Low-sugar food for guinea pigs

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Guinea pigs that have a genetic predisposition to diabetes can best be given a natural and low-sugar diet. The food shown on this page is suitable for these animals.
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Care + Guinea pig

Beaphar Care + Guinea Pig is a tasty and balanced diet for Guinea pigs. The Care + food has been developed in collaboration with veterinarians and nutrition experts in the field of guinea pig food. Beaphar Care + Guinea Pig is an extruded all in one piece

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Celery Crunch 200 grams

The JR Farm Celery Crunch consists of 100% crunchy celery plant and is a healthy snack for all rodents! In natural medicine, celery is known for cleansing through the kidneys, and also relieves the lymph system.

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Dried Nettle Leaves

The nettle leaves are of the highest quality. Dried carefully so that your rodent can enjoy the best quality Nettle leaves. Aromatic natural vegetables, known from national medicine and medicinal herbs. Stimulates digestion. Has detoxifying properties and

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Flaxseed

Linseed is very energy-rich due to the high content of good essential oils. Linseed is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body. Flaxseed is also very high in fiber, which has a positive effect on digestion. Especial

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Guinea pigDream Basic 1.5 kg

Bunny Guinea PigDream Basic is a complete diet for guinea pigs from the age of 5 months. The nutritional needs of guinea pigs and the latest scientific research were central to the development of Bunny CaviaDroom Basic.

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Meadow hay Nettle 500 grams

Carefully dried grasses and herbs with a very high proportion of leaves. Enriched with Nettle with a high content of raw fibers. The super premium hay for all gourmets among the rodents.

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Inulin has a particularly beneficial effect on the development of the bifido bacteria in our intestines. Inulin is a sweetener from Jerusalem artichokes or chicory that does not increase sugar levels and can even lower them. This supplement is used in the

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Parsley salad 50 grams

The JR Farm Parsley salad is the perfect choice for all parsley fans: the leaves on the stem are particularly rich in vitamin C, so the whole parsley plant can be pulped! A naturally high calcium content is important for good bone growth.

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De Witte Molen PUUR Guinea Pig is a pure & varied gourmet muesli for Guinea pigs. The diet consists of special ingredients that are tailored to the nutritional needs of the guinea pig. Witte Molen PUUR Guinea Pig is composed without artificial ...

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Selective Guinea Pig

Supreme Selective is a complete, balanced diet for guinea pigs. with addition of dandelion, fennel & nettle. Composed of a combination of high-quality ingredients, it forms a complete and balanced diet in the form of a tasty chunk. With alfalfa as a fiber

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DIABETES AT CAVIAS

Guinea pigs can treat diabetes relatively well compared to other animals. It happens even occasionally that the disease spontaneously no longer gives symptoms. In terms of diet we can basically advise the same as for the other rodent species.

  • The Cavia nutrition should mainly consist of "slow" carbohydrates that provide a gradual release of energy.
  • The diet must be sugar-free
  • The Cavia can get the best vegetables (not sweet vegetables)
  • The fibers are at number 1. The Cavia must get a lot of fiber, there must always be hay present.
  • Energy-containing products such as grains can best be avoided (except oats), these can best be replaced by, for example, herbs, fiber-rich grass pellets and dried vegetables.
  • In some cases, even rabbit food is recommended as a basis. This is possible because the animals have a similar fiber need, but guinea pigs must also receive vitamin C, because they do not produce it themselves.
  • Finally, drinking is very important in animals with diabetes. There must therefore always be sufficient drinking water.


Vegetable products that specifically lower the blood sugar level are:

  • Oats (give the guinea pig many oat products such as oat bran, flakes and / or whole grains)
  • Blueberry leaves
  • Celery
  • Nettle


Very specific nutritional advice for guinea pigs. Discuss this with your vet.

  • Daily amount of carbohydrates for lean guinea pigs or guinea pigs with a normal weight is: 20 grams, with guinea pigs that are too thick, the amount should not exceed 20 grams
  • Daily max. 10 - 15 grams (grain-free) pellets. Animals with a very high blood sugar level should better not be fed pellets at all.
  • Fruit and vegetables or other products containing starch can best be avoided.
  • Up to 20 grams of dried or 50-100 grams of fresh herbs per week.
  • Lucerne only in small quantities
  • Daily 15 - 25 mg of vitamin C. (no longer due to bladder stones).
  • Calcium-phosphorus ratio of total food between 1.5: 1 and 2: 1


Inulin is a sweetener from Jerusalem artichokes or chicory that does not increase the sugar level and can even lower it by up to 40%.

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