/DC