Guinea pigs kept as pets should be limited to about 1 cup of carrots once or twice a week. The major component of a guinea pig's diet should be fresh timothy hay.
Guinea pigs should have unlimited daily access to timothy hay, because it is good for their digestion and controls the growth of their teeth. As a supplement, they should be allowed 1/8 of a cup of commercial guinea pig food daily. In addition, guinea pigs should receive about 1 cup of leafy vegetables, such as romaine lettuce, spinach, kale or parsley, each day. Along with carrots, zucchini and sweet potato should be weekly treats.Learn More
Guinea pigs eat most dark leafy lettuces, including romaine, green leaf, red leaf and butterhead lettuce. They also eat non-lettuce greens, such as mustard, spinach, chard, arugula, kale, beet tops, radicchio, cilantro and parsley.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs are relatively vocal animals and use squeaking as a way to communicate emotions such as fear and happiness, according to About.com. Not only do guinea pigs squeak to communicate with other guinea pigs, but also as a way to communicate with humans.Full Answer >
Guinea Pig Market is an online store that sells supplies for caring for and keeping guinea pigs as pets. It also sells guinea-pig-themed decorations, gifts, jewelry and books. The store ships items from Michigan worldwide.Full Answer >
Guinea pigs, or cavies, originated in the northern and western parts of South America. They were originally domesticated about 5,000 B.C.E. and are now found worldwide as pets, laboratory animals and as a source of meat.Full Answer >