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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 different types of guinea pig food at an attractive price with us. 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 mostly active at dusk and at night, very pleasant and live in nature in social groups. Even if they are kept as pets, they must be kept together with at least one of their peers. Guinea pigs have a life expectancy of around 6 to 8 years and reach a trunk length of around 30 cm and a weight of 450 to 1,000 g.

Guinea pigs are originally from South America and have spread from Colombia to Argentina. They do not build their own lair, but create roads and hollows in dense vegetation. To absorb food, they prefer to choose 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 jaws, 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 uncontrolled
b) the choice of feed is an important factor for the optimum wear of the incisors and molars. A high fiber content is necessary!

The Guinea Pig Stomach

The stomach is a so-called full-stomach. Their stomach is not very muscular and can therefore not independently transport the food to the next part of the intestine. The following food portions take over that task. The species-specific food must be tailored to the energy requirements of adult guinea pigs and the needs of growing animals in order to provide optimal nutrition.

The appendix

The large appendix is the so-called fermentation chamber. The fine dietary fibers, which are converted into proteins, vitamin B complex and vitamin K, go there. There the appendicitis keys are created that are taken back by guinea pigs.

Vitamins

Guinea pigs cannot produce vitamin C themselves. With an addition via drinking water, vitamin C is rapidly degraded under the influence of light and oxygen. Administration of stabilized vitamin C via the feed is therefore essential. 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 primarily 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 content in adult guinea pigs can lead to bladder grit or even to bladder stones. Unfortunately, that is no longer a rarity. That is why it is important to choose the right components.

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

* Young animals require higher calcium levels due to their incomplete growth compared to adult guinea pigs.

Raw fiber for Guinea pigs

Raw fiber: Raw fiber is very important for health. They support the digestion, the appendix and with their rough fiber structure the tooth wear.

Starch: Starch is primarily an energy supplier and must be present in the feed to a limited extent.

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

  • Too little crude fiber leads to intestinal inertia, changes in the intestinal flora and impaired functioning of the appendix.
  • Too much starch leads to eating breaks, changes in the intestinal flora, swellings, diarrhea, fermentation, adiposity.
    If you take these arguments into account, then it becomes clear why the vet recommends at least a crude fiber-starch ratio of 3: 1.

How do I know how much starch my feed contains?

In addition, the composition is very useful: whole grains (with starch-containing flour body), field beans, potatoes or peas are an indication that a higher starch content must be taken into account.

always fresh rodent food ALWAYS FRESH FOR THE CAAFJES!

As a specialist in the field of rodent nutrition, you as a customer benefit fully from our knowledge and experience. This can also be seen in our purchasing & storage policy, for example. We focus on fresh and fresh instead of much and cheap. Hay, herbs and food must be fresh and properly stored, 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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