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Guinea pigs have individual nutritional needs. Unlike rabbits, they are unable to generate their own Vitamin C, and therefore need to be fed on a specially formulated food, such as 'Gertie Guinea Pig', which is supplemented with Vitamin C. Like rabbits, guinea pigs need hay and grazing, plenty of fibre to prevent dental problems and barbering (fur chewing due to inadequate fibre in the diet).

Guinea Pigs

'Scurvy' Hypovitaminosis C, occurs due to restricted Vitamin C intake. Clinical signs include joints becoming swollen and painfull, animals refusing to move, loosing condition and eventually dying. In adults, other conditions arise, such as respiratory diseases and poor wound healing. Treatment is Vitamin C intake.

How to supply Vitamin C to your guinea pig:

  • Supplemented food, such as Gerty Guinea Pig food
  • Grazing on actively growing grass is an excellent source
  • Freshly cut fruit and vegetables.



 

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