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What Are Guinea Pigs' Favorite Foods?

Each guinea pig is different, and most will have their own favorites. Most of them love carrots and broccoli, and some love nothing better than fresh grass nibbled from a lawn.

Some owners swear by shop-bought treats, but these are not essential, and you should check the ingredients to make sure you're not feeding th GPs sugar and colorings! A slice of apple sends some GPs into culinary heaven, while others are capsicum fanatics. Feed these acidic and watery foods in moderation only, though.

Guinea pig food
Each guinea pig has its favorite food treat

So, where do you start? That's an easy one - check out our recommended foods list and take it from there.

Go easy on the treats. Only give them fruit and salad veg in moderation. Too much of the former can lead to sores on the mouth, due to the acidity. Watery and leafy foods can cause stomach upsets, and they tend to be low in nutrients. Check out the Harmful Foods section of this Guide for more insights on the not-so-good stuff.

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Debra, 17 April 2020

HELP ... Stuck in bad situation! Was given a "service pet" that turned out to be a "RESCUE GP" ... @ 3 months old GP had been returned 2 times and has a quarter inch scar on his nose ... Lots of issues but biggest prob is GP DOES NOT DRINK ANY WATER!!! I give him celery constantly to try to make up but I worry! He is alone is 5 months old now ... GP is still afraid of us and we r in lock down so ... No getting him a friend ... No spaying ... No touching/holding ... What about trimming his long long nails ... OR giving him a bath ... HELP ME ... RATHER HELP BOOMER BUTTKISS MY GP ... I CANNOT LIVE W HURTING ANY LIVING THING AND I WILL NOT GIVE HIM BACK ... AGAIN!!! But a good approved home w friends would b nice ... She'd tears over this????

Logan, 4 April 2019

Gunnea pigs favourite food well I find is to be lettuce. Don’t give it anything such as crisps or anything with sugar and bread is not recommended give it something to do play with it at least two times a day when you first get it watch it might biters if it does take time to get it out and feed its favourite people less kids to track in class

Viktoria, 23 April 2018

in class we got a gunnea pig and we were told to make an info sheet and this page really helped