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What types of guinea pig hay should I be providing? Hay plays a major part in a guinea pig’s diet. Quality guinea pig hay supplies them with essential fiber and nutrients which could prevent digestive problems. Having enough roughage to chew on will also help their dental health as piggies’ teeth continuously grow.
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Hay, fruits, and vegetables make up a large part of a guinea pig’s diet. But did you know that they can eat flowers as well? Some even contain vitamins and nutrients that can boost a piggie’s health. However, not every flower is safe for them to consume. Most of the flowers that are dangerous for cavies can upset their gastrointestinal systems. It’s important for us, their human friends, to know which kinds are okay to be in their tummies.
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Caring for elderly guinea pigs isn’t talked about a lot, so let’s talk about it today. Guinea pigs can live from 4 - 7 years depending on their health and how they are raised! Each piggie shows signs of aging differently and at different rates. It really shows in their activity, physical appearance, and more. Many believe that piggies show their senior side after 3 years of age, some show signs way later in their lifetime. Hopefully these tips will give you an easier time understanding and caring for your guinea pig no matter what age they are.
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