Guinea pigs are herbivores in nature which means that they only eat fruits and vegetables, no dairy, eggs, meat or insects for guinea pig diet.
A list of important things to keep in mind about food for guinea pigs are:
What can guinea pigs eat among fresh fruits and vegetables?
Serving a guinea pig with fresh fruits and vegetables is safe and in fact, they serve as great treats for training and help you bond with them.
What guinea pigs can eat:
What guinea pigs can't eat:
Refrain from feeding them with junk food even though it contains ingredients which are safe for them to consume. Since they can't eat garlic or onions, a lot of food items consumed by us are off-limits for them.
When should you feed your guinea pig?
Guinea pigs are grazers which means you can dump fresh hay, pellets, fruits, vegetables and water. Be mindful of serving fresh food and clean bowls on an everyday basis.
The best food for guinea pigs is hay and good quality pellets, and offer fresh fruits and vegetables as occasional treats.