as far as i know those little creatures eat as much as they need..so you shouldn't worry..if it's too much your pig will leave it there..and as long as she is playful and behaving the same way you shouldn't worry
Actually, carrots are very sweet, and should be an occational treat. Something such as sweet peppers or romaine lettuce are much better, and will provide the vitamin C that guinea pigs need. See guinealynx.com for the best advice on guinea pig care.
I am a hairless guinea pig breeder and I wanted to give you some advice..carrots are high in calcium and if given too much can cause bladder stones...also alfalfa hay can too..only give Timothy or orchard hay.just thought I would add that about the hay.:) I would cut the carrots down to a few baby carrots a few times a week...also give lots of romaine lettuce..it's full of vitamins and won't give them diarrhea like iceburg which has no vitamins....cilantro is good too...and parsley occasionally..if your piggie gets too much calcium their pee will have calcium deposits in it and will be whitish and sludgy..it will look white when it dries on a blanket or towel..hope this helps..and feed as many red peppers as you can! Really good source of vitamin c!:)
Thanks for the advice. I don't recall feeding my piglets much except greens in addition to their normal GP food from the store. Carrots may be yummy but there is too much of a good thing, even chocolate for me. (sigh)
They say you should have a constant supply of second cut Timothy hay for your pigs at all times but growing up as a kid I don't ever remember doing so...but I do now and have for the past ten years...but skinny pigs need to eat more to keep their body temp up.....so they have to have the hay..I go thru over 150 lbs of baled hay a month and about 200 lbs of pellets a month to maintain 30 pigs plus their babies...but I know what you mean about the chocolate thing! I had cheesecake earlier!:)
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.