Piggie social skills


Post   » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 pm

He's 5 weeks old now and growing by the day! Took him and our other pig in for check ups and they are both very healthy!

He has started to eat a little parsley, loves peppers, doesn't know what to do with a tomato. But he never touches the alfalfa hay or the pellets. Can he get enough calcium from only veggies?

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Post   » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:43 pm

I would give primarily grass hay and skip the alfalfa hay. Standard guinea pig pellets generally have adequate amounts of calcium for young guinea pigs.


Post   » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:58 pm

You can also give some high-calcium foods (like parsley) during lap time. For some reason, this makes it much more appealing, at least for my pigs. It also means the older pig won't get it. If you just leave it in the cage, he'll probably end up eating some and getting more calcium than he should, and the smaller one will get less.


Post   » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:31 pm

Thank you everyone for your input! He's quickly learned to enjoy parsley which we give him at each meal - he's also learning to eat as fast as possible because the big pig tries to steal it!! We give him his bell pepper to keep him distracted!

Took both pigs in for check ups and both are healthy!

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