What can I feed my guinea pig if I ran out of food?

Guinea Pig Food Alternatives and Supplements
  • Romaine Lettuce. Much more nutritionally dense than Iceberg lettuce, the high fiber content in Romaine lettuce (as well as red and green lettuces) can help keep your guinea pig's digestion working smoothly. ...
  • Broccoli. ...
  • Cauliflower. ...
  • Kale. ...
  • Bell Peppers. ...
  • Oranges. ...
  • Carrots. ...
  • Squash.


What can you feed guinea pigs when out of pellets?

Your guinea pig can go several days without pellets as long as you provide sufficient hay, water, and fresh vegetables. You should aim to feed your guinea pigs one cup of fresh vegetables per pig per day. Timothy hay and water should be given in unlimited amounts.

What human food can guinea pigs eat?

Other foods that are good to fed guinea pigs a few times a week include broccoli, cabbage, endive, carrot tops, Brussels sprouts, kale, silver beet, mint, and fruits such as apples (but with no seeds), mango, and papaya.


How long can guinea pigs survive without food?

So, how long can guinea pigs go without food and water? Healthy guinea pigs shouldn't go over 8 hours without food. They won't starve in this time, but they can develop potentially fatal GI stasis or other health issues. Healthy guinea pigs may go up to 24 hours without water.

What can guinea pigs eat from the fridge?

4Pigs. All my piggies are fine with veg straight from the fridge, I keep some carrots, celery, cucmber and some fruit in the fridge; the rest of the veggies are in wicker baskets in the cupboards so they last longer (cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, cuaiflower etc).


How to Feed the Best and Healthiest Guinea Pig Diet!



Can guinea pigs eat oats?

Plain, old-fashioned rolled oats, and not the quick-cooking or instant variety. In fact you might be best off with oatmeal if you want to feed this to your piggies.

Can guinea pigs eat meat?

Guinea pigs are herbivores, which means they only eat plant based foods and do not eat meat. A guinea pig's diet should consist of 80% good quality hay and/or fresh grass, 15% fresh greens and vegetables suitable for guinea pigs, and 5% of a complete guinea pig pellet food.

Can guinea pigs drink from a bowl?

Water bowls are also another option that can be used in conjunction with bottles. A heavy ceramic bowl which cannot be easily tipped over is best. Some guinea pigs may find it much easier to drink from a bowl compared to a bottle, however bowls will require frequent rinsing and cleaning as they may become soiled.

Can guinea pigs go without pellets?

As long as you provide a healthy diet with various veggies they will be fine without pellets. They may need a bit more veggies than before.


Can guinea pigs live without vegetables?

Adult Guinea Pig

Going without veg for a day or 2 here and there occasionally wont hurt them but it's important that they do get a good variety of fresh veg, salad and fruit in their diet daily for the rest of the time.

Can guinea pigs eat goldfish crackers?

While other pets are lucky enough to eat and snack on foods to their heart's desire, the same thing doesn't apply to guinea pigs. So, to answer your question, no, guinea pigs cannot eat crackers. Crackers do not have much nutritional benefits to guinea pigs.

Can guinea pigs eat bread or crackers?

Similar to human diets, avoid feeding your guinea pig foods with too much sugar, carbohydrates and fats. This means no toasted oat cereals that are often used as treats for gerbils or hamsters. Do not feed her beans, breads, cookies, crackers, oats, potatoes or other human foods.

Can I feed my guinea pig Cheerios?

I would not recommend it. The fact that they are whole grain products and processed rules them out. It is not recommended for guinea pigs to eat grains or processed foods at all.


Can I make my own guinea pig food?

Offer Variety. Like all of us, guinea pigs do well on a variety of foods. Offer a range of vegetables at each feeding. Include leafy greens like kale, spinach or chard at each feeding, along with other options like peas, carrots, cucumbers, celery, corn or sweet peppers.

Can guinea pigs eat dog or cat food?

No, you cannot feed a guinea pig dog food. Guinea pigs are herbivores and aren't capable of digesting food with meat in it. That means you can't and shouldn't feed them dog food ever, as it can cause intestinal distress, obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Can guinea pigs eat canned green beans?

Processed Green Bean Products: Canned or cooked green beans are full of sugar, can contain chemicals, and are higher in acidity if cooked, so avoid feeding any type of green bean product besides ripe and clean green beans to your guinea pig.

Can guinea pigs survive just eating hay?

Your guinea pig should have unlimited access to high quality grass hay. Your guinea pig should eat a pile of hay as big as his body every day. Avoid alfalfa hay unless directed by your veterinarian. Instead choose timothy, orchard grass or oat hay.


Can I take my guinea pig for a walk?

You can "walk" a guinea pig on a leash, but don't try to get your guinea pig to go for outdoor walks. Unlike dogs and cats, cavies cannot successfully learn to go for leashed walks. Do not take your guinea pig onto a sidewalk in an attempt to get him to walk like your neighbor's miniature poodle.

Why do guinea pigs need vegetables?

Guinea pigs' need fresh greens and vegetables every day to help them get enough vitamin C (they can't produce it themselves). Our vets' advise one teacup of greens and veg, per guinea pig, per day, which can be split into morning and evening feeds.

What else can guinea pigs drink?

Fresh, clean water with nothing added is the best drink for guinea pigs. But why can't guinea pigs have other drinks? It's unhealthy for guinea pigs to ingest high sugar, high salt, or high fat drinks. That eliminates soda, juice, dairy, sport drinks, and others.

Is it OK to leave a guinea pig alone for 2 days?

Ideally, you shouldn't leave your guinea pig alone (unattended) for more than one day (24 hours). And never leave your guinea pigs alone for more than two days. It's dangerous because guinea pigs aren't self-reliant enough to stay safe on their own for that long.


Why do guinea pigs squeak?

Squeal: Some guinea pigs will squeal when they are experiencing potential pain or they need attention. It can sometimes be that another guinea pig is stealing his favorite spot to eat. Pay attention to your guinea pig if you hear a squeal because it could indicate that they need help from something hurting them.

Do guinea pigs cry?

So, although we wouldn't consider guinea pigs to cry 'emotional tears', like all mammals their eyes do produce physical tears. This is to keep their eye moist and clean.

Why does my guinea pig squeak when I pet him?

Whistling: Guinea pigs will often let out a high pitched squeal or whistle, and this noise means your furry friend is excited, perhaps about feeding time or playtime.

Do guinea pigs eat their poop?

Not only is guineas eating their own poop perfectly normal and natural, but it is also essential for their health. Many small mammals perform the same practice, and there is actually more reason to worry if they are not eating their poop!