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For guinea pig food for your Guinea pig, you are in the right place in our Cavia webshop. Do you want to spoil your guinea pig with healthy, balanced guinea pig food? You will find various types of guinea pig food at an attractive price. Ordering is easy and fast at DRD Rodent Shop!

Guinea pigs are small, folivorous / herbivorous (herbivorous) mammals and belong to the order of the rodents. They are predominantly active at dusk and at night, very cozy and live in nature in social groups. Even if kept as pets, they should be kept with at least one of their peers. Guinea pigs have a life expectancy of about 6 to 8 years and reach a trunk length of about 30 cm and a weight of 450 to 1,000 g.

digestive herbivores and omnivores

Guinea pigs are native to South America and have spread from Colombia to Argentina. They do not build their own hollow, but create roads and hollows in dense vegetation. To absorb nutrition, they prefer areas with low vegetation. There they mainly find grasses that contain many important nutrients.

Guinea pigs have their own nutritional needs. The digestive system is especially important for a healthy and vital life.

Guinea pig teeth

There are two incisors in the upper and lower jaw, which, like the molars, continue to grow for life. That means:

a) The position of the teeth must be correct so that tooth wear is possible and the teeth do not grow out of control
b) the choice of feed is an important factor in the optimal wear of the incisors and molars. A high fiber content is necessary!

The Guinea Pig Stomach

The stomach is a so-called gag. Their stomach is not very muscular and therefore cannot independently transport the knitted food to the next part of the intestine. The following nutritional portions take over that task. The species-specific feed must be attuned to the energy requirements of adult guinea pigs and the needs of growing animals, with optimal nutrition distribution.

The appendix

The large appendix is the so-called fermentation chamber. This is where the fine dietary fibers go, which are converted into proteins, vitamin B complex and vitamin K by special bacteria. This is where the caecum droppings are taken up by guinea pigs.

Vitamins

Guinea pigs cannot produce vitamin C themselves. With an addition via drinking water, vitamin C is quickly broken down under the influence of light and oxygen. The administration of stabilized vitamin C via the feed is therefore vital. The daily requirement of an adult guinea pig is approximately 10 mg per kilogram of body weight

Guinea pig Calcium requirement

Calcium is an important mineral. In the body, calcium is mainly found in the bones and teeth. The calcium supply through food is therefore very important to keep the animal healthy.

It is true that an increased calcium level in adult guinea pigs can lead to bladder stones or even bladder stones. Unfortunately, that is no longer a rarity. That is why choosing the right components is important.

  • Optimal calcium content in the basic feed
    young animals: 0.9% *
  • adult animals: 0.6%

* Young animals, because of their unfinished growth, require a higher calcium content compared to adult guinea pigs.

Crude fiber for guinea pigs

Crude fiber: Crude fiber is very important for health. They support digestion, cecum and with their rough fiber structure tooth wear.

Starch: Starch is mainly an energy supplier and must be limited in the feed.

A shift in the crude fiber-starch ratio can lead to long-term health damage:

  • Too little raw fiber leads to intestinal inertia, alteration of the intestinal flora and disrupted functioning of the cecum.
  • Too much starch leads to break times, changes in the intestinal flora, swelling, diarrhea, fermentation, adiposity.
    If you take these arguments into account, it becomes clear why the vet recommends a minimum 3: 1 crude fiber-starch ratio.

How do I actually know how much starch my food contains?

The composition is very useful here: whole grains (with starchy meal), field beans, potatoes or peas are an indication that a higher starch content should be taken into account.

always fresh rodent food ALWAYS FRESH FOR THE CAVES!

As a specialist in the field of rodent nutrition, you as a customer benefit from our knowledge and experience. This is also reflected in our purchasing & storage policy, for example. We focus on fresh and fresh instead of a lot and cheap. Hay, herbs and food must be fresh and stored properly, which is why we purchase such products in a smart way so that you always benefit from fresh and fresh food!

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