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Is Oxbow food good for guinea pigs?

Is Oxbow food good for guinea pigs?

Although Oxbow Essentials – Adult Guinea Pig Food is an excellent complete feed for guinea pigs, unlimited access to fresh grass hay should also be provided. Feed Oxbow Essentials – Young Guinea Pig Food to guinea pigs requiring a higher level of nutrition.

Is Oxbow bad for guinea pigs?

Best for Vitamin C: Oxbow Natural Science Vitamin C Supplement. If you are concerned about not giving your guinea pig enough vitamin C, Oxbow’s Natural Science Vitamin C Supplement is a great option to provide to your cavy. These treats are also high in fiber to aid in digestion and help prevent diarrhea.

Do Oxbow pellets have Vitamin C?

Oxbow Essentials Cavy Cuisine Adult Guinea Pig Food is specifically designed to meet the particular nutritional needs of Guinea Pigs over six months. It contains stabilized Vitamin C and an optimal calcium-to-phosphorous ratio for overall health. Feed 1/8 cup pellets daily in addition to unlimited grass hay.

How much food is too much for a guinea pig?

The answer is yes. Yes, overfeeding a guinea pig is a possibility because these small animals love to eat. One guinea pig needs unlimited hay, 1/8 cup of pellets (so 1/4 for two), and around one cup of fresh fruits and vegetables per day.

What is the healthiest food for guinea pig?

The preferred basic diet for guinea pigs is unlimited amounts of Timothy or other low-calcium hay, supplemented with smaller amounts of a commercial, high-fiber, Timothy-hay based guinea pig pellets. Vitamin C (see below) should be given each day. Hay should be offered free-choice throughout the day.

Is Oxbow a good brand?

5.0 out of 5 stars Oxbow is the best brand you can get for your furry friends. We only purchase Oxbow brand food for our little furry ones; whether it is the gerbil & hamster food, the rat food or the mice food, we only trust Oxbow. I highly recommend the Oxbow brand in everything they make.

When should I switch my guinea pig to adult food?

Transition from young guinea pig pellets to adult pellets at approximately 6 months of age.

How many guinea pigs can fit in a MidWest Cage?

Since Guinea Pigs are social creatures MidWest Homes for Pets suggests at least having two per habitat. The Guinea Pig Habitat can suit up to 3 Guinea Pigs and provides the right amount of living space recommended by Veterinarians and Breeders.

How do I know if I’m overfeeding my guinea pig?

The weight of your guinea pig will determine how much you need to feed them. If they are over the recommended weight they are likely eating too much. Cut down the portion of their pellets and cut out sugary treats altogether, including fruit.

How many times a day should you feed a guinea pig?

Feed your guinea pig on a consistent schedule, twice a day, morning and evening. Guinea pigs will overeat if given the chance, so, to prevent obesity, remove pelleted food that is left uneaten after one hour and discard fresh fruits or vegetables that are left uneaten after 24 hours.

What veggies can guinea pigs eat everyday?

Fruit and vegetables: Fresh vegetables can be offered once a day and should be equivalent to about one cup total per guinea pig per day. Leafy greens like romaine lettuce, red and green leaf lettuces, kale, cilantro and parsley should comprise the bulk of your pig’s fresh produce.