Guinea pigs should never be fed muesli mixes as they cannot properly digest corn, peas and seeds. These types of mixes are low in fibre and will lead to dental issues, deadly digestive disorders and a nutritional deficiency. Feeding these mixes will shorten the life span of your guinea pig.
Avoid cheap based pellets as these contain a large amount of alfalfa (Lucerne) which can cause bladder stones and other issues due to the high calcium content.
Feed your guinea pig non muesli mixes such as Burgess Excel nuggets, oxbow guinea pig food. These can be fed daily and in addition to hay and grass.
1/8 cup per guinea pig per day.
For pregnant, nursing or guinea pigs younger than 6 months of age, pellets should be available all day due guinea pigs requiring the extra calcium for development.
*Please note that these are guidelines. If you have questions about your pet’s daily feeding regimen, please contact your veterinarian for more specific feeding information.